Melbourne Airport to Essendon

Known for its revered AFL team, and its quintessentially Melbourne atmosphere, Essendon lies just six kilometres from Melbourne airport. Your options for travelling between the two are many and varied. You could make use of Melbourne’s efficient network of public transport. That network includes buses, trains, and trams, all of which serve many of Melbourne’s suburbs. However, public transport is not always the best value for money. It can take a while, and often, you’ll be left to cover up the final distance on foot. That’s why we recommend booking a transfer from Melbourne airport to Essendon with Hughes. At Hughes, we offer a fleet of premium and luxury vehicles. All of our services are chauffeur driven, too, so you can sit back and travel in comfort. But the best part is that our transfers are the quickest, and best value transport option from Melbourne airport to Essendon.

Executive Sedan

Modern, sophisticated and comprehensively equipped luxury vehicles. Perfect combination of value and style.

  • $ 85 AUD
  • 1-3
  • 2
  • 2

Premium European Sedan

Big on style and performance, we have some of the world’s truly great sedans including BMW, Mercedes and Audi luxury models.

  • $ 95 AUD
  • 1-3
  • 2
  • 2

Luxury SUV

Smooth & luxurious. The Audi Q7 is where sporty and elegant styling combine to create a vehicle of impeccable style with the luggage space that no sedan can match.

  • $ 95 AUD
  • 1-4
  • 4
  • 4

Luxury People Mover

Our luxury people movers include the Mercedes V Class and Viano with features normally associated with premium sedans. Room for 7 passengers and a luggage trailer.

  • $ 109 AUD
  • 4-7
  • Trailer

Luxury Van

Designed for convenience and generous space these vehicles include ergonomic design and exceptional flexibility for long or short excursions.

  • $ 199 AUD
  • 8-12
  • Trailer

Luxury Minibus

Ready for your executive, family or group requirements. These multi-purpose vehicles include the Mercedes Sprinter and combine comfort, space and style.

  • $ 244 AUD
  • 13-20
  • Trailer

Luxury Small Coach

Perfect for groups up to 27 people, our luxury small coaches are a new way to experience group travel. Enjoy luxurious leather seating with plenty of space.

  • $ 266 AUD
  • 21-27
  • Trailer

Luxury Mid Sized Coach

When you have a few more in your group, up size to our mid sized coaches for 28-33 people.

  • $ 344 AUD
  • 28-33
  • Trailer

Luxury Coach

Luxury finally meets size. Come and experience our market-leading large coach service. Fantastic coach drivers perfectly match our new fleet of coaches.

  • $ 420 AUD
  • 34-53
  • Trailer

Essendon to Melbourne airport and back: everything you need to know about your trip

If you’re running on a tight schedule, it’s important to know what to expect. So take a look at our tips and advice for travelling from Melbourne airport to Essendon.

Pick Up and Other Information

This is how long it normally takes to get from Melbourne airport to Essendon

Melbourne airport is around 10km from Essendon, so it’s a very quick trip. Usually, it only takes us 12 minutes to get from Melbourne airport to Essendon. Even in peak hour traffic, we generally anticipate a relatively quick journey.

Peak Hour Travel Time:

Airport to Essendon – 15 minutes
Essendon to airport – 15 minutes

Off-Peak Travel Time:

Airport to Essendon – 10 minutes
Essendon to airport – 10 minutes


These are the facilities on offer at Melbourne airport – enjoy them before your trip to Essendon!

Melbourne airport is one of Australia’s largest. So it’s no surprise that the four terminals offer a wide variety of services. From the big things, like restaurants and shops, to the little thing, like free Wi-Fi, Melbourne airport has it all. Rest assured, any time you spend waiting for your flight will be spent comfortably. When it’s time to meet your Essendon transfer, simply travel to the nearest convenient collection point. Your options are hardly limited; there are the ‘At Terminal’ car parks, which are located just minutes away from the terminals. Alternatively, there’s parking located just 100m from terminals 1,2, and 3. Simply let us know where you would like to be collected, and we will make it happen.

Here’s what to do and see in Essendon, before your trip back to Melbourne airport

When you arrive in Essendon, there’s plenty on offer. Located 9km northwest of the Melbourne CBD, and only 6km from the airport, Essendon is right in the middle of the action. It’s best known as the home of Essendon Football Club, which is one of the AFL’s most followed and successful clubs. Naturally, if you’re in the area, you may want to watch them in action! Alternatively, there’s plenty on offer in terms of dining, shopping, and relaxing. There’s plenty of history too. As one of Melbourne’s most well-recognised suburbs, Essendon has accumulated a rich and diverse mix of residents. With that mix, comes a uniquely Australian heritage, complete with a thriving local cultural scene. To see it all, we recommend Hughes. We will collect you from anywhere in Essendon, so getting around won’t be an issue.

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