Airport buses

Several airport bus services connect the suburbs and regional centres to both Melbourne and Avalon Airports.

Please note that not all bus services are myki ticketed services, and will require you to purchase a separate ticket to travel.

A new bus interchange at Melbourne Airport opens

From 30 November 2015, a new bus interchange at Melbourne Airport will open, providing customers with a new undercover bus interchange located at domestic Terminal Four (T4).

The existing bus interchange located at Terminal 1 (T1) will no longer be in operation.

The new T4 bus interchange provides direct access to Tiger Airways, Jetstar and Regional Express services, with all other airlines departing from T1, T2 and T3.

T4 bus interchange is located approximately 10 minutes’ walk from T1, so customers are reminded to plan ahead and consider additional travel time to access T1, T2 and T3.

Bus Routes that will service the new T4 bus interchange:

  • Route 478: Airport West to Melbourne Airport
  • Route 479: Airport West to Sunbury via Melbourne Airport and return
  • Route 482: Airport West To Melbourne Airport (via South Centre Road)
  • Route 901: Melbourne Airport to Frankston (SMARTBUS Service)

Melbourne Airport

Avalon Airport

Services to and from Melbourne Airport (MEL) 

Metropolitan Melbourne 

SkyBus

SkyBus runs express between Melbourne Airport and Melbourne's city centre, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service takes approximately 20 minutes to get from the airport to the city centre. Buses run every 10 minutes from 6am to 11pm and every 15 to 30 minutes at other times.

At Melbourne Airport, SkyBus stops at Terminal 1 (Qantas domestic and QantasLink), Terminal 3 (Virgin, Regional Express and all international flights) and Terminal 4 (Jetstar and Tigerair domestic)

In the city, SkyBus stops at Southern Cross Station, near the corner of Bourke and Spencer streets. The SkyBus Hotel Transfer Service can transport you between Southern Cross Station and select city accommodation at no additional charge (Monday to Friday 6am – 10.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 7.30am – 5.30pm).

Note: SkyBus is not a myki ticketed service. To travel with SkyBus, you must buy a SkyBus ticket. V/Line tickets, free travel passes and concessions are not accepted by SkyBus.

You can buy SkyBus tickets online or at a SkyBus ticket booth at Melbourne Airport and Southern Cross Station.

Phone: +61 3 9335 2811

Website: skybus.com.au

Use Journey Planner to plan your journey.

Routes 478, 479 and 482

Routes 478, 479 and 482 provide bus services from Melbourne Airport to Airport West and Sunbury.

Note: Routes 478, 479 and 482 are myki ticketed services.The myki Visitor Value Pack is available at Melbourne Airport for visitors to buy to travel on public transport in Melbourne. See myki Visitor Value Pack for more information.

At Melbourne Airport, all Route 478, 479 and 482 services depart from the bus stop outside Terminal 1, until 29 November 2015. From 30 November bus routes 478, 479 and 482 will depart from the new bus terminal outside Terminal 4.

For detailed route information, see:

Use Journey Planner to plan your journey.

Route 901 (SmartBus)

Route 901 (SmartBus) provides a frequent connection between Broadmeadows Station and Melbourne Airport. The trip takes about 20 minutes, but leave more time during peak times.

Route 901 runs between Melbourne Airport and Frankston via Broadmeadows, Roxburgh Park, Epping and Greensborough seven days per week. Buses run every 15 minutes until 9pm weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends and evenings until midnight (9pm on Sundays).

At Melbourne Airport, all Route 901 services depart from the bus stop outside Terminal 1, until 29 November 2015. From 30 November all Route 901 services will depart from the new bus terminal outside Terminal 4.

Note: Route 901 is a myki ticketed service. The myki Visitor Value Pack is available at Melbourne Airport for visitors to buy to travel on public transport in Melbourne. See myki Visitor Value Pack for more information.

For detailed route information, see Route 901 - Frankston - Melbourne Airport

Use Journey Planner to plan your journey.

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Regional Victoria 

Ballarat Area

Airport Shuttle Bus

Phone: +61 3 5333 4181

Website: www.airportshuttlebus.com.au

Note: Airport Shuttle Bus is not a myki ticketed service. To travel with Airport Shuttle Bus, you must purchase a separate ticket.

Bendigo Area

Bendigo Airport Service

Phone: + 61 3 5444 3939

Website: www.bendigoairportservice.com.au

Note: Bendigo Airport Service is not a myki ticketed service. To travel with Bendigo Airport Service, you must purchase a separate ticket.

Dandenong Area

Airport Bus Dandenong

Phone: +61 3 9782 6766

Website: www.airportbusdandenong.com.au

Note: Airport Bus Dandenong is not a myki ticketed service. To travel with Airport Bus Dandenong, you must purchase a separate ticket.

Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula

Frankston and Peninsula Bus Service

Phone: +61 3 9783 1199

Website: www.fapas.com.au

Note: Frankston and Peninsula Airport Service is not a myki ticketed service. To travel with Frankston and Peninsula Airport Service, you must purchase a separate ticket.

Geelong Area

Gull Airport Services

Phone: +61 3 5222 4966

Website: www.gull.com.au

Note: Gull Airport Services is not a myki ticketed service. To travel with Gull Airport Services, you must purchase a separate ticket.

Gippsland (Trafalgar, Yarragon, Warragul, Drouin, Longwarry, Pakenham)

Gippy Shuttle

Phone: +61 417 359 714

Website: www.gippyshuttle.com.au

Note: Gippsland Gippy Shuttle is not a myki ticketed service. To travel with Gippsland Gippy Shuttle, you must purchase a separate ticket.

Melbourne Northern and Eastern Suburbs

Airport Bus Eastside

Phone: +61 3 9729 7622

Website: www.airportbus.com.au

Note: Airport Bus Eastside is not a myki ticketed service. To travel with Airport Bus Eastside, you must purchase a separate ticket.

Shepparton and Southern Riverina District

Airport Direct

Phone: +61 3 5825 3861

Website: www.airportdirect.com.au

Note: Airport Direct is not a myki ticketed service. To travel with Airport Direct, you must purchase a separate ticket.

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Services to and from Avalon Airport (AVV) 

Metropolitan Melbourne 

Avalon Airport Transfers

Avalon Airport Transfers runs services between Avalon Airport and the Melbourne central business district. The city stop is at Southern Cross Station coach terminal in Spencer Street (Firefly Coaches sales booth).

If pre-booked at least 48 hours in advance, buses will pick-up at CBD Hotels and Werribee RSL.

Phone: +61 3 9689 7999

Website: sitacoaches.com.au/avalon

Note: The Avalon Airport bus is not a myki ticketed service. To travel with Avalon Airport Transfers, you must buy a Avalon Airport Transfer ticket.

Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula, Surf Coast and the Great Ocean Road

Avalon Airport Shuttle

Phone: +61 3 5278 8788

Website: www.avalonairportshuttle.com.au

Note: The Avalon Airport Shuttle is not a myki ticketed service. To travel with Avalon Airport Shuttles, you must purchase a separate ticket.

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