There is no direct train to the airport. The Southern Cross station is the nearest railway station in Melbourne. There is a regular shuttle bus service to the railway station (see below).
Car and bus
The airport is located about 23 kilometers from downtown Melbourne. You can get to the airport by taking the CityLink (toll) and the Tullamarine Freeway.
The Skybus Super Shuttle runs all day (in 20 minutes) to and from the Southern Cross Station (one way is AUD 16.00). You can buy tickets at the bus stop or on line. From Southern Cross you can continue (for free) to your hotel by bus.
There are several city busses going to and from the airport. Bus service 478 runs between Moonee Ponds Junction and the airport. Service 479 runs from Moonee Ponds to Sunbury via the airport. Service 500 also stops at the airport. This bus runs between Broadmeadows station and Victoria University in Sunbury. At the travelers information desk in T2 (tel. +61(0)3 9297 1805) you can find more information about bus services.
Car rental Melbourne Airport
The car rental agencies are located on the ground floor of the short parking facility and have information desks at the arrival hall: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Redspot. You can also book a car in advance at EasyTerra, this website compares several car rental agencies and their rates simultaneously.
Taxicabs are available in front of the terminals (1, 2 and 3). A trip to Melbourne costs approximately AUD 80.00. You have to pay an additional parking fee at the airport of AUD 2.00 or 3.00. Please, only use official taxies.
Parking at the airport
The airport has five parking facilities, both indoors and outdoors. Short term parking is available in front of the terminal, 4 hours cost AUD 36.00. 7 days of parking in the parking garage near the terminal costs AUD 99.00. There is a shuttle bus stopping at all terminals, which goes to the long term parking area in 20 minutes, where you pay AUD 69.00 per week. Business Parking (in front of Terminal 1) and Express Parking (in front of T3 en T4) are cheap on weekends (AUD 79.00).