Airport buses

Several airport bus services connect the suburbs and regional centres to both Melbourne and Avalon airports.

Buses travelling along freeway

Please note that not all bus services are myki-ticketed services, and you may need to buy a separate ticket to travel.

Melbourne Airport provides customers with an undercover bus interchange located at domestic Terminal Four (T4).

The T4 bus interchange provides direct access to Tiger Airways, Jetstar and Regional Express services. All other airlines depart from T1, T2 and T3.

T4 bus interchange is located approximately 10 minutes’ walk from T1, so allow enough time to access T1, T2 and T3.

Melbourne Airport

Avalon Airport

Services to and from Melbourne Airport (MEL) 

Metropolitan Melbourne 

SkyBus

SkyBus runs express between Melbourne Airport and Melbourne's city centre, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Check the SkyBus website for frequency and departures.

At Melbourne Airport, SkyBus stops at Terminal 1 (Qantas domestic and QantasLink), Terminal 3 (Virgin, Regional Express and all international flights) and Terminal 4 (Jetstar and Tigerair domestic)

In the city, SkyBus stops at Southern Cross Station, near the corner of Bourke and Spencer streets. The SkyBus Hotel Transfer Service can transport you between Southern Cross Station and select city accommodation at no additional charge.

Note: SkyBus is not a myki-ticketed service. To travel with SkyBus, you must buy a separate ticket. V/Line tickets, free travel passes and concessions are not accepted by SkyBus.

You can buy SkyBus tickets online or at a SkyBus ticket booth at Melbourne Airport and Southern Cross Station.

Visit the Skybus website

Phone: 1300 759 287

Use Journey Planner to plan your journey.

Routes 478, 479 and 482

Routes 478, 479 and 482 provide buses from Melbourne Airport to Airport West and Sunbury.

Note: Routes 478, 479 and 482 are myki-ticketed services. The myki Explorer pack is available at Melbourne Airport for visitors to buy to travel on public transport in Melbourne.

At Melbourne Airport, all Route 478, 479 and 482 services depart from the bus terminal outside Terminal 4.

For detailed route information, see:

Use Journey Planner to plan your journey.

Route 901 (SmartBus)

Route 901 (SmartBus) provides a frequent connection between Broadmeadows Station and Melbourne Airport. The trip takes about 20 minutes, but allow more time during peak times.

Route 901 runs between Melbourne Airport and Frankston via Broadmeadows, Roxburgh Park, Epping and Greensborough seven days per week. Buses run every 15 minutes until 9pm weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends and evenings until midnight (9pm on Sundays).

At Melbourne Airport, all Route 901 buses depart from the bus terminal outside Terminal 4.

Note: Route 901 is a myki-ticketed service. The myki Explorer pack is available at Melbourne Airport for visitors to buy to travel on public transport in Melbourne.

For detailed route information, see Route 901 - Frankston - Melbourne Airport

Use Journey Planner to plan your journey.

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Regional Victoria 

Ballarat Area

Airport Shuttle Bus

Airport Shuttle Bus website

Phone: +61 3 5333 4181

Note: Airport Shuttle Bus is not a myki-ticketed service. To travel with Airport Shuttle Bus, you must buy a separate ticket.

Bendigo Area

Bendigo Airport Service

Bendigo Airport Service website

Phone: + 61 3 5444 3939

Note: Bendigo Airport Service is not a myki-ticketed service. To travel with Bendigo Airport Service, you must buy a separate ticket.

Dandenong Area

Airport Bus Dandenong

Airport Bus Dandenong website

Phone: +61 3 9782 6766

Note: Airport Bus Dandenong is not a myki-ticketed service. To travel with Airport Bus Dandenong, you must buy a separate ticket.

Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula

SkyBus

SkyBus website

Phone: +61 3 9335 2811

Note: SkyBus is not a myki-ticketed service. To travel with SkyBus, you must buy a separate ticket.

Geelong Area

Gull Airport Services

Gull website

Phone: +61 3 5222 4966

Note: Gull Airport Services is not a myki ticketed service. To travel with Gull Airport Services, you must buy a separate ticket.

Gippsland (Trafalgar, Yarragon, Warragul, Drouin, Longwarry, Pakenham)

Gippy Shuttle

Gippy Shuttle website

Phone: +61 417 359 714

Note: Gippsland Gippy Shuttle is not a myki-ticketed service. To travel with Gippsland Gippy Shuttle, you must buy a separate ticket.

Melbourne Northern and Eastern Suburbs

Airport Bus Eastside

Airport Bus website

Phone: +61 3 9729 7622

Note: Airport Bus Eastside is not a myki-ticketed service. To travel with Airport Bus Eastside, you must buy a separate ticket.

Shepparton and Southern Riverina District

Airport Direct

Airport Direct website

Phone: +61 3 5825 3861

Note: Airport Direct is not a myki-ticketed service. To travel with Airport Direct, you must buy a separate ticket.

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Services to and from Avalon Airport (AVV) 

Metropolitan Melbourne 

SkyBus - Avalon City Express

SkyBus - Avalon City Express operates daily services between Avalon Airport, Melbourne City and Werribee and includes a Free City Hotel Shuttle service.

The city stop is at Southern Cross Station Coach Terminal in Spencer Street.

Tickets can be purchased at Avalon Airport, Southern Cross Station Coach Terminal and online.

SkyBus Avalon City Express website

Phone: 1300 759 287

Note: SkyBus - Avalon City Express is not a myki-ticketed service. To travel with SkyBus - Avalon City Express, you must buy a separate ticket. V/Line tickets, free travel passes and concessions are not accepted by SkyBus.

Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula, Surf Coast and the Great Ocean Road

Avalon Airport Shuttle

To make travel arrangements, please contact Avalon Airport management on (03) 5227 9100.