There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lilydale 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 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

$16

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 26 min

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

$6

4 alternative options

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

$150 - $210

Uber  •  48 min

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

$60 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lilydale is to bus which costs $9 and takes 3 h 26 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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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Lilydale is 45 km. The road distance is 60.3 km.

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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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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 26 min.

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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 $23.

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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
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 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
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$60 - $80
UberX
$60 - $80
Select
$90 - $120
UberXL
$90 - $120
Black
$130 - $170
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
$150 - $210

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