Journey: Melbourne Airport to Elwood

Elwood is an inner city suburb, about eight kilometres to the south of Melbourne CBD. Its proximity to the CBD, and a number of other attraction, make Elwood a popular destination for locals, tourists, and business travellers alike. But, with Melbourne Airport lying 23km to the CBD’s northwest, getting to Elwood means spending money on a taxi or hire car, or travelling on public transport. Getting to Elwood from Melbourne Airport using public transport can take a while. It requires different bus lines, and it can even work out to be expensive if you’re travelling in a group.

On the other hand, you can travel with a Hughes transfer from Melbourne Airport to Elwood. At Hughes, we offer door to door service for an affordable price. We operate all day and all night, and offer a variety of premium and luxury vehicles. Better still, for groups, our prices can actually work out to be cheaper per person than a lot of alternatives!

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

Travelling from Melbourne Airport to Elwood – How long does it take?

Travelling from Elwood to Melbourne Airport, and vice versa, takes an average of 45 minutes. But, because of Melbourne’s large population, it can take longer in peak hour. With hundreds of thousands of commuters racing to get home at the same time, Melbourne’s inner city roads can become congested.

Peak Hour Travel Time:

Airport to Elwood – 50 minutes
Elwood to airport – 50 minutes

Off-Peak Travel Time:

Airport to Elwood – 40 minutes
Elwood to airport – 40 minutes


Melbourne Airport to Elwood – Getting around the airport

Melbourne Airport has four terminals, which combine to form the Tullamarine airport. Each terminal offers unique services, too. Terminal one offers Qantas domestic and regional flights. Terminal two offers international flights, with over 20 gates to accommodate some of the world’s leading airlines. Terminal three offers Virgin and REX flights. And terminal four offers a variety of budget domestic airlines. To meet your Elwood transfer, there are several options on offer. That includes a number of parking spaces, all within 100m of their corresponding terminal. Alternatively, there are kerbside drop off and collection spaces, as well as disabled access areas.

Elwood – Here’s what to do before you leave to Melbourne Airport

Elwood was formerly a coastal swamp, prior to the introduction of the Elwood canal. Following that, it was developed into a premier seaside suburb, with its own beach. During summer, locals and tourists alike flock to Elwood beach, where the conditions are excellent for everything from kitesurfing to cycling. Elwood is also held in high esteem for its leafy streets, and Edwardian-meets-interwar architecture. To see it all, and more, you’ll need reliable transport. And that’s where we can help. Book a Hughes transfer, and enjoy comfortable transport, when and where you need it.