Virgin Australia operates flights to Melbourne every day, from all state capital cities, including Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra, and from major regional ports like Gold Coast, Ballina/Byron Bay and Cairns.
Melbourne Airport Information
Melbourne Airport (also known as Tullamarine Airport) is located in Tullamarine approximately 22km from Melbourne’s CBD, and can be accessed by various transport options, including:
- Car Hire: Receive mates’ rates when you choose from a great choice of hire cars from our car partners.
- Taxi: Sheltered and supervised taxi ranks are located outside the terminal. A taxi from the airport to the city centre costs approx. $45-$60 (one way). A fee of $2 per vehicle applies to guests leaving Melbourne Airport from a taxi rank.
- Bus Transfers: Our partner Con-x-ion offers transfers from Melbourne Airport to the CBD.
- Private Chauffeur Service: Enjoy a chauffeur service and private sedan transfers with our partner Brunel.
- Bus: Melbourne Airport is serviced by SkyBus, which offers an express bus service from the airport to the city centre, every 10 minutes, for $17 (one way, per adult).
Guests travelling from Melbourne Airport to Melbourne City (and vice versa) should allow at least 40 minutes for travel.
Melbourne Domestic and International Airports are connected.
Things to do in Melbourne
Melbourne is a sophisticated and creative city of culture, tradition, natural beauty and heritage. The inner city is alive with a hive of laneways, abuzz with on-trend boutiques, restaurants, cafes, bars and gig halls. Fringe suburbs host unique precincts, home to garden parks, shopping and dining thoroughfares, sporting venues and historic architecture. While nearby regional areas showcase some of Australia’s most talked-about scenic wonders, such as The Great Ocean Road, The Twelve Apostles, Mount Buller and Falls Creek. Ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne fosters an exciting lifestyle with true Australian charm.
Melbourne is home to many of Australia biggest sporting, fashion and cultural events; and as a result the city is always abuzz with things to see and do. Discover Melbourne’s proud sporting heritage through top sporting venues, like the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Rod Laver Tennis Centre, AAMI Stadium and Etihad Stadium. Take a tram to St Kilda for a swim, or walk along the waterfront promenade to Luna Park. Pick up a cheap souvenir and enjoy the atmosphere at the Queen Victoria Market. Get swept away in the hustle and bustle of Melbourne city life with a trip to Federation Square on Flinders Street. Discover South Bank, the Docklands, Cremorne and more with a cruise along the Yarra River.
Melbourne is renowned as one of Australia’s leading shopping destination. The CBD’s Collins Street is lined with high-end international labels. Little Collins Street and GPO highlight celebrated Australian fashion and luxury brands. The state-of-the-art QV centre boasts an innovative mix of fashion, dining, homewares and furniture. Flinders Lane brims with hip independent labels and eclectic boutiques. Bourke Street Mall is home to renowned department stores like David Jones and Myers. Swanston Street is also a local institution with over 300 stores. Just outside of the city centre, Richmond is one of Melbourne’s most desirable addresses, home to outlet strip, Bridge Road and the very on-trend, Chapel Street.
As the unofficial food capital of Australia, Melbourne boasts thousands of eateries, which highlight the city as a melting pot of ethnicities. Lygon Street in Carlton hosts Australia’s biggest selection of Italian restaurants. Fitzroy’s Brunswick Street is home to organic cafes and unpretentious restaurants. Acland Street in St Kilda in dotted with outstanding restaurants and world-famous patisseries and delicatessens. Southbank caters for all tastes with modern Australian fine dining and casual dining. Melbourne’s Chinatown is one of the city’s longest established dining precincts, serving up cuisines from all over the Asian continent.
Melbourne is as cosmopolitan as Australia gets. Quintessentially Australian with strong European influences, the Victorian state capital has a burgeoning nightlife, which features an array of clubs, bars and pubs. St Kilda is home to funky bars and vibrant crowds. The hip inner city retail strip of Chapel Street is a favourite haunt those who like to relax with a wine. Southbank sparkles at night, home to Crown Casino and a number of bars, which line the Yarra. On the doorstep of Etihad Stadium, the Docklands offers a great array of waterfront dining and drinking options. Melbourne’s CBD is jam packed with bars and nightclubs to suit all tastes and budgets.
Melbourne Holiday Packages
Experience all that Melbourne has to offer, our holiday partner Virgin Australia Holidays has a great array of Melbourne holiday packages. Packages include flights, accommodation and an exceptional variety of extras.