This page has been completely re-written, for the introduction of the Smartbus connection from Broadmeadows to the Airport from September 2010, which renders the previous information obsolete.
This information refers to Melbourne Tullamarine, not Avalon.
It is possible to get to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport using standard public transport, using Metcard or Myki zone 1/2 fares (eg $5.80 adult one way, as at October 2010). The trip takes about an hour.
There are two main routes from the City Centre: via Broadmeadows, or via Essendon.
The latter route via Essendon is a little more direct, and may be faster, but is plagued by infrequent buses, with services departing only about 8 times a day. In contrast the route via Broadmeadows relies on reasonably frequent services for both legs.
Things to remember:
Official timetables: use the links above, or go to metlinkmelbourne.com.au or phone 131 638.
Official Journey Planner (use the "more options" feature to exclude Skybus): jp.metlinkmelbourne.com.au
Current fares information: Metlink Melbourne
Airport information including flight arrivals/departures information is available on the official airport web site.
Skybus runs frequently from the bus terminal at Southern Cross Station to the airport, taking about 20 minutes, but charges premium fares.
Other premium bus services: Refer to Melbourne airport web site
Disclaimer: This information is not official, and details may be subject to change. No responsibility is taken for changed or incorrect information on this page. Any corrections can be e-mailed to: danielbowen at gmail dot com
Last updated October 2010
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