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Getting to Melbourne

Melbourne Airport is located approximately 24km from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. There are a range of direct flights and low cost fares available so we encourage you to explore the options available via Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Blue.

Qantas 13 13 13
Jetstar 13 15 38
Virgin Blue 13 67 89
Tiger +61 3 9999 2888

Airport Transfers

Easy access is available from the airport to the city centre via bus and taxi. Please refer to the Melbourne Airport website for further information.

SkyBus Offers a shuttle bus service from the airport to Melbourne CBD and city hotels. This service operates 24 hours, 7 days. Buses run every 10 minutes throughout the day and every 30-60 minutes overnight. Tickets can be purchased on arrival or online by visiting the SkyBus website.

Taxis Are available from the ground floor level of Melbourne Airport. The central business district is approximately 30 minutes from the International and Domestic Airport. A taxi costs approximately $50 -$60. Taxi Phone: 13 22 27 or 131 008

Car Rental A range of car rental services are available at Melbourne Airport. Please refer to the Melbourne Airport website for further information.

MCEC Car Park Locations For MCEC car park locations, rates and opening hours please visit the venue website: http://mcec.com.au/visiting-melbourne/getting-there/

Public Transport

Trams Most parts of the CBD and local surrounds are easily accessed by trams. The following trams stop outside the Clarendon Street entrance of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. You will require a myki ticket to travel on trams, please see myki information below. The venue and CBD are located within Zone 1.

  • Route 96 – St Kilda beach to East Brunswick Route 109 – Port Melbourne beach to Box Hill Route 112 – West Preston to St Kilda beach

Trains Southern Cross and Flinders Street stations are both a short stroll from the venue. These stations are major hubs for suburban, regional and interstate rail services. Directions and ticketing information are available from MCEC staff. For tram and train timetables go to: www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au.

Getting around Melbourne

myki is the smart card ticketing system that has replaced Metcard in metropolitan Melbourne and paper tickets on buses in selected regional towns. It is an integrated system that works on trains, trams and buses.

Visitors packs can be purchased at the Business Centre of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre or the M Cafe at the Clarendon Street entrance to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Top ups to existing cards can also be made at the tram stop directly opposite the Clarendon Street entrance to the MCEC (on the side of the road travelling south) or at the Seven Eleven Store on the corner of Flinders and Spencer Streets.

You may purchase a ticket online in advance http://www.myki.com.au or for interstate and international guests, a myki visitor packs can be purchased from the PTV Hub at Southern Cross Station, the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square and the SkyBus terminals at Melbourne Airport and Southern Cross Station.

The myki Visitor Pack includes:

  • A myki smartcard pre-loaded with enough value for one day’s Zone 1 travel
  • Instructions on how to use myki
  • An inner Melbourne tram map
  • A myki protective wallet designed by renowned cartoonist Mark Knight
  • Discounts at 15 attractions worth more than $130 in savings
  • The myki Visitor Pack is available for full fare, concession, child and senior visitors.
  • A full fare myki Visitor Pack costs $14.00 including $8.00 myki money
  • A concession, child or seniors myki Visitor Pack costs $7.00, including $4.00 myki money

For more information http://www.myki.com.au/About-myki/myki-visitor-pack

Top up to myki cards can be made online or at a number of retail outlets displaying the myki sign including all Seven Eleven convenience stores.

Your guide to public transport in Melbourne. Information regarding tram, train and bus timetables is available from www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au.