Several airport bus services connect the suburbs to both Melbourne and Avalon Airports.
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 3 (Virgin) and Terminal 1 (Qantas).
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. You can buy SkyBus tickets online at skybus.com.au or at a SkyBus ticket booth before you board the bus at the airport and Southern Cross Station. V/Line tickets, free travel passes and concessions are not accepted by SkyBus.
A variety of SkyBus tickets are available to suit your travel needs.
For more information, visit skybus.com.au or call (03) 9335 2811
Routes 478, 479 and 482
Routes 478, 479 and 482 provide bus services from Melbourne Airport to Airport West and Sunbury. Services direct to Melbourne Airport pick-up daily from some railway stations and from Melbourne.
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 routes depart from the stop outside Terminal 1. The stop is also serviced by Route 901 SmartBus.
For detailed route information, see:
- Route 478 - Airport West SC - Melbourne Airport via Melrose Drive
- Route 479 - Airport West SC - Sunbury Station via Melbourne Airport
- Route 482 - Airport West SC - Melbourne Airport via South Centre Rd
SmartBus Route 901
SmartBus Route 901 provides a frequent connection between Broadmeadows Station and Melbourne Airport. The trip takes about 20 minutes, but leave more time during peak times.
SmartBus 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 departs from the stop outside Terminal 1. This stop is also serviced by routes 478, 479 and 482.
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
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.
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.
For more information and for online bookings, visit sitacoaches.com.au/avalon or call (03) 9689 7999
A number of private shuttle bus services operate throughout Melbourne and surrounds servicing Melbourne Airport. For more information on contact details, see Bus Operators.