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Melbourne Airport (MEL) transfers

Looking for an alternative to the traditional Melbourne Airport shuttle or taxi? Whether you’re going from Melbourne Airport to city center or from South Melbourne to Melbourne Airport, get where you’re going with the Uber app you already know. Request a ride to and from MEL at the tap of a button.

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

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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.

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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. 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

  • 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:

  • 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.


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