Notification

Catching the bus to Melbourne Airport is now more convenient: effective Monday, 17 June 2013

Added: 5 June 2013

From Monday 17 June, the bus stop at Melbourne Airport will be located at Terminal 1, instead of Terminal 4, allowing passengers to disembark closer to the centre of the airport.

The bus stop at Terminal 4 will no longer operate from 17 June and all passengers travelling to the Airport will need to arrive and depart from Terminal 1. 

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) has worked with Melbourne Airport to determine a suitable location for the Airport bus stop that is close to where passengers want to arrive and depart from.

Terminals 1 and 2 are the most popular destinations for Airport passengers, with around two thirds of SmartBus Route 901 passengers travelling to these terminals, so this new terminal location will mean less travel time for many Airport travellers.  

Passengers travelling to and from the city can take the train to Broadmeadows Station and board the high-frequency SmartBus Route 901, a short journey from the Airport.

Passengers can travel on these Airport public bus services using their myki.

First time myki users arriving at the Airport can purchase a myki Visitor Pack from the SkyBus counter outside terminals 1 or 3. Alternatively you can purchase and top up a myki on board the bus.

You can catch a local bus to the Airport from Broadmeadows, Essendon and Sunbury stations.

The following bus services arrive and depart from Melbourne Airport:

  • SmartBus Route 901 Melbourne Airport to Frankston – connects to Craigieburn line at Broadmeadows Station
  • Route 478 Moonee Ponds to Melbourne Airport – connects to the Craigieburn line at Essendon Station
  • Route 479 Sunbury to Moonee Ponds – connects to Sunbury line trains at Sunbury Station
  • Route 500 Broadmeadows to Sunbury - connects to Sunbury line trains at Sunbury Station