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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

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 Melbourne - Ballarat Via Melton / ...

$17 - $18

Cheapest option

Bus, line 426 bus  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St
  2. Take the bus from Lonsdale St/Spencer St to Sunshine Station/Dickson St 219 / ...
  3. Take the line 426 bus from Sunshine Station/Dickson St to Caroline Springs Square SC 426

$16

5 alternative options

Bus, train via Watergardens Station/Watergardens Circuit Rd  •  1 h 44 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 Watergardens Sunbury

$19

Taxi  •  20 min

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

$35 - $50

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 - $120

Uber  •  20 min

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

$29 - $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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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Caroline Springs is 12 km. The road distance is 25.6 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Caroline Springs, including transfers.

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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 Caroline Springs Square SC via Lonsdale St/Spencer St and Sunshine Station/Dickson St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 9 min.

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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 38 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 Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Lonsdale St/Spencer St, and Sunshine Station/Dickson St in around 2 h 9 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
Metro
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Watergardens
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Bus operators
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
$14
Website
Skybus
Metropolitan buses
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Lonsdale St/Spencer St to Sunshine Station/Dickson St
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Bus from Sunshine Station/Dickson St to Caroline Springs Square SC
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$0
Daily
$0
PTV Night Network
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Lonsdale St/Spencer St to Sunshine Station/Dickson St
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Other operators
Uber Melbourne
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Caroline Springs
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$29 - $40
UberX
$29 - $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 - $50
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 - $120

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