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Airport Codes:

IATA: MEL   
ICAO: YMML


Distance from MEL to:

Dandenong Mountains 59 km
Yarra Valley 69 km
Great Ocean Road 250 km


Nearest Major Airports:

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport 705 km
Adelaide Airport 734 km
Brisbane Airport 1703 km

Car Hire Melbourne

Melbourne Airport Guide

Melbourne is the 2nd largest city in Australia and capital of Victoria. It is a multicultural city with Victorian architecture and a perfect mix of old and new. It is known as a capital for culture with a strong arts scene and food culture, as well as being host to many festivals. There are many museums to explore in the city with everything from Chinese history to the fire brigade. Also in the city, visit the highest building , the Eureka Tower and enjoy browsing at the Queen Victoria Market. St Kilda is known for its beaches and nightlife or head out to Brighton Beach. Further afield you can drive the Great Ocean Road to the Twelve Apostles or visit the wine region of Yarra Valley.


Melbourne Airport Directions

The airport is 23 km from the city. It is an easy drive with car hire Melbourne via the Tullamarine Freeway and the City Link routes.


Melbourne Airport Parking

There are 5 airport car parks including an express car park and a business car park. You can also choose from long term or short term facilities within walking distance of the terminal. For a better price, you can choose car parks that are 5 minutes away and have a shuttle bus service.


Melbourne Airport Flight Information

You can fly from Melbourne to 33 destinations including Los Angeles and Mauritius. Other flights are within Australia and New Zealand as well as Asia and the Middle East.


Hotels Near Melbourne Airport

There are 4 hotels near the airport. The Parkroyal Hotel is next to the airport and the nearest. The Holiday Inn and Motel Formule 1 both have a shuttle bus service if you do not have a car hire Melbourne Airport. The Mantra Tullamarine is another alternative hotel nearby.


Melbourne Time Zone

Melbourne is 10 hours or 11 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, dependant on daylight saving and is in the Eastern Time zone (GMT+10/GMT+11).

Melbourne Info


There are 4 terminals at the airport –so check which one you will be leaving from! There is Wi-Fi for a charge and internet kiosks are available. ATMs and currency exchange services are located around the terminals. You can get information regarding your stay, with the ‘Travellers’ service. There are plenty of shops to buy last minute items and you can eat at a selection of food outlets including Hungry Jacks, Sushi-Sushi or Nando’s. More unusual facilities include a golf club and a pet hotel!


Melbourne Airport Trivia:

  • Melbourne Airport is the 2nd busiest airport in Australia.The airport is also known as Tullamarine Airport
  • It is a hub for Qantas and Virgin Australia.
  • Melbourne Airport handles over 28 million passengers every year.
  • In 1964, the first jet aircraft used for domestic services in Australia was launched here.
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