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Melbourne is a vibrant, multicultural and elegant city, named the world's most livable city in the past few years. It’s also known as the sporting and cultural capital of Australia, so don’t be surprised by the various sports facilities, as well as, museums and galleries. Diversity is what makes Melbourne special, so you can see different cultures grouped in neighbourhoods.
The Federation Square is the starting point for sightseeing and a central place for various events. The Royal Botanic Gardens are one of the top attractions in Melbourne and one of the finest in their kind. Melbourne has a great cultural scene and we suggest visiting the National Gallery of Victoria and the Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building.
Melbourne has an efficient integrated public transport that includes rail, tram and bus services. The Melbourne Metro is the second largest in Australia with 16 lines that connect the city centre with the suburbs. The tram network is the largest in the world and covers a large city area. There are 300 bus routes that operate in Melbourne area daily, while on Friday and Saturday night buses run, as well.
Melbourne has great freeway network and roads, but it’s also very congested during peak hours. It’s not recommended to travel by car in the city, but for day trips the most convenient choice would be to rent a car in Melbourne. There are car rental offices at the airport and on different locations in the city.
The Melbourne taxi service is an efficient way to navigate the city. It’s an easy way to travel to any suburb in Melbourne, like Blackburn or Burwood. Melbourne taxis are regulated and have unified look. The taxi fare is charged by the meter.
Melbourne Airport is the second busiest airport in Australia and main hub for arriving in the state of Victoria. It’s located in the Tullamarine suburb, around 23 km from Melbourne city centre. There are regular bus lines, shuttle, airport taxi and private airport transfer services from Melbourne airport to the city.
The bus stop at the airport is located in Terminal 4 and there a few public bus lines that run to the city. The most popular bus is the route 901 which runs from Melbourne airport to Frankston and makes stop at Broadmeadows Station. There are regular shuttle buses from Melbourne Airport to other destinations in Victoria, as well.
The Melbourne airport taxi service is run by official taxi companies. There are taxi stands outside each terminal. The airport taxi fare is charged by the meter and may depend on the destination, as well as, the traffic conditions. Additional charges may apply on public holidays and when taking roads with pay tolls.
For a stress-free and comfortable ride to your accommodation, we suggest booking a private Melbourne airport transfer with us. We provide airport transfer services from Melbourne Airport to Brighton, Docklands, South Yarra, and any other destination in Melbourne area. You can choose a vehicle that will suit your needs and we will arrange a personalised service prior your arrival.
The driver will meet you at the airport and take you to your vehicle. This is a direct transfer, so there are no additional stops on the way unless you request it. The cost for the private airport taxi is fixed and charged per vehicle. It’s especially convenient for larger groups, as the cost can be split among the passengers. Often, this is the most cost-effective airport transfer option.
The price for a private transfer from Melbourne Airport to Melbourne city centre starts from 124 AUD, one way.