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Tullamarine International Airport (MEL)

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Tullamarine International Airport (MEL)
AddressAirport Drive, Victoria 3043, Australia
Telephone(03) 9297 1600
Number of terminals4
Time zoneGMT +10 (Please note: daylight savings time may apply between certain dates - please check local sources)
LocationMelbourne Airport is located 25km (15 miles) northwest of Melbourne.
Airport codeMEL
Country dialling code61
Airport newsA major project of expansion and improvement of facilities in Terminal 2, which handles international flights, was completed in 2011. New features include a satellite building catering to Airbus A380 aircrafts.
Transfer between terminalsThe terminals are all located within the same complex and are linked by covered walkways.
Driving directionsFrom Melbourne city centre, take the CityLink toll road; this becomes the Tullamarine Freeway, which leads to the airport. It’s possible to avoid toll fees using the Western Ring Road instead.
Car rentalCar hire companies at Melbourne Airport include: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Redspot and Thrifty; they have information desks in the domestic terminals and offices on the ground floor of the short-term car park.
Public transport and taxisBus: SkyBus (tel: (03) 9335 2811; www.skybus.com.au) operates every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, between Melbourne Airport and the city centre (journey time: 20 minutes; fare: AUD 17). Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the ticket office outside Terminal 3. A number of public bus services connect the airport with destinations in and around Melbourne. Information on routes and schedules is available from the information desks in the terminal building or from the airport’s website.
Taxi: are available from the ground floor level of the terminal building, in front of Terminals 1 and 2. The journey time into Melbourne is approximately 30 to 40 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Fares start at around AUD 75.
Car parkingMelbourne Airport has long and short-term car parks, as well as express parking and parking for business travellers – all car parks are open 24 hours a day. Short-term parking is located in the multi-storey car park in front of the passenger terminals, to which it is connected via covered walkways. A free 24-hour shuttle bus runs from the main long-term car park to the terminals; a further multi-storey long-term car park is located opposite Terminals 1, 2 and 3. The Business Car Park offers undercover parking and is a short walk from Terminal 1. Express parking is available next to Terminals 3 and 4.
Information and help desksThe Travellers Information Desks, located in the Terminal 1 (tel: (03) 9297 1062) and 2 (tel: (03) 9338 4401) arrivals areas, are open at all times during flight operation hours. There is also an information desk in the departures area.
Airport FacilitiesMoney and communications: bureaux de change and ATMs are located in the International Terminal. Internet is available in the International Terminal Departures area, before security.
Eating and drinking:
 a variety of cafés and restaurants are available throughout Melbourne Airport.
Melbourne Airport shopping includes duty-free in the International Terminal, including nine speciality GST-free stores and the Downtown Duty-Free outlets, open daily.
left-luggage facilities are available in the International Terminal Arrivals hall. Terminal 1 lost property issues (tel: (03) 8336 4100), are dealt with separately from those in the rest of Melbourne Airport, which are handled by the Travellers' Information Desk (tel: (03) 9297 1805.
Other facilities:
showers are available in the International Terminal Departures area. Baby-change facilities are available throughout Melbourne Airport. There is also a prayer room and a medical practice in the International Terminal.
Conference and business facilitiesExtensive conference and meeting facilities are provided by the ParkRoyal Melbourne Airport hotel (tel: (03) 8347 2000; www.parkroyalhotels.com), which is linked to Terminals 2 and 3 via a walkway. The Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport (tel: (03) 9933 5111; www.ichotelsgroup.com), a short shuttle bus ride away, also offers business facilities and meeting space. There are a number of airline lounges for departing passengers.
Disabled facilitiesWheelchair-accessible toilets, travelators and lifts are provided throughout Melbourne Airport. Wheelchairs are available via individual airlines on request; passengers should inform their airline in advance or contact the Travellers' Information Desk. There is a text telephone on the ground floor of Terminal 2, in the arrivals area. Disabled parking is available.
Airport hotelsThere is one hotel linked directly to Melbourne Airport, the ParkRoyal Airport, which has pedestrian access to Terminals 2 and 3. There are a number of other accommodation options nearby. Other hotels in and around Melbourne can be booked through the Travellers' Information Desk. Our Melbourne Airport guide offers the following accommodation options:

Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport
Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport is a short distance from Melbourne Airport and is connected to the terminals via a shuttle bus service. The hotel has a 24-hour business centre, 'Park, Stay and Go' parking service and an on-site restaurant.
Melbourne Airport, 10-14 Centre Road
Melbourne 3045
Tel: (03) 9933 5111
Web: www.holidayinn.com

Hotel Formule 1 Melbourne Airport
The low-cost Motel Formule 1 Melbourne Airport is a short walk from Melbourne Airport. Rooms are charged at a standard rate and can accommodate up to three people. The hotel offers private car parking, paid-for wi-fi internet access and a vending machine for snacks.
Caldwell Drive Melbourne Airport
3045 Tullamarine
Tel: (03) 8336 1811
Web: www.accorhotels.com

ParkRoyal Melbourne Airport
This 276-room hotel has direct pedestrian access to Terminals 2 and 3 at Melbourne Airport. Among the facilities is an on-site gym, restaurant, bar and café. A whole floor is dedicated to business facilities with extensive meeting and conference space.
Tullamarine, Arrival Drive
Victoria 3045
Tel: (03) 8347 2000
Web: www.parkroyalhotels.com
Full airport nameMelbourne Airport
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