Melbourne Airport is 22 kilometers 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 more information, please visit: link: 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.
For more information, please visit: www.skybus.com.au
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 AUD$55-60 for a taxi ride between the CBD and Melbourne Airport. This fee includes the compulsory airport fee payable by departing taxis and CityLink tollway charges. This will all be included in the final fare.
Getting around Melbourne
Melbourne’s public transportation is the easiest and best way to get around the city.
Most of Melbourne’s main attractions are within walking distance to the congress 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.
For a detailed description of all methods of public transportation, please visit: www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/parking-and-transport/public-transport/Pages/public-transport.aspx
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.
For more information, please visit: Victorian Public Transport website.
Melbourne City Sightseeing Tours
See Melbourne’s vibrant city on-board an open-top double decker bus. Explore and see the city’s major attractions, bustling laneways, cafes and beaches at your own leisure as you hop on and hop off at any of the 23 stops located in the city and surrounds including the popular seaside suburb of St Kilda.
For more information, please visit: www.citysightseeing.melbourne/en/home.htm
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.
For more information, please visit: melbournewatertaxis.com.au
Getting to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
Catch any of the following trams and exit at the stop opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC:
- Route 96 – St Kilda to East Brunswick
- Route 109 – Port Melbourne to Box Hill
- Route 12 – Victoria Gardens to St Kilda
Alternatively, catch tram number 48 or 70 and exit at the Flinders Street stop. Then take a short walk towards the Yarra River, across the Seafarers Bridge.
For tram timetable information, visit the Victorian Public Transport website.
The Skybus transports visitors directly from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross train station. Bus route 237 operates from Queen Victoria Market, via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street South Wharf from Monday to Friday. Lormier Street is approximately a 5 minute walk to MCEC. There is also a coach pick up/drop off point at Bay 1, Convention Centre Place (closest to DFO South Wharf).
For bus timetable information, visit the Victorian Public Transport website.
Take any train that goes to Southern Cross Station. Exit at Southern Cross Station and catch tram number 96, 109 or 12 as above.
For train timetable information, visit the Victorian Public Transport website.
Ask the taxi driver to drop you off at Convention Centre Place, next to the Pan Pacific Melbourne and DFO South Wharf