Melbourne International Airport
Address: Airport Dr, Tullamarine VIC 3045, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9297 1600
Airport codes: MEL and KMLB
Owner/Operator: Australia Pacific Airports Corporation
Terminals: 4 passenger
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Melbourne Airport (IATA abbreviation: MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport is Australia’s second busiest airport. The airport was opened for the first flights in 1970. It was to replace the old Essendon airport. There are four airports in and around the city of Melbourne. Like most major airports in Australia, Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin are the main airlines here. The carrier Rex also offers many flights, including to the lesser known and smaller airports in the country. Until the pandemic in 2020, Melbourne airport has grown since its opening, eventually reaching more than 35 million passengers a year. Four terminals and two runways are used for this.
From and to Melbourne Airport
Traveling by bus is probably the cheapest option for getting to or from the airport. There are Melbourne arrivals of the SkyBus City Express every 15 minutes. This bus runs from 4:30 am – 12:00 am. A one way ticket costs AUD 15. There are also free courtesy buses that take passengers to the more distant parking areas (Value Car Park). From Melbourne Tullamarine car park there are arrivals for Terminal 1, 4 and between 2 and 3. There are many different direct and regional buses which is near terminal 4.
If you want to travel more easily and privately, you can take a taxi at Terminals 1, 2 and 3. The journey to the center is about 30 minutes. There are options for a Ride-share pick up or drop off. There are several locations for UberBLACK and Ride-shares. After Melbourne flight arrivals you can of course also choose to rent a car yourself. After Melbourne airport flight arrivals, the Rental Car Access is in front of the main building.
Melbourne airport terminals
There are 4 terminals at Melbourne airport.
- T1 North Terminal in use by Qantas and Jetstar
- T2 is a terminal with Melbourne airport international arrivals
- T3 South Terminal is in use by Virgin Australia and Rex Regional Express
- T4 is in use by Tiger Airways Australia.
The terminals are all together connected to a main building and can be reached by foot.
There are 4 baggage belts in terminal 1. There are various services within the building such as dry cleaners, ATM’s, and car rental companies. When you walk out of the building you will immediately see the taxis and Skybus to continue your journey. Next to the building there is also a Qantas Valet parking.
When you leave the plane you will also be able to use duty-free shopping. Then you will go through customs to the baggage belts. Once you have packed your luggage, you can walk through the Melbourne arrivals hall. This is the same hall as where the baggage claim area of terminal 3 is. Various services are also available here, including car rental counters. Both buses and taxis are available in front of terminal 2. There is also a 1 minute pick up and drop off zone in from the terminal.
The arrivals hall of terminal 4 is located on the ground floor. There are fewer facilities here. Therefore, in most cases, only low-cost airlines will use this terminal.
Flight Routes at Melbourne Airport
Most international Melbourne Tullamarine airport arrivals are coming from Singapore. It’s a important hub to the rest of the world, mainly Europe and Asia. Next busy flight routes are the following:
- Auckland in New Zealand
- Hong Kong
- Denpasar (Bali). Garuda Indonesia is increasing the flights to handle more passengers. It’s one of the most popular holiday destinations of Australian people.
- Los Angeles
- Kuala Lumpur
- Abu Dhabi AUH Airport
Since the pandemic started in 2020, passenger numbers have fallen significantly for domestic and mainly international flights with drops to 98 percent. There are a limited number of domestic flights departing from Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, and Adelaide during the years after. Luckily they start picking up again. Some other domestic options you can fly are:
- Gold Coast
- Sunshine Coast