Journey: Melbourne Airport to City

Tullamarine airport is Melbourne’s primary airport and the first stop for most visitors to the city. Located 23km northwest of the City, Melbourne airport has a wide range of transport options, which connect it to the city very effectively. However, some transport options are better than others. And in terms of the best, Hughes is a clear standout. At Hughes, we offer door to door service, with luxury vehicles and professional chauffeurs. Our outlook is simple: reliable and comfortable transport is something everyone deserves. In fact, a Hughes transfer from Melbourne airport to the City is on par with the price of most alternatives. What’s the difference, then? Comfort, reliability, efficiency, and value for money; that’s what really sets Hughes apart from other transport options.

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 res@hughes.com.au 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

41 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

Travel times: Negotiating traffic on your trip from Melbourne airport to City

Travel times are the first thing you need to know when you’re travelling. Getting to your meetings on time, and ultimately making your flight when you have to, involves planning around travel times. Luckily, you’re not looking at anything too significant in terms of travel times from Melbourne airport to the City. It’s normally a journey of about 35 minutes. However, when things are busy on the roads, travel times can increase a little – as they can in any big city.

Peak Hour Travel Time:

  • Airport to city – 45 minutes
  • City to airport – 50 minutes

Off Peak Travel Time:

  • Airport to city – 30 minutes
  • City to airport – 30 minutes

Melbourne airport: Find your way around its four terminal before getting to the City

Tullamarine, Melbourne’s main airport, consists of four terminals. Working out which one you need to leave from is the first point of call. Once you’ve established that, here are your pick up and drop off options. In terminal one, you can access domestic and regional services for Qantas. Departures leave from the first floor, and arrivals enter through the ground floor. Terminal two is the international terminal, with over 20 gates. Departures there are found on the lower deck, with arrivals on the first floor.

Terminal three is home to Virgin Australia airlines, and there is a nearby parking facility ideal for those short getaways. Finally, terminal four offers access to most budget carriers, and also has nearby parking facilities. Departure Drive traverses level 2 of the first three terminals, and it’s an ideal place to drop off passengers. For collection, there is a range of pick up zones, including the one minutes and ten-minute zones, where there’s some free waiting space available. Of course, when you book with Hughes, you simply need to let us know where you’re arriving and where you’re going; we’ll take care of the rest.

Melbourne CBD: Pick up and information

To make your time in Melbourne as straightforward as possible, we offer door to door service. That means, no matter where you are in the City, we will be able to come and collect you. So with that in mind, you can wander the City freely and take in whichever sights entice you. Melbourne itself is one of Australia’s oldest and largest cities, so there’s no shortage of things to do. It is home to 5 of the 6 tallest buildings in Australia and spans the Hoddle Queen and Queen Victoria Market districts.

Melbourne is also well-known as a major financial district, and hub of the Asia-Pacific region. Boasting a plethora of shopping, dining, cultural and recreational attractions, Melbourne will not disappoint. Among its famed cultural attractions, are the laneways bars and cafes for which Melbourne is known across the world. And to complement those, Melbourne offers some of the world’s most prolific street art displays, with a number of styles and varieties on offer. Known for its authenticity and culture, Melbourne is well worth a visit.