Melbourne Airport (MEL)
Full Airport Name
Locked Bag 16, Gladstone Park, Victoria 3043, Australia
(03) 9297 1600
(03) 9297 1886
Via the airport's website
Number of Terminals
GMT + 10 (GMT + 11 from aftermost Sunday in October to aboriginal Sunday in April)
The airport is amid 25km (15 miles) northwest of Melbourne.
Major expansions and upgrades are beneath way at the International Terminal T2, with achievement appointed for 2012.
Transfer Amid Terminals
The terminals are all amid aural the aforementioned circuitous and are affiliated by walkways.
From Melbourne burghal centre, booty the CityLink assessment road; this becomes the Tullamarine Freeway, which leads to the airport.
The airport has both long- and concise car parks, as able-bodied as two Business Esplanade facilities. All accomplish circadian 24 hours. Concise parking is amid in the multi-storey car esplanade anon in advanced of the commuter terminals, affiliated by covered walkways. A chargeless shuttle bus runs from the abiding parking lot to terminals, circadian 24 hours. The multi-storey car esplanade Business Esplanade South offers clandestine parking with absolute admission to the terminal via cloistral walkways. For parking information, see the airport's website, which gives absolute capacity of the accessories available, maps and assessment information.
Companies board Avis, Budget, Delta, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty; they accept advice desks in the South Terminal and offices on the arena attic of the concise car park.
Road: Bus: SkyBus (tel: (03) 9335 2811; website: www.skybus.com.au) operates circadian 24 hours amid the airport and the burghal centre. A cardinal of accessible bus casework affix the airport with destinations about Melbourne. Advice on routes served and schedules is accessible from the advice desks in the terminal architecture or from the acquaintance capacity listed on the airport's website.
Taxi: Taxis are accessible from the arena attic akin of the terminal building, in advanced of the South Terminal and the Qantas Terminal (journey time into Melbourne - 30 minutes).
Information and Help Desks
The airport operates a Travellers Advice Board (tel: (03) 9297 1805), amid in the International Terminal Arrivals area, which is accessible at all times during flight operation hours. There is additionally an advice board in the Departures area.
Money and communications: Bureaux de change and ATMs are amid in the International Terminal. Internet is accessible in the International Terminal Departures area, afore security.
Eating and drinking: A array of cafés and restaurants are accessible throughout the airport.
Shopping: Airport arcade includes duty-free in the International Terminal, including nine aspect GST-free food and the Downtown Duty-Free outlets, accessible daily.
Luggage: Left-luggage accessories are accessible in the International Terminal Arrivals hall. Terminal 1 absent acreage issues (tel: (03) 8336 4100), are dealt with alone from those in the blow of the airport, which are handled by the Travellers' Advice Board (tel: (03) 9297 1805.
Other facilities: Showers are accessible in the International Terminal Departures area. Baby-change accessories are accessible throughout the airport. There is additionally a adoration allowance and a medical convenance in the International Terminal.
Conference and Business Facilities
Conference facilities, affair and boardrooms, and a absolutely serviced business centre are provided by the Hilton Melbourne Airport (tel: (03) 8336 2000; website: www.hilton.com), and by the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport (tel: (03) 9933 5111; website: www.ichotelsgroup.com) There is additionally a cardinal of airline lounges for abandonment passengers.
Facilities for Disabled Travellers
Wheelchair-accessible toilets, travelators and lifts are provided throughout the airport. Wheelchairs are accessible via the airlines on request; cartage should acquaint their airline in beforehand or acquaintance the Travellers Advice Board (tel: (03) 9297 1805). There is a argument blast on the arena attic of the International Terminal, in the Arrivals area. Disabled parking is available.
The Hilton Melbourne Airport (tel: (03) 8336 2000; website: www.hilton.com) has absolute banal admission to the South Terminal and International Terminal. The Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport (tel: (03) 9933 5111; website: www.ichotelsgroup.com). is additionally abutting to the terminals. Motel Formule 1 Melbourne Airport (tel: (03) 8336 1811; website: www.formule1.com.au) is a abbreviate airing away, on Caldwell Drive; apartment are answerable at a accepted amount and can board up to three people. Other adaptation in and about Melbourne can be appointed through the advice board (tel: (03) 9297 1805).