Whether you’re coming from overseas, interstate or even regional Victoria, Melbourne is a big city with a lot of ways of getting in, out and around.
Getting from the airport into the city
To assist commencing students arriving in to Melbourne for the first time, Swinburne provides a free transfer service from Melbourne airport to your accommodation address.
We are currently updating details of our pick-up service.
If you would like to book a pick-up service for arrival to Melbourne in December 2021, or you have any questions about the pick-up service, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your:
- Swinburne student identification (ID) number
- intended arrival flight details
- intended accommodation address on arrival in to Melbourne.
SkyBus is a bus service that connects Melbourne’s airports (including Avalon Airport) with Southern Cross train station in Melbourne’s city centre, Southbank and Docklands near the city, as well as suburbs St Kilda and Frankston, and others in Melbourne’s west. It departs from the domestic and international terminals and you can buy tickets online starting from A$15* each way, depending on your destination. You can also buy tickets on the day from SkyBus ticket booths at the airport terminals. Your ticket is valid for three months from the date of purchase.
*Visit SkyBus for timetables, up-to-date pricing, and more information.
Taxis are available from the taxi ranks immediately outside the domestic and international terminals.
For a trip to Melbourne city, approximate fares are:
- A$70 from Melbourne Airport
- A$110 from Avalon Airport
Additional charges may apply for airport taxis and for using tollways.
Rideshare drivers can also be arranged via individual service provider apps. Drivers can pick up travellers from two locations at Melbourne Airport:
- Qantas, International and Virgin Australia passengers from the pick-up zone on the ground level of the Terminals 1, 2 and 3 forecourt
- Jetstar, Rex or Airnorth passengers from level 1 of the Terminal 4 car park.
Rideshare access fees may apply.