Journey: Melbourne Airport to Carlton

Melbourne airport is located in the suburb of Tullamarine, 23km northwest of the CBD. That places it about 30 minutes’ drive from the iconic inner city suburb of Carlton. Carlton is known for its rich history, Italian influence, and amazing dining, shopping, and nightlife opportunities. But getting there means navigating Melbourne’s extensive public transport system, or expensive taxi network. There’s another option though: a Hughes transfer from Melbourne airport to Carlton. At Hughes, we offer door to door service, with a fleet of premium vehicles, and trained chauffeurs. Our drivers possess the local knowledge, and driving experience to ensure that you have a smooth trip. With Hughes, you’ll spend less time in traffic, and more time in Carlton. Combined with our unrivalled service and professionalism, that places our transfers at the top of the list, when it comes to Melbourne airport transport to Carlton.

Our Fleet

Whether you are looking for a luxury limousine or premium sedan experience or want to move a large group easily and in comfort, Hughes can help. We have vehicle options for 1 – 61 passengers and an extensive fleet to accommodate all your transport needs.

Not sure what vehicle’s suit your needs? Contact our friendly team on 1300 615 165 or [email protected] to discuss your requirements.

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Executive Sedans

Perfect for 1-3 passengers with minimal luggage, our executive sedans are well-appointed for your comfort.

3 Passengers

2 Suitcases

2 Small Bags

Premium Sedans

Perfect for 1-3 passengers with minimal luggage, our premium sedans include the latest prestige models with top of the line features.

3 Passengers

2 Suitcases

2 Small Bags

Premium SUVs

Perfect for 1- 3 passengers with up to 5 suitcases, our premium SUVs include the latest prestige models with top of the line features.

3 Passengers

5 Suitcases

3 Small Bags

People Movers

Perfect for up to 6 passengers with standard luggage, our people movers are luxurious and roomy, with ergonomic design for your comfort.

6 Passengers

6 Suitcases

4 Small Bags

Luxury Minibuses

Perfect for up 9 - 14 passengers with a trailer option for additional luggage, our Mercedes Sprinter minibuses are a luxurious option for groups.

9 - 14 Passengers

Small Coach

Perfect for up 21 - 54 passengers with standard luggage with a trailer option for additional luggage, our air-conditioned, luxury coaches are a great option for larger groups.

21 - 54 Passengers

Here’s how long it takes to get from Carlton to Melbourne

Let’s start with travel times. Getting from Melbourne airport to Carlton takes an average of 30 minutes. Of course, it’s a bit longer during peak hour, but off-peak, the trip is straightforward and quick.

Peak Hour Travel Time:

Airport to Carlton – 40 minutes
Carlton to airport – 40 minutes

Off-Peak Travel Time:

Airport to Carlton – 27 minutes
Carlton to airport – 27 minutes

Never been to Melbourne airport? Here’s how to get to your Carlton transfer

Melbourne airport has four terminals. As a result, it’s easy to find yourself a little disoriented. Luckily, the terminals are set up quite well, with plenty of pick up and drop off areas. Terminals 1, 2, and 3 all share parking space, just 100m away. Terminal 4 has its own space, also 100m away. In addition to that, there’s an extensive public zone, which offers free pick up and drop off. Finally, to ensure the best experience for travellers, there are pick up zones with waiting times of up to 10 minutes. So regardless of when you arrive, you’ll be able to meet your Carlton transfer at Melbourne airport, without issue.

Carlton has all the best parts of Melbourne – it’s well worth the quick trip from the airport!

Carlton is a famous inner-city suburb, located just to the north of Melbourne CBD. Its largest claim to fame is its extensive ‘Little Italy’ cultural precinct. That precinct showcases the historical influence of Italian culture on Melbourne. It also showcases some of Australia’s best restaurants and bars. In Carlton, entertainment and good food are never far away. Most who visit Carlton do so on foot, as it is a wonderful suburb to explore. But with a Hughes transfer, you’ll have luxury transport at your beck and call. Simply let us know where you would like to be collected from, or dropped off, and we will make it happen.