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There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Caroline Springs by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Line 476 bus, line 460 bus  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the line 476 bus from Matthews Ave/Keilor Rd to Watergardens Station/Watergardens Circuit Rd 476
  2. Take the line 460 bus from Watergardens Station/Watergardens Circuit Rd to The Crossing/Caroline Springs Bvd 460 / ...

$12

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St SkyBus
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Caroline Springs Ballarat - Melbourne Via Melton / ...

$17 - $18

Bus  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St SkyBus
  2. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Caroline Springs Ballarat - Melbourne Via Melton / ...

$17 - $19

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Caroline Springs 16 miles

$35 - $45

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Caroline Springs 16 miles

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  20 min

  1. Take a town car from Melbourne Airport to Caroline Springs 16 miles

$80 - $110

Uber  •  20 min

  1. Take an Uber from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Caroline Springs 16 miles

$28 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Caroline Springs is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Caroline Springs is to taxi which costs $50 - $65 and takes 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Caroline Springs. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr and arriving at The Crossing/Caroline Springs Bvd via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and Caroline Springs Station/Christies Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 59 min.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Caroline Springs is 12 km. The road distance is 25.6 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Caroline Springs without a car is to line 476 bus and line 460 bus which takes 1 h 33 min and costs $17.

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It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Caroline Springs, including transfers.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Caroline Springs bus services, operated by Skybus, depart from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr station.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Caroline Springs bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Caroline Springs station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Caroline Springs is 26 km. It takes approximately 20 min to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Caroline Springs.

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There are 1439+ hotels available in Caroline Springs. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Caroline Springs.
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  • Distance: 7.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 33 min

What companies run services between Melbourne Airport (MEL), Australia and Caroline Springs, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Caroline Springs via Airport West SC/Louis St, 59-Airport West/Matthews Ave, 53-Keilor Rd/Matthews Ave, Matthews Ave/Keilor Rd, and Watergardens Station/Watergardens Circuit Rd in around 1 h 33 min.

Train operators
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Caroline Springs
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
Metropolitan buses
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Matthews Ave/Keilor Rd to Watergardens Station/Watergardens Circuit Rd
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Bus from Watergardens Station/Watergardens Circuit Rd to The Crossing/Caroline Springs Bvd
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Website
Skybus
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Caroline Springs
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Other operators
Uber Melbourne
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Caroline Springs
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$28 - $40
UberX
$28 - $40
Select
$40 - $55
UberXL
$40 - $55
Black
$60 - $80
Taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Caroline Springs
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Silver Top Taxi
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
silvertop.com.au
Jayride
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Melbourne Airport to Caroline Springs
Estimated price
$80 - $110

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