Melbourne Airport (MEL) transfers
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Departure Drive, Melbourne Airport, VIC 3045, Australia
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Pickup at Melbourne Airport (MEL)
Find your pickup location
Exit the terminal and head toward the designated Uber Pickup Zone. For Terminals 1, 2, and 3, the Pickup Zone is located right outside Terminal 2. For Terminal 4, the Pickup Zone is located on the ground floor of the T4 car park.
Check the app for details
Once you’ve requested a ride, you’ll receive directions through the app. You can also look for Uber signs at MEL that point to the designated pickup areas.
Meet your driver
If requesting an UberX at Terminal 2, you’ll receive a PIN. PIN is currently live at Terminals 1, 2 & 3 between the hours of 7am and 11pm on weekdays, and for reduced hours on weekends.
At all other times, and for other vehicle options, you’ll receive trip requests in the usual way. Your driver’s name, license plate, and car color will show in the app. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Smoother UberX Pickups with PIN
-When requesting UberX pick up from Terminal 2, you will receive a 6 digit PIN to match with your driver. -Walk to the Uber pick up zone at Terminal 2 and join the queue for Zone B. -Give your PIN to the first available driver. Verify the vehicle and driver details before you get into the vehicle. -At this time, the PIN feature is exclusive to UberX trip requests from Terminals 1, 2 & 3 during limited hours. For UberX pickups at Terminal 4, you’ll receive trip requests in the usual way.
Pick up a local SIM card
You can purchase a prepaid local SIM card from the Optus store on the ground level of the T2 international terminal.
Top questions from riders
- Can riders be picked up at Melbourne Airport using the Uber app?
Yes, riders can request a ride through the Uber app to and from Melbourne Airport.
- Is there an airport fee for trips requested through the Uber app?
Yes. Melbourne Airport charges a $4.48 access fee for Uber pickups. There is also a booking fee of $1.10 per trip for operating costs associated with the recently launched airport pick-up experience. This fee is automatically added to your fare when you request a ride from Melbourne Airport. Fare details can be found in the fare breakdown, accessible by selecting your preferred service in the Uber app, then tapping ℹ
- Where do I meet my driver for a pickup at Melbourne Airport?
If departing from Terminal 1, 2 or 3, meet your driver at the Uber Pickup Zone right outside Terminal 2. Check your app to confirm which Zone (Zone A, B or C) to meet your driver at. If departing from Terminal 4, turn right to head to the T4 car park. The Uber pick up area is located on the ground level of the T4 car park.
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Melbourne Airport visitor information
Melbourne Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the 2nd-busiest airport in Australia. The airport is about 30 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, north of the city center.
Melbourne Airport terminals
There are 4 passenger terminals at Melbourne Airport. Terminal 2 serves international flights, while Terminals 1, 3, and 4 serve domestic flights.
Melbourne Airport Terminal 1
Terminal 1 serves the following domestic airlines:
Melbourne Airport Terminal 2
Terminal 2 serves all international airlines. The following airline lounges are also hosted in Terminal 2:
- Air New Zealand
- Cathay Pacific
Melbourne Airport Terminal 3
Terminal 3 serves the following domestic airlines:
- Regional Express (Rex)
- Virgin Australia
Melbourne Airport Terminal 4
Terminal 4 serves tigerair.
Things to do at Melbourne Airport
Melbourne Airport features a variety of dining options, duty-free facilities, shops, and leisure areas for passengers.
Currency exchange at Melbourne Airport
Foreign currency can be exchanged at the Travelex stores located in Terminals 1 and 2.
Family areas at Melbourne Airport
Melbourne Airport offers a play area for children in Terminal 2, opposite Gate 15B.
Medical services at Melbourne Airport
Melbourne Airport Health, the airport medical center, is available in Terminal 1 next to the pharmacy. Visitors can get assistance with a range of general medical services at Melbourne Airport Health.
Hotels near Melbourne Airport
Whether you have a layover or an overnight flight delay, or you need a place to stay for a visit near Melbourne Airport, there are multiple hotels and accommodation options nearby.
Find more information about Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport here.