A new road plus dedicated pick-up and drop-off zones

Melbourne Airport is addressing growing traffic congestion by building an express loop road network, which will separate public traffic from commercial transport operators.

The two-stage project will create a more streamlined exit from the Tullamarine Freeway to all four terminals, meaning travellers will no longer need to navigate roundabouts or traffic lights to access the pick-up and drop-off zones and parking areas.

Potential impact on travellers in 2024

We anticipate that this project will require travellers to add an additional 30 minutes to their travel time. There will be a reduction in the amount of car parking available across most of our car parks. It is advised that you book online and ahead of time. We thank you for your patience as we build Naarm Way. More information on parking space impact can be found here.

Naarm Way Stage 1

Naarm Way Stage 1 was opened on 18 July 2023, providing a direct connection from the Tullamarine Freeway into the T4 ground transport hub.

This stage primarily benefits travellers flying Jetstar, Rex and Link Airways, which operate out of Terminal 4.

Naarm Way Stage 2

Under construction

Naarm Way Stage 2 will provide a direct connection from the Tullamarine Freeway to new dedicated pick-up and drop-off zones for Terminals 1, 2 and 3 within the T123 car park. New exit ramps from the T123 car park will provide a direct exit to Departure Drive and Melbourne Drive onto the freeway.

A new pedestrian bridge will provide direct passenger access from the T123 parking structure to Terminal 2.

Upon completion of this project, the main terminal forecourt will be reserved for commercial vehicles such as Skybus, taxis, rideshare and shuttle bus services.

These works were approved by the Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government in 2021.

Preliminary Minor Variation to the Naarm Way Stage 2 Project

Melbourne Airport has prepared a preliminary Minor Variation to the Elevated Road and Forecourt Stage 2 Project (now referred to as the Naarm Way Stage 2 project), proposing to change the location of the over height vehicle ramp. Moving the ramp location is for safety reasons and creates additional operational efficiencies.

View the Preliminary Minor Variation to the Elevated Road and Forecourt Stage 2 Project here.

Forecourt and T123 pick-up and drop-off zone

Status: Construction began April, 2024

We’re enhancing the arrivals and departures experience by introducing a new dedicated pick-up & drop-off zone within the T123 parking structure. While the main forecourt will remain reserved for commercial vehicles such as Skybus, taxi’s, rideshares and shuttle bus services, you’ll enjoy convenient and direct access to your terminal. 

These works were approved by the Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government in 2021.