There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Preston by bus, train, tram, 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 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 South Morang

$16

5 alternative options

Bus, line 86 tram  •  1 h 23 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

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 - $110

Uber  •  18 min

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

$24 - $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 takes 18 min and costs $40 - $55.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Preston is 17 km. The road distance is 21 km.

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

There is no direct connection from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Preston. However, you can take the bus to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, take the walk to Southern Cross, then take the train to Bell. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Preston via Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St and 1-Spencer St/Bourke St in around 1 h 23 min.

Train operators
Metro
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Bell
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$7
Yarra Trams
Website
yarratrams.com.au
Tram from 1-Spencer St/Bourke St to 45-Bell St/Plenty Rd
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
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 Preston
Ave. Duration
18 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 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 - $110

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