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Melbourne Airports – Travel information

Melbourne Airport (MEL) is a 25-minute drive from the Melbourne city centre and around 20 minutes to the city by shuttle bus. All international flights and most domestic flights to Melbourne arrive here. The domestic and international terminals are located in the same building. Avalon Airport (AVV) is a 45-minute drive from the Melbourne city centre. Some domestic flights to Melbourne arrive here.

Train

The nearest train station is Flinders St station.  More infromation on the trains in Melbourne can be found here http://www.metrotrains.com.au/.  There is no train to the airport, please check out the Airport Bus Shuttle for travel to and from Melbourne Airport.

 

Taxi Service

Melbourne’s taxis are a convenient way to get from the airport to your destination. You can catch a taxi from designated taxi ranks, unless you have pre-booked one. Taxi ranks are located on the ground floor outside Terminals 1 and between
Terminal 2 and  3. Taxi ranks are located on the ground floor of the transport hub outsideTerminal 4. 

Airport Bus Shuttle

SkyBus operates a bus service from Melbourne Airport providing passengers fast airport transfers to Southern Cross Station. Find out more and book tickets from https://www.skybus.com.au/

 

Entry & Visa Application

All visitors must possess a valid passport or other internationally recognized document with a minimum validity period of six months beyond the period of intended stay.  Any international visitors (excluding New Zealand Passport holders) must apply for an entrance visa into Australia prior to departure. We recommend applying at your earliest convenience. Most passport holders can apply online here: http://www.border.gov.au/. If you require a Business Travel Support letter, please email us at info@expertslive.asia to request instructions.

 

Weather

April is a great time to visit Melbourne as the trees are changing colour and the air can be crisp and clean. As winter is just around the corner there can be some times where the weather becomes a little colder than normal thanks to storm systems moving in. The average daily temperature for this time of the year is a cool 17°C. A light jacket or a sweater is needed first thing in the morning while overnight lows will fall to 12°C. Despite the cool start to the day, temperatures will warm up nicely with highs climbing to 21°C by the afternoon. However, if you find yourself on a cloudy day, you may still want a jacket during the later afternoon hours as well.  Rain chances come up significantly during this time of the year and a rain jacket or umbrella will be needed throughout much of the month.  Weather forcast for April 2017 can be found here http://www.accuweather.com/

 

 

Getting around City Centre

Melbourne’s public transport is the easiest and best way to get around the city. Buy a Myki smartcard for flexible travel between trains, trams and buses. You’ll be able to use public transport in and around the city for just a few hours or all day.

Plan your trip, buy or top up your Myki card online and download maps and timetables from Public Transport Victoria, the one-stop shop for information about travelling on public transport (phone 1800 800 007).

The Free Tram Zone in Melbourne’s CBD makes it easier to move around the city.  The principal boundaries of the Free Tram Zone are Spring Street, Flinders Street and La Trobe Street. Additionally, the tram routes along Victoria Street, William Street and Elizabeth Street that surround Victoria Market are also included as well as the Docklands area.

All stops within the zone are clearly marked and tram drivers will make regular announcements when approaching the zone boundaries. Zone boundaries are signed and free tram zone maps are across the network.  Crown Promenade sits just outside of the Free Tram Zone, but within walking distance to the Free Tram Zone.