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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
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. This fee is automatically added to your fare when you request a ride from Melbourne Airport.
- 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 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:
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.