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Getting to Melbourne

Melbourne Airport is located approximately 24km from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. There are a range of direct flights and low cost fares available so we encourage you to explore all the options available:

Airport Transfers

Easy access is available from the airport to the city centre via bus and taxi. Please refer to the Melbourne Airport website for further information.

SkyBus

SkyBus offers a shuttle bus service from the airport to Melbourne CBD and city hotels. This service operates 24 hours, 7 days. Buses run every 10 minutes throughout the day and every 30-60 minutes overnight. Tickets can be purchased on arrival or online by visiting the SkyBus website.

Taxis

Taxis are available from the ground floor level of Melbourne Airport. The central business district is approximately 30 minutes from the International and Domestic Airport. A taxi costs approximately $50 -$60.
Taxi Phone: 13 22 27 or 131 008.

Car Rental

A range of car rental services are available at Melbourne Airport. Please refer to the Melbourne Airport website for further information.

Getting around Melbourne

Information regarding tram, train and bus timetables is available from Metlink Melbourne

myki is the smart card ticketing system that has replaced Metcard in metropolitan Melbourne and paper tickets on buses in selected regional towns. It is an integrated system that works on trains, trams and buses.

Visitors packs can be purchased at the Business Centre of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre or the M Cafe at the Clarendon Street entrance to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Top ups to existing cards can also be made at the tram stop directly opposite the Clarendon Street entrance to the MCEC (on the side of the road travelling south) or at the Seven Eleven Store on the corner of Flinders and Spencer Streets.

You may purchase a ticket online in advance http://www.myki.com.au or for  interstate and international guests, a myki visitor packs can be purchased from the PTV Hub at Southern Cross Station, the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square and the SkyBus terminals at Melbourne Airport and Southern Cross Station.

The myki Visitor Pack includes:

  • A myki smartcard pre-loaded with enough value for one day’s Zone 1 travel
  • Instructions on how to use myki
  • An inner Melbourne tram map
  • A myki protective wallet designed by renowned cartoonist Mark Knight
  • Discounts at 15 attractions worth more than $130 in savings
  • The myki Visitor Pack is available for full fare, concession, child and senior visitors.
  • A full fare myki Visitor Pack costs $14.00 including $8.00 myki money
  • A concession, child or seniors myki Visitor Pack costs $7.00, including $4.00 myki money

For more information http://www.myki.com.au/About-myki/myki-visitor-pack

Top up to myki cards can be made online or at a number of retail outlets displaying the myki sign including all Seven Eleven convenience stores.

Car Parking

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre offers undercover 24-hour, on-site car parking, with access off Normanby Road. There are three car parks available at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, all open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

  • Melbourne Convention Centre – Siddeley Street.
    Fees start at $8.00 per hour with early bird and weekend rates offered.
  • Melbourne Exhibition Centre – entrance off Normanby Road
    Fees start at $8.00 per hour up to a maximum of $32.00 per day.
    Early bird, evening and weekend rates are available.
  • South Wharf Retail Car Park – entrance off Normanby Road
    Fees start at $4.00 per hour; an evening rate is offered.