Melbourne Avalon Airport


Avalon Airport offers easy access to three of Victoria’s most populat tourist go-tos: Melbourne, Geelong and the Great Ocean Road. Avalon Airport is located near the western shores of Port Phillip Bay, 55 kilometres southwest of Melbourne and 23 kilometres northeast of Geelong. Travellers can also make the journey from Avalon Airport to the start of Great Ocean Road in about 40 minutes.

How many airports are in Melbourne? Avalon Airport is one of two serving the Victorian capital. The other airport – Melbourne Tullamarine – is located in the northwestern suburbs. Avalon is the smaller and newer of the two airports. In addition to its proximity to the Bellarine Peninsula, Geelong and the Great Ocean Road, Avalon Airport is known for hosting the Australian International Airshow biannually on odd-numbered years.

Head to Victoria on your next holiday by booking flights to Avalon Airport, accommodation, and car hire with Webjet. Whether you’re headed toward the city or Great Ocean Road, you’re bound to have a memorable trip.


Car Hire

Six of the top rental car companies in Australia offer car hire from Melbourne Avalon Airport: Avis, Europcar, Enterprise, Thrifty, Budget, and Hertz. Get a great deal by reserving your rental car with Webjet, then pick the car up after landing at Avalon Airport. The car rental desks are located by the exit of the Melbourne Avalon Airport arrivals area, just beside the tourist information desk.

Parking at Avalon Airport

Two car parks are available at Avalon Airport: Short Term and Long Term. The Short Term lot is located just outside the terminal and is a one to two minute walk to the entrance. The Long Term car park is still close by and is about three to five minutes on foot to the Melbourne Avalon Airport departures area.

The first 30 minutes are free for each of the Melbourne Avalon Airport parking lots – ideal for dropping off and picking up passengers. An hour-long stay for slightly longer drop-offs costs $5 AUD. Melbourne Avalon Airport parking rates are currently the same for both the Long Term and Short Term car parks. A three-day stay costs $35 AUD and a week is $65 AUD.

Note that online bookings aren’t accepted for Melbourne Avalon Airport parking. Simply park your car when you arrive and pay by cash or card at one of the pay stations in the car parks when leaving.

Shuttle and Public Transport

The SkyBus operates an Avalon City Express route with service to Melbourne CBD and the western suburbs. The shuttle bus meets every major flight at the airport. Passengers can either book tickets online or at the SkyBus desk located in the Melbourne Avalon Airport arrivals hall. The shuttle bus makes the journey to Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station in about an hour, stopping off at Werribee in the southwestern suburbs on the way. SkyBus tickets cost $20.50 AUD from Avalon Airport to Werribee and $24 AUD to Melbourne CBD.

Taxis and Ubers are also available to catch from the arrivals hall to Melbourne Avalon Airport hotels nearby.

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Avalon Airport has two terminals that operate out of the same building. Use the same entrance and security check-point for both domestic and international flights, then continue through the Forecourt leading to the small international terminal if catching a flight overseas.

  • Domestic: Jetstar flights operate out of Avalon Airport’s domestic terminal. Direct flights connect Avalon to Sydney, Adelaide, and the Gold Coast.
  • International: Air Asia and Citilink both offer flights from Avalon Airport’s international terminal. Catch an Air Asia flight to Kuala Lumpur or a Citilink flight to Bali.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between Tullamarine and Avalon?

Both Tullamarine and Avalon Airport offer affordable domestic flights from Melbourne, and cheap flights to Melbourne can also be booked to arrive into either airport. Tullamarine Airport is the closest to the Melbourne CBD (about 30 minutes' drive away), compared to Avalon Airport’s location, which takes about 50 minutes' drive to reach from the city centre.

Is Avalon Airport far from Melbourne?

Avalon Airport is located 55 kilometres or 50 minutes' drive southwest of Melbourne.

How to get to Avalon Airport from Melbourne city?

The best way to get to Melbourne CBD from Avalon Airport is via car hire, taxi or the SkyBus shuttle service. All are available at arrivals but it is recommended to book online to secure the best deal.

What is Avalon Airport used for?

Avalon Airport is a great gateway if you want to book flights to Melbourne to explore the Great Ocean Road. Avalon Airport is also one of the main hubs used by low-cost carriers for flights to and from Melbourne. 

Does Avalon Airport have duty free?

Yes. Avalon Airport has two duty-free shops located in its international terminal.

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