Melbourne Airport, which sometimes called Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport of Melbourne. This airport occupies the second place in terms of served passengers per year, serving more than 24 million passengers annually. The airport is located approximately 20 kilometers from Melbourne in the city of Tullamarine. There are regular domestic flights, as well as flights to Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.
Melbourne Airport is the main hub for Qantas, Virgin Blue and Tiger Airways Australia.
The British company Skytrax has defined the quality of airport service at 4-star level.
The airport in Melbourne was opened in the summer of 1970 before that Essendon Airport served the city. In 1962, the construction of a new airport was planned, due to the inability of the existing one to serve the growing passenger traffic. During the first year of operation, the new airport served more than 150 thousand passengers.
Initially, the airport got the name of the city in which it is located. Later it was decided to rename it to Melbourne Airport. However, the locals still often call it Tullamarine Airport.
The airport in Melbourne is ready to offer its passengers a variety of services that may be needed on the way. There are cafes For hungry passengers in the terminal.
There are standard services offered by most international airports like ATMs, banks, post offices, shops, luggage storage, etc.
The most convenient, in terms of comfort and money, the option to get to the city is a bus. There is a SkyBus bus that takes passengers for $ 16 to the Southern Cross Station. It is Round-the-clock and goes with an interval of 15 minutes. It is worth saying that if you buy a return ticket at the same time, the trip will cost $ 26.
Taxi services are also provided to passengers, and the fare depends on the destination point. The city center can be reached in about 20 minutes, and the ticket will be about $ 30.
In addition, companies providing rental cars operate at the airport. Therefore, the tourist can always get to the desired place on their own.