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

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Bus, train  •  1 h 3 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 Bell Mernda

$16

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Bus, line 86 tram  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St SkyBus
  2. Take the line 86 tram from 1-Spencer St/Bourke St to 45-Bell St/Plenty Rd 86

$16

Bus, line 251 bus  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St SkyBus
  2. Take the line 251 bus from Bourke St/Queen St to Raglan St/Victoria St 251

$16

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Preston 12.9 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Preston 12.9 miles

$1 - $3

Towncar  •  18 min

  1. Take a town car from Melbourne Airport to Preston 12.9 miles

$70 - $100

Uber  •  18 min

  1. Take an Uber from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Preston 12.9 miles

$25 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Preston is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Preston is to taxi which costs $40 - $55 and takes 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Preston. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr and arriving at Raglan St/Victoria St via Bourke St/Queen St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 36 min.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Preston is 17 km. The road distance is 20.6 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Preston without a car is to bus and train which takes 1 h 3 min and costs $23.

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It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Preston, including transfers.

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

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Preston bus services, operated by Metropolitan buses, arrive at Raglan St/Victoria St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Preston is 21 km. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Preston.

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There are 1857+ hotels available in Preston. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Preston.
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  • Distance: 10.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 3 min

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Preston via Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St and Bourke St/Queen St in around 1 h 36 min.

Train operators
Metro
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Bell
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Yarra Trams
Website
yarratrams.com.au
Tram from 1-Spencer St/Bourke St to 45-Bell St/Plenty Rd
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 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 Bourke St/Queen St to Raglan St/Victoria St
Ave. Duration
40 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 Preston
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$25 - $35
UberX
$25 - $35
Select
$35 - $50
UberXL
$35 - $50
Black
$50 - $70
Taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Preston
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Silver Top Taxi
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
silvertop.com.au
Jayride
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Melbourne Airport to Preston
Estimated price
$70 - $100

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