Journey: Melbourne Airport to Cranbourne

Melbourne Airport, in Tullamarine, is about 23km from the Melbourne city centre, which places it about 75 minutes’ drive from Cranbourne. Melbourne is well known for its efficient public transport, so there are plenty of ways to get from one destination to the other. However, with public transport comes longer travel times, variable prices, frequent transfers from one service to another, and a fair share of walking in between. If you’re travelling in a group with small children, then that simply won’t be viable. When you add Melbourne’s famously unpredictable weather into the equation, public transport loses more appeal still. So what’s the alternative? A Hughes transfer will get you from Melbourne Airport to Cranbourne directly, privately, and quickly. We have a fleet of premium and luxury vehicles for you to choose from, and our drivers are well-acquainted with local traffic conditions. You can rest assured that your trip with us will be the quickest trip available from Melbourne Airport to Cranbourne.

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 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 on and off peak

Because your trip from Melbourne Airport to Cranbourne will take you within a stone’s throw of some of Australia’s most populated suburbs, traffic conditions can be variable. That means that your travel times can sometimes be a little longer than expected, if you’re travelling through peak hour periods. We normally expect a 75 minute journey from Melbourne Airport to Cranbourne, provided traffic conditions are average and there are no major delays such as roadworks. When there are delays due to congestion or roadworks, then we find a trip of about 80 minutes is more likely. On the other hand, the trip can be a bit quicker – at around 70 minutes – if there’s not a lot of traffic around.

Getting to your transfer through the airport

Melbourne Airport consists of four separate terminals, which accommodate the vast number of travellers who pass through each day. Each terminal serves a specific purposes, with terminals one, three, and four dedicated to a variety of domestic services, and terminal two dedicated to international carriers. In true reflection of Melbourne’s status as an international city, terminal two has over twenty international gates and the capacity to host an A380 – the world’s largest passenger aircraft. To facilitate the transfer of passengers, Melbourne Airport offers a range of pick up and drop off sites, including short term and long term parking close to each terminal. However, when you book with Hughes your transfer will be taken care of. We will be ready and waiting directly adjacent to your terminal when your flight arrives.


Cranbourne sits a comfortable 43km from the Melbourne CBD, which lends it a quiet and laid back atmosphere, without being too far from the action. There’s no better place to get a feel for the area than in the Royal Cranbourne Botanic Gardens, which host a wide range of plants from a large number of different locations. For the sports fans, there are several golf courses and even an indoor swimming pool, which means that the cold Melbourne winters won’t stand in the way of some leisure time. If you want to see the sights of Cranbourne, then you’ll need reliable transport and that’s something we can offer. Simply let us know where you would like to travel, and we can get you there in comfort and style.