How to travel from Melbourne Airport to Melbourne CBD

Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) is 25km north of the city on the Tullamarine Freeway. The airport has both international and domestic terminals in close proximity, making transfers easy.  Click here for a quick summary of most travel options.


Melbourne’s taxis are a safe and convenient way to get from the airport to your destination. Taxi ranks are located on the ground floor outside Terminals 1 and 3. You can catch a taxi from designated taxi ranks. Taxi fares are calculated according to the distance and duration of the journey, and will vary based on the number of people and time of travel. Additional charges apply if you travel on some public holidays, late at night, travel with five or more people or pay with credit or debit card. Estimated cost to CBD: AUD$50


Skybus operates 24 hours, 7 days a week every 10 minutes from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross train station in the city.  A hotel transfer service operates from Southern Cross station to selected CBD hotels. Skybus tickets can be pre-purchased online as well. For more information, please visit:

Getting to the conference venue and around Melbourne

The University is located a short tram ride or an easy walk from the Central Business District of Melbourne. Please see the getting here brochure provided by Public Transport Victoria.

Melbourne is well serviced by a public transport system encompassing tram, train and bus networks. The Public Transport Victoria website includes a Journey Planner to make it easier for visitors to get around.


Melbourne has an extensive tram network. Tram numbers 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 19, 64, 67 and 72 all travel to the University. Services run regularly from 5.00am to midnight Monday to Thursday, and to around 1.30am Friday and Saturday nights. On Sunday, trams run 7.00am to 11.00pm. The Free-tram Zone within Melbourne CBD is in close proximity to the conference venue and is an ideal means of transport to easily get about in the city.

  UoM campus

The City Circle tram is a free tram that run in both directions approximately every 12 minutes between 10am-6pm from Sun to Wed and between 10am-9pm, Thu to Sat (except Christmas Day and Good Fri). Clockwise Service: Flinders St > Harbour Esp > Docklands Dr > La Trobe St > Victoria St > Nicholson St > Spring St > Flinders St .


Melbourne's metro trains run between the outer suburbs and Flinders Street Station in the city. The city loop is Melbourne's underground system, with five stations servicing the central business district: Southern Cross Station, Flagstaff (closed weekends), Melbourne Central, Parliament and Flinders Street. Southern Cross Station is Melbourne's hub for regional and interstate trains. Melbourne Central is the closest station to the University.

Melbourne Visitor Centre

Located at Federation Square, corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street, the Melbourne Visitor Centre is open 9am-6pm daily. Further details can be found here