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Melbourne Guide

Cheap Adelaide to Melbourne Flights

Whether you're travelling to Melbourne for business or a foodie looking to indulge, a trip to Australia's event's capital won't disappoint.

Melbourne is bursting with world-class musicals and sports events, international fashion shows, art exhibitions and is one of the world's most livable cities.

The best part? It's only a short 1h 15 min flight from Adelaide to Melbourne. Hop on board with either Qantas, Virgin Australia, Tiger Airways or Jetstar, and you'll be soaking up the city's vibrant atmosphere in no time.

With 188 flights a week, you won't have to look hard to find the perfect flight that fits your budget and schedule.

Ready to pack your bags? Here's everything you need to know about flying from Adelaide to Melbourne!

Departing from Adelaide Airport

Located 6km from the city centre, Adelaide Airport is home to one terminal. Passengers will find the check-in desks on Level 2 of the terminal building and will need to check in at least two hours before their flight to Melbourne.

Inside the terminal, you'll have access to free and unlimited Wi-Fi. If you want to grab a snack, you'll find a range of restaurants and fast food outlets. There are also shops in the departure lounge as well as ATMs, and a pharmacy.

Getting to Adelaide Airport

Passengers flying from Adelaide Airport can use either the JetExpress or JetBus service. Single trip tickets can be purchased on board, and the service runs 7-days a week.

If you don't want to wait at a bus stop, passengers can organise transport with the Airport City Shuttle. It's a door-to-door service that operates to and from Adelaide hotels and only costs AUD 10 one way.

Another convenient way to get from the city to the airport is with metered taxis. Ride-sharing services such as Uber are also available in Adelaide, or you can also use the car-sharing app GoGet.

Arriving at Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport boasts four terminal buildings. If you're flying with Qantas, you'll arrive at Terminal 1. Virgin Australia flights from Adelaide arrive at Terminal 3 and Jetstar, and Tiger Airways arrive at Terminal 4. 

Getting from Melbourne Airport to Your Hotel

The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport is with the SkyBus Express service. It runs 24 hours a day, 7-days a week with trains leaving every 10 minutes and only costs AUD 19 one-way.

The most direct way to get to your accommodation is with a cab. You'll find the taxi ranks outside the arrival terminals. A trip into the CBD usually costs AUD 56-62 and takes 30 minutes depending on traffic.

Passengers can also use ride-sharing services to get into Melbourne. Qantas and Virgin Australia passengers will find their drivers by the rideshare pickup zone in the forecourt. If you're flying Jetstar or TigerAir, you can meet your driver at the pick-up zone on level 2 inside the T4 Ground Transport Hub.

Car rental companies are on the ground floor of the T1, T2 and T3 car parks. There you'll find Thrifty, Europcar, Avis, Budget, Hertz and Redspot that can help you with your travelling needs.

Things to Do in Melbourne 

  • Melbourne has over 300 shops from high-end shopping districts to factory outlets. Visit the massive Chadstone shopping emporium, the iconic Chapel Street strip and browse the boutique shops of The Block Arcade.
  • Plan your trip around the world-class sporting events. Spend your day cheering on your favourite cricket or rugby team or watching tennis at The Australian Open.
  • Get out of the city and explore Melbourne's greener side. Head to the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens or venture out and explore Australia's natural heritage at the Port Campbell National Park.
  • Live on the edge and go to Eureka Skydeck. It's a glass cube that's suspended 300 meters above ground and gives its brave visitors 360 views of the city below.
  • Rent a car and go on a wine tasting tour. Only 90-minutes outside of Melbourne you'll find Australia's most renowned wine regions - the Yarra Valley and the Mornington Peninsula.

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