Melbourne Airport is located approximately 20 kilometres north the city. The most direct route is via the Tullamarine Freeway. The Freeway towards the city end of the journey becomes a tollway. The fastest way to the city or the airport is either via taxi of bus, with the most inexpensive being being by bus.
Skybus travels Melbourne Airport to City (Southern Cross Station) 24 hours, 7 days a week with one departing every 10-15 minutes. Tickets are $17 one-way / $28 return (as at October 2012) - this is around one-third the cost of a taxi fare. On arrival at the city depot they provide free transfer to your city accommodation. No need to queue as tickets may be purchased online or kerbside.
Jetbus Airport Shuttle is the new and easiest way to travel to and from the Melbourne Airport. They'll save you time and money, dropping you off directly to your chosen accommodations front door for only $15 one way $24 return! With their personal meet and greet service from 6am to midnight, they'll ensure you arrive to your destination hassle free. To book online visit Jetbus Airport Shuttle.
Sunbus provides both International and Domestic visitors with a personal service at the airport, and then a direct transfer to accommodation in the Central Business District (CBD), South Yarra, St Kilda and Carlton. The service operates 7 days a week and meets your flight.
Buses+4WD Hire Specialises in a personal service to the small, medium or large groups for both Domestic and International visitors. You are not limited to just the Central Business District (CBD) as the service is provided to all areas of Melbourne and can be provided every day of the year and meets your flight.