Journey: Melbourne Airport to South Melbourne

Melbourne is known for its individualistic, and unique atmosphere. In fact, that even extends to its airports! Melbourne has two airports, with the most commonly used being located at Tullamarine. But it doesn’t end there; Tullamarine airport has four different terminals, which each serve different transport needs. Don’t worry though – it’s not as confusing as it sounds!

With some help from your Hughes chauffeur, you can ensure that you get to the right terminal, at the right time. Sure, there are plenty of other transport options, but only Hughes offers door to door transport, with the best in comfort and service. If you’re looking at booking a transfer from Melbourne airport to South Melbourne, here’s what Hughes can offer you.

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

Here’s how long it takes to get from Melbourne airport to South Melbourne on average

Hughes offer direct transfers from Melbourne airport to South Melbourne. As a result, our transfers are among the quickest. It generally takes about 45 minutes to get from Melbourne airport to South Melbourne. But, it’s important to remember that all road users are at the mercy of traffic conditions.

Peak Hour Travel Time:

Airport to South Melbourne – 50 minutes
South Melbourne to airport – 50 minutes

Off-Peak Travel Time:

Airport to South Melbourne – 40 minutes
South Melbourne to airport – 40 minutes

Melbourne has an interesting set up in terms of airports: here’s how to get to your South Melbourne transfer

Tullamarine – Melbourne’s primary airport – has four terminals. The first hosts domestic and regional services for Qantas. The second is the international terminal, hosting overseas services every day. The third is home to Virgin Australia airlines and regional express flights. Finally, the fourth terminal is dedicated to budget domestic airlines. Accessing and navigating each terminal is simple, too. All you need to do is follow the signs to find the arrivals or departures hall depending on where you’re travelling.

If you arrive at the airport early, there’s space to wait at the public drop off zone. There are also 1, and 10 minutes pick up zones, which is an option you can consider for meeting your transfer. Overall, Melbourne airport has a lot to offer, and it’s well-known as one of the more efficient airports in the world.

South Melbourne: Home to lots of history, and easily accessible with a Hughes transfer!

As with a lot of Melbourne suburbs, South Melbourne offers a lot of history to those who visit. It’s historically known as Emerald Hill, and it still houses much of the historical structures that contributed to the area’s remarkable evolution. Today, it’s home to South Melbourne FC, which is one of Australia’s most acclaimed soccer clubs. In addition to that, South Melbourne is home to some of Australia’s most recognisable broadcasting. That includes television studios, which are owned by Seven and Global Television.

Then there’s the everyday culture. As with a lot of Melbourne’s suburbs, South Melbourne has its own selection of cafes and restaurants. They are sure to offer a quick break from the sightseeing if you find yourself on foot. If you’d rather see the sights from the comfort of a car, simply let us know. Your Hughes transfer can collect you, or drop you off, anywhere in South Melbourne.