Melbourne Airport is 22 kilometres from the Central Business District (CBD). This is a 30-minute drive dependent on traffic conditions. Transfers from the airport are readily available via taxi, shuttle bus, car hire or private hire operators. For travel information, please visit the following link:http://melbourneairport.com.au/
Melbourne Airport is serviced by the Skybus Super Shuttle—the only bus service linking the airport to the city. Tickets are available from the driver; from the information booth outside the terminal; or from the Skybus Super Shuttle website. Tickets prices (as at May 2012) are AUD17 one way or AUD28 return. For more information visit: www.skybus.com.au
Taxis have their own taxi ranks or can be hailed from the street. Taxis are available from the ground floor level of Melbourne Airport, outside the international terminal and both domestic terminals. Expect a taxi fare of around AUD60 for a taxi ride between the CBD and Melbourne Airport.
Most of Melbourne’s main attractions are within walking distance to the forum venue and recommended hotels; however public transport is easily accessible and affordable.
Myki is Melbourne’s smartcard ticketing system. With myki you can travel on all of Melbourne’s trains, trams and buses. A myki can be purchased from train stations, some tram stops and bus interchanges, 7 Eleven stores, retail outlets and newsagents displaying the myki sign. A myki visitor pack containing a map, instructions for use, a myki card with enough value for one day’s travel in Zone 1 (the entire tram network) and discounts to various Melbourne attractions is also available for purchase from the Melbourne Visitor Centre.
Melbourne Visitor Shuttle Bus
On the Melbourne Visitors Shuttle Bus delegates can hop on and off at any of the 13 key city locations including the Melbourne Museum, Queen Victoria Market, Royal Botanic Gardens and Chinatown.
With the Yarra River running through it, Melbourne is a great city to make your way around by boat. Jump on a Melbourne Water Taxi or take a scenic cruise departing from Southbank.
Free City Circle Tram
Operating every 12 minutes, the City Circle Tram travels the perimeter of Melbourne’s city centre, taking in many of Melbourne’s landmarks. Delegates can catch the tram at any of the specially marked stops on Flinders Street, Harbour Esplanade, Docklands Drive or Spring Street. The City Circle route uses iconic W-Class trams, offering passengers an historical experience and commentary along the way. ptv.vic.gov.au