Melbourne (Essendon) Airport

Getting To/From Melbourne’s Essendon Airport Is Easy

Essendon Airport is located 10km (a 25 minute drive) from the CBD. Parking for visitors is available for up to 2 hours free of charge (check signs for details). Long term car parking is available for $8 a day, the cheapest city airport parking in Australia (located adjacent to the main terminal, southern end). The Essendon Airport Terminal is located at 72 Hargrave Avenue and transport options include:

Melbourne Airport Shuttle

This free express transfer operates 7 days a week, every 20 minutes in peak hour and every 40 minutes off peak:

  • To Melbourne Airport – the bus meets all Fly Corporate arrivals at the terminal front door, allow 15 minutes for the transfer to Melbourne Airport.
  • From Melbourne Airport – meet opposite the main terminal and Park Royal Hotel, bus drop off zone Area L (group and charters lane).
  • The shuttle also stops at Hyatt Place Hotel at Essendon Airport.

Please advise check-in staff before departure to Essendon Airport if you require the Melbourne Airport shuttle.

City Centre Shuttle

The Starbus City Shuttle operates on a pre-booking basis. $15 per person to Federation Square and Victoria Market. Please advise check-in staff before departure to Essendon Airport if you require the Starbus City Shuttle or book directly here.

Car Hire

Essendon Airport has three car rental companies located within the terminal:

  • Hertz call: 13 30 39.
  • Avis call: 03 9299 5560.
  • Budget call: 03 9299 5561.

Train / Tram

Essendon Station is less than 10 minutes’ drive and can be reached by:

  • Tram Service 59 (stop 56 on Earl Street, Airport West).
  • A free Shuttle Bus operates from English Street to Essendon Station on weekdays departing on the half hour between 7.15am to 9.30am and 4.15pm to 6.30pm (no service on Victorian public holidays).

Tram Service 59 leaves from Stop 56 on Earl Street, Airport West to Elizabeth Street in the CBD every 8 minutes. Stop 56 is a 10 minute walk from the main terminal via Bristol Street.

Taxi / Uber

A taxi rank is located outside the main terminal. To arrange a taxi please phone 131 008 or for arriving flights let your Crew know so it can be waiting on arrival. For Wheelchair accessible Taxis please call (03) 9277 3877. Average taxi fare costs (estimates based on the government’s standard fares) from the Airport to City centre – $39 (including tollway fees) or to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) – $21. Essendon Airport welcomes Uber drivers – the Terminal Building address is 72 Hargrave Avenue.

Hyatt Place Hotel

This new hotel at Essendon Airport offers a more contemporary take on the traditional Hyatt brand and as the first Hyatt Place Hotel in Australia with 166 rooms, restaurant and bar, a 24/7 fitness centre and an adjacent events centre. Learn more here.