Journey: Melbourne Airport to Docklands

Tullamarine airport is located about 23km to Melbourne’s northwest. It houses four separate terminals and connects Melbourne to the entire world. If you arrive at Melbourne airport, one of your destinations might be Docklands. Docklands is a popular inner city precinct, which houses some of the country’s largest corporations. It also has a great deal of the cafes, restaurants, and bars for which Melbourne is internationally renowned. To get from Melbourne airport to Docklands, there’s no shortage of transport options. You can choose from public transport, taxis, and even rideshares. But in terms of value for money, comfort, and efficiency, there’s only one option: Hughes. At Hughes, we offer door to door service, with premium and luxury vehicles for you to choose from.

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

Getting from Melbourne airport to Docklands in time for your meeting!

Melbourne is conveniently serviced by a number of efficient roads, motorways, and tollways. Thanks to those, travelling from Melbourne airport to Docklands doesn’t take long. Most of the time, the journey is only 40 minutes. Because Melbourne is such a large city, you might be apprehensive at the thought of traffic congestion.

Peak Hour Travel Time:

Airport to Docklands –45 minutes
Docklands to airport – 45 minutes

Off-Peak Travel Time:

Airport to Docklands – 35 minutes
Docklands to airport – 35 minutes

Melbourne airport: Finding your transfer to Docklands

Before you can travel from Melbourne airport to Docklands, you’ll need to find your transfer. Given that Melbourne airport has 4 terminals, that might involve some preplanning. Luckily, though, the terminals are very well signed. Terminals 1, 3, and 4 are domestic terminals, which cater to most domestic carriers. Terminal 2 is the international terminal, which caters for most major airlines.

To access terminals 1, 2, and 3, the best approach is to follow Departure Drive along level 2 of the terminal 1, 2, and 3 forecourt. To access terminal 4, you can go via level 2 of the T4 car park. Arrivals are simple, thanks to the numerous waiting spaces offered to drivers. These spaces are close to each terminal, and offer drivers different areas to wait for passengers, if they’re a little early.

Docklands: What to see and do before going to Melbourne airport

When in Docklands, you’ll be able to see some of Melbourne’s most well-known attractions. Those attractions include the Melbourne Star, a massive Ferris Wheel that is stunningly illuminated at night. If you’re in Docklands for business, you will find yourself close to the headquarters of Myer, NAB, Medibank, ANZ, Ericsson, and Bendigo Bank, to name a few. You will also find yourself just 2km from the Melbourne CBD, so accessing other commercial headquarters won’t be difficult at all. And wherever you need to go, whenever you need to go there, your Hughes chauffeur can arrange for you to be collected and driven directly.