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Melbourne Airport (MEL)

Whether you’re going from Melbourne Airport to city center or from South Melbourne to Melbourne Airport, count on Uber to get you there.

Departure Drive, Melbourne Airport, VIC 3045, Australia
+61 3-9297-1600

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How to get a ride from the airport

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 between the bus lane and short-term car park. For Terminal 4, the Pickup Zone is located on Level 2 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 area.

Meet your driver

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.

Melbourne Airport map

The Uber Pickup Zone for Terminals 1, 2, and 3 is located between the bus lane and the short-term car park outside of the terminals. The Uber Pickup Zone for Terminal 4 is located on Level 2 of the T4 carpark.

MEL tips

Earn Qantas points with Uber

Earn Qantas points when you ride with Uber to or from eligible Australian airports using the Qantas app. Terms and conditions apply.

How to connect to wifi

  • Go to settings and select Airport Free Wi-Fi
  • Launch your browser
  • Follow the prompts to connect

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

Yes, riders can request a ride through the Uber app to and from Melbourne Airport.

Yes. Melbourne Airport charges a $4.48 access fee for Uber pickups. This fee is automatically added to your fare when you request a ride from Melbourne Airport.

If departing from Terminal 1, 2, or 3, meet your driver at the Uber Pickup Zone between the bus lane and the short-term car park. If departing from Terminal 4, turn right to head to the T4 car park and take the escalator or lift to the pickup bays on Level 2.

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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:

  • Jetstar
  • Qantas

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
  • Emirates
  • Etihad
  • Malaysia
  • Qantas
  • Singapore

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.