St Kilda is a beachside suburb on the southside of Melbourne. It’s approximately 30 kilometres away, which takes up to 50 minutes to drive during rush hour, or 30 minutes in off-peak hours.

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St Kilda to Melbourne Airport: Journey information

We have put together some useful information to help you plan your journey including travel times and an airport guide to help you navigate Melbrouen Airport.

Pick Up and Other Information

Getting from St Kilda to Melbourne Airport

Driving from St Kilda to Melbourne Airport takes approximately 30 minutes outside of rush hour, and up to 50 minutes in the busiest periods. You can take a tram and buses if you prefer, but expect to travel for well over an hour. There’s also the airport’s Skybus, which travels directly to Carlisle Street in St Kilda every 30 minutes, and costs between $18 and $21.

Melbourne Airport terminals

There’s four Melbourne Airport terminals in total, which are a mixture of domestic and international.

  • T1—domestic, for Qantas flights.
  • T2—international, and home to a large number of airlines including Emirates, Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Etihad, Fiji Airways, and Jetstar. You can see the full list of airlines here.
  • T3—domestic, for Virgin Australia, Skywest, and REX Airlines.
  • T4—domestic, for Jetstar flights.

Melbourne Airport parking and pick-up

There’s three different parking options available at Melbourne Airport:

  • Value Car Park—this is perfect for long term stays, and costs just $12 per day. It’s accessible via a free courtesy bus that runs from 4 am to 1 pm.
  • Terminal Car Park—this park is best for short hourly stops and costs $15 per hour (or free for 15 minutes).
  • Premium Car Park—this park is the most expensive of the three because it’s just a 1-minute walk to the terminals. It’s broken into self parking, business parking, and valet parking, all of which have their own rates (check out the airport’s website to get a quote).

Picking up and dropping off is easy too, with designated pick-up and drop-off zones outside the front of T2. There’s also a waiting zone on Mercer Drive, which you can stop at free for up to 30 minutes if your friends or family are a little delayed.

Melbourne Airport facilities

Melbourne Airport has a deluge of cafes, bars, and restaurants, as well as the usual shops, pharmacies, postal facilities, and more. You can grab a coffee at the Flat Chat Cafe, an Aussie souvenir at the Australian Produce Store, or grab a healthy fruit-packed beverage at Boost Juice. Check out the airport’s website for a full list of shops and facilities.

St Kilda

St Kilda is a famous beachside suburb of Melbourne, popular with backpackers and locals alike. It’s home to the thrilling Luna Park, historic sea baths, and penguins that gather on the breakwater at dusk. You can also visit the gorgeous botanical gardens, catch a show at the Palais Theatre, or brush up on your history at the Jewish Museum of Australia.

This suburb is packed with things to do, so you won’t be disappointed.