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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, 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
🟢 Is it safe to drink tap water in Melbourne?
The water from the tap in Melbourne is safe to drink. In fact, Melbourne is known for having some of the best quality tap water in the world.
🟢 What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Melbourne?
If you are not an Australian citizen, you will need to apply for a valid Australian visa before departing on international flights to Melbourne. New Zealand passport holders are an exception and can fly straight to Melbourne and apply for a visa upon arrival.
🟢 What are the coldest months in Melbourne?
June and July are the coldest months in Melbourne. The weather is cold, the skies tend to be cloudy, and the nights often see frost. The average daytime temperatures during June and July range between 6°C to 14°C.
🟢 What is Melbourne known for?
Melbourne is known as the cultural capital of Australia. The city celebrates the arts with a year-round calendar of exhibitions, festivals, events and public performances. There is also a world-class sports scene, as the city is home to the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground and is the host of internationally-recognised events including the Australian Open and the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix. Melbourne has consistently been ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities.
🟢 What language is spoken in Melbourne?
English is the official language spoken in Melbourne. However, as the city is a melting-pot of other cultures and communities, some of the other languages you may hear spoken throughout Melbourne include Greek, Italian, Vietnamese, Mandarin and Cantonese, and Arabic.
🟢 What is the peak hour for travel in Melbourne?
The peak times for train travel during the week are between 7.00am and 9.00am and from 4.30pm to 6:30pm. Peak travel times for drivers on Melbourne’s roads are between 6:30am to 9:00am and 3:30pm to 6:30pm on weekdays.