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There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lilydale by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus, train  •  1 h 50 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 Lilydale Lilydale

$3

5 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd to Ringwood Station/Maroondah Hwy 901

$6

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lilydale 37.7 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lilydale 37.7 miles

$5 - $8

Towncar  •  48 min

  1. Take a town car from Melbourne Airport to Lilydale 37.7 miles

$140 - $200

Uber  •  48 min

  1. Take an Uber from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lilydale 37.7 miles

$60 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lilydale is to bus and train which costs $5 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lilydale is to taxi which costs $110 - $140 and takes 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lilydale. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd and arriving at Lilydale via Ringwood Station/Maroondah Hwy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Lilydale is 45 km. The road distance is 60.3 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lilydale without a car is to bus and train which takes 1 h 50 min and costs $5.

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It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lilydale, including transfers.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lilydale bus services, operated by Metropolitan buses, depart from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd station.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lilydale bus services, operated by Metropolitan buses, arrive at Ringwood Station/Maroondah Hwy.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lilydale is 60 km. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lilydale.

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There are 354+ hotels available in Lilydale. Prices start at $93 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lilydale.
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  • Distance: 28.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 50 min

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

Metropolitan buses operates a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lilydale every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 2 h 32 min.

Train operators
Metro
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Lilydale
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Bus operators
Skybus
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Metropolitan buses
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd to Ringwood Station/Maroondah Hwy
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Other operators
Uber Melbourne
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lilydale
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $80
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Assist
$60 - $80
UberX
$60 - $80
Select
$90 - $120
UberXL
$90 - $120
Black
$120 - $160
Taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lilydale
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Silver Top Taxi
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
silvertop.com.au
Jayride
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Melbourne Airport to Lilydale
Estimated price
$140 - $200

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