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Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) information

The Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport located in the suburb of Tullamarine in the state of Victoria, Australia. The Tullamarine Airport is the main airport serving the city of Melbourne. It is Australia’s second busiest airport and the only international airport among the four airports serving the Melbourne area.

Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport has four passenger terminals with over 50 gates serving 16 international flights and 40 domestic flights. Terminal 1 used to be called the Qantas Domestic terminal where it serves domestic and regional flights operated by Qantas and QantasLink. Terminal 2, previously known as the International Terminal, it operates all international flights plus a few domestic flights. Terminal 3, formerly the Ansett Australia terminal, manages all Virgin Australia flights. Lastly, Terminal 4, originally known as Domestic Express or South Terminal, operates all budget and low-cost airlines.

As one of the busiest airports in Australia, there are many services and facilities offered to passengers across all terminals. VIP and business lounges operated by different airlines and companies are also available. A wide selection of retail stores and duty-free shops are also available along with restaurants and cafes for a quick bite to eat before departure. Free WiFi access is available throughout all terminals.

Flights to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport

The Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne operates many flights across the country and internationally. Some of the more popular domestic flights include flights from Sydney to Melbourne and Gold Coast to Melbourne. As for international flights, a popular route is flights from Singapore to Melbourne as well as Malaysian flights routes such as flights from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne and flights to Melbourne from Penang.

Airlines that fly direct from Malaysia to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport include Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia X. Other airlines operating this flight route include full-service airlines such as Singapore Airlines and Emirates as well as low-cost airline, Scoot.

Cheapest flights to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport

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Travelling to and from Tullamarine Airport to Melbourne's city centre

The Melbourne Tullamarine Airport is located approximately 22 kilometres from the city centre of Melbourne. A taxi ride from the airport to the city centre can take about 18 minutes of travel time and cost around AUD44-56 (MYR150-190).

A cheaper alternative is to take the airport bus service, Skybus, for around AUD 18 (MYR 62) and a travel time of about 25 minutes. Skybus departs the airport every 15 minutes. Another alternative is to take the Jayride which offers airport shuttles and private transfers from the airport to anywhere in Melbourne. The travel time would take about 18 minutes with the cost varying as cheap as AUD15 (MYR 50) to a costly AUD 118 (MYR 400) depending on the type of service booked. There are also local public buses that arrive and depart from the Melbourne airport such as SmartBus Route 901, Route 478, Route 479 and Route 482. The public bus stop is located by the Terminal 4 car park.

For passengers wishing to travel in privacy and added comfort, there are six car rental agencies available at the airport. Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Redspot all have offices or information desks in all terminals.

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Airports near Melbourne Tullamarine

Frequently asked questions

There are 3 airports in Melbourne: Melbourne Tullamarine, Melbourne Avalon and Melbourne Essendon.
Gulf Air, Delta, Capital Airlines, Air Niugini, Oman Air, KLM, Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand all fly direct to Melbourne Tullamarine.
The cheapest month to fly to Melbourne Tullamarine is March.

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