SkyBus City Express

SkyBus runs express services between Melbourne Airport and Melbourne CBD (Southern Cross Station) daily from 4am to 1am. SkyBus has stops at Terminals 1, 3 and 4.

  • Adult one-way fare is $22
  • Adult return fare is $36

Tickets are card-only and can be purchased via e-kiosks at the airport, or at

Melbourne City Express timetable:

  • Departing every 15 minutes between 04:00 – 07:00
  • Departing every 10 minutes between 7:00 – 19:00
  • Departing every 15 minutes between 19:00 – 01:00
  • No services between 01:00 – 04:00

SkyBus also runs the Peninsula Express service, providing regular and reliable airport transfers between Melbourne Airport and St Kilda, Frankston and surrounding bayside suburbs.

For more information about services, fares and schedules, visit the SkyBus website, where you’ll also find their contact details.

Free courtesy buses

Melbourne Airport’s Value Car Park is serviced by a fleet of free courtesy buses. Pick-up and drop off is located in front of each of our terminals.

From 5am to midnight courtesy buses leave the Value Car Park every 15-minutes. A concierge transfer operates outside of these hours. Please press the help button at bus shelters to activate the concierge service.

Off-airport shuttle buses

Private Shuttle Buses

Private shuttles also service the surrounding off-airport car parks with pick up and drop off in the forecourt opposite Terminals 1, 2 & 3. 

Public Buses

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) operates 5 timetabled services from the Terminal 4 Ground Transport Hub (See the map below).

Please check the PTV website  or the PTV Airport Bus information page here for more information.

Please note that until further notice pick up and drop off for Terminal 4 will occur in the Terminal 1, 2 & 3 lanes.

Regional and Charter Buses

Melbourne Airport is serviced by numerous direct, regional and charter buses. Their pick-up and drop-off location is dependent on the service they offer. Speak to your bus company for information.

Information and access for bus operators

Our airport forecourt is the busiest of its kind in Australia due to our single terminal building. Commercial users visit the airport often, and therefore operating conditions generally apply to those companies to avoid confusing the general public.

Bus operators can find information on bus access terms, the Bus Forecourt Account Management System, maps and FAQS on a dedicated page here.