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

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Recommended option

Bus  •  25 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St SkyBus

$14

Cheapest option

Line 59 tram  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take the line 59 tram from 59-Airport West/Matthews Ave to 7-Queen Victoria Market/Elizabeth St 59

$6

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Swanston Street 13.4 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Swanston Street 13.4 miles

$1 - $3

Towncar  •  17 min

  1. Take a town car from Melbourne Airport to Swanston Street 13.4 miles

$75 - $110

Shuttle  •  17 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Swanston Street

$11 - $90

Uber  •  17 min

  1. Take an Uber from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Swanston Street 13.4 miles

$25 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Swanston Street is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Swanston Street is to taxi which costs $45 - $55 and takes 17 min.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Swanston Street is 18 km. The road distance is 21.4 km.

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The bus from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St takes 25 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr and arriving at Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Swanston Street without a car is to bus which takes 25 min and costs $18.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Swanston Street bus services, operated by Skybus, arrive at Southern Cross station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Swanston Street.
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  • Distance: 11.4 miles
  • Duration: 25 min

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

Skybus operates a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Swanston Street every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $14 and the journey takes 25 min.

Train operators
Yarra Trams
Website
yarratrams.com.au
Tram from 59-Airport West/Matthews Ave to 7-Queen Victoria Market/Elizabeth St
Ave. Duration
44 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
Other operators
Uber Melbourne
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Swanston Street
Ave. Duration
17 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
$55 - $70
Taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Swanston Street
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Silver Top Taxi
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
silvertop.com.au
Jayride
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Melbourne Airport to Swanston Street
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Shuttle from Melbourne Airport to Swanston Street
Estimated price
$11 - $90

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