MEL Melbourne Airport Information
Where is Melbourne Airport?
Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. Located on a large natural bay, Port Phillip, Melbourne is nicknamed the "Garden City".
Considered to be cultural capital of Australia, Melbourne is the birthplace of important Australian film, television, art, music and dance movements - and Australian rules football. A highly liveable city, Melbourne is also home to the world's largest tram network.
Melbourne International Airport (IATA: MEL, ICAO: YMML), also known as Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, Tulla Airport, or simply Melbourne Airport, is located in the suburb of Tullamarine, 23 kilometres (14 miles) from Melbourne city centre, in the state of Victoria, Australia.
In 2012, Melbourne Airport served 29,297,387 passengers, making it Australia's second busiest airport.
Melbourne International Airport is the primary airport serving the city. There are also three smaller airports serving the Melbourne metropolitan area: Avalon Airport (AVV), Essendon Airport (MEB) and Moorabbin Airport (MBW).
Melbourne Airport is a hub for Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Regional Express Airlines, Tiger Airways Australia and Virgin Australia. Other airlines that fly to Melbourne Airport include Air China, Air Pacific, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Skywest Airlines, Thai Airways International, United Airlines and Vietnam Airlines.
Among the cities with flights to Melbourne Airport are Abu Dhabi, Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Chengdu, Christchurch, Denpasar, Doha, Dubai, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, London, Los Angeles, Manila, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, among others.
Your best bet for a Melbourne Airport transfer is the shuttle. Details on all options are included in this guide.
Distance from Melbourne Airport to City Centre or CBD
Internet at Melbourne Airport & WiFi Access
Melbourne Airport has pay as you go wireless internet service. Connect to the " MELBOURNE AIRPORT" SSID in your wireless settings, and open up a web browser. You will be redirected to the Melbourne Airport wireless hotspot home page. You will pay AUD 4 for 15 minutes, AUD 6 for 30 minutes, AUD 11 for an hour, and AUD 20 for 2 hours.
Wireless hotspot access is available in most public areas and gate lounges inside Terminals 2, 3 and 4 at this stage.
- Be a smart traveller and be in the know about some Internet at Melbourne Airport WiFi Connection and Security tips before you connect
MEL Melbourne Airport Maps
Other Items of Interest at Melbourne Airport
Melbourne Airport has 4 terminals. While T1, T2 and T3 are in the same building, post-security they are completely separate, and you cannot move between them. T4 is a short walk away. The terminals are:
- T1 (or "North Terminal") is a domestic terminal - used by Qantas and Jetstar
- T2 is the International Terminal - used by all international flights
- T3 (or "South Terminal") is a domestic terminal - used by Virgin Australia and REX Regional Express
- T4 is a domestic terminal - used by Tiger Airways Australia
Services at Melbourne Airport include:
- Smartphone app
- Pharmacy - T2
- Medical clinic - T1
- Luggage storage
- Hanrob Pet Hotel (nearby)
- Showers - T2, Departures level (Qantas Link) near Nando's
- Web access kiosks
- Melbourne Airport Golf Club (nearby, 25 minutes away)
Melbourne Airport Departures and Arrivals Airlines
Closest Airports to MEL Melbourne Airport
MEL Melbourne Airport Twitter Feed
Official MEL Melbourne Airport Website Links
More Melbourne Airport Transfer & Airport Connection Options
- Melbourne Airport Information
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- Melbourne Airport Currency Exchange
- Melbourne Airport ATM & Cash Machines
- Melbourne Airport Wireless Internet Access
- Melbourne Airport Maps
- Melbourne Airport Airline Companies
- Melbourne Airport Taxi Service
- Melbourne Airport Onsite Hotels
- Melbourne Airport Train & Subway
- Melbourne Airport Hotel Shuttle Transfers
- Melbourne Airport Shuttle
- Melbourne Airport Buses & Coaches
- Melbourne Airport Limo & Private Car Transfers
- Melbourne Airport Car Hire/Car Rental
- Melbourne Airport Other Ground Transportation
- Melbourne Airport Parking & Passenger Pickup
- Melbourne Airport Stopover & Layovers
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