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Recommended option

Bus, train  •  1 h 7 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 Royal Park Upfield

$18

Cheapest option

Shuttle  •  15 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Melbourne Zoo

$11 - $90

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Melbourne Zoo 12.4 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  15 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Melbourne Zoo 12.4 miles

$1 - $3

Towncar  •  15 min

  1. Take a town car from Melbourne Airport to Melbourne Zoo 12.4 miles

$70 - $110

Uber  •  15 min

  1. Take an Uber from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Melbourne Zoo 12.4 miles

$24 - $35

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

There is no direct connection from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Melbourne Zoo. However, you can take the bus to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, take the walk to Southern Cross, take the train to Royal Park, then take the walk to Melbourne Zoo. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Melbourne Zoo.

Train operators
Metro
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Royal Park
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$4
Daily
$7
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
Schedules at
skybus.com.au
Other operators
Uber Melbourne
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Melbourne Zoo
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$24 - $35
uberX
$24 - $35
UberSELECT
$35 - $45
uberXL
$35 - $45
UberBLACK
$50 - $70
Taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Melbourne Zoo
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Silver Top Taxi
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
silvertop.com.au
Jayride
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Melbourne Airport to Melbourne Zoo
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Shuttle from Melbourne Airport to Melbourne Zoo
Estimated price
$11 - $90

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Melbourne Zoo is 16 km. The road distance is 20 km.

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Melbourne Zoo is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Melbourne Zoo is to taxi which takes 15 min and costs $40 - $55.

It takes approximately 1 h 7 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Melbourne Zoo, including transfers.