Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport, is located on the North-Western side of the city and is about a 30 minute drive (25km) to & from the Central Business District (CBD). This is the primary airport serving the City of Melbourne and is adjacent to the Tullamarine suburb hence sometimes colloquially called as "Tulla". All International airlines operate from here including the Aussie ones like Qantas, Tiger, Rex & Virgin, except Jetstar which is based at Avalon Airport near Geelong. For International travelers the quickest way of getting here is by taking a direct flight to Melbourne from your home city.
Melbourne International Airport is the second biggest Airport in Australia after Sydney Airport. It comprises of 4 Terminals out of which 1 is the International Terminal, 2 Domestic Terminals and a Budget Domestic Terminal.This International Airport was opened in 1970 essentially to replace the existing Essendon Airport at that time. It is a known fact that the Melbourne-Sydney air route is the 3rd most traveled passenger air route in the world and Melbourne International Airport ranks 2nd busiest in the Asia Pacific area. In 2008-2009, this Tullamarine Airport recorded nearly 5 million international passengers and 24.7 million domestic passengers.
In the past this Airport has also won many awards such as the Eagle Award. The Business Traveler Magazine have ranked this Airport in Melbourne in the top 10 Airports worldwide consistently from 1996 to 2000. In more recent times Melbourne International Airport has won the Australian Construction Achievement Award for the Runway Widening Project which was done to accommodate the arrival of the giant Airbus A380
There is a wide range of Airport Transfers from the Terminals and some Motels nearby & other Hotels . For flight arrivals & departures from here, visit the Official Melbourne Airport website. You can also view a map of the Melbourne International Airport here.
This website has a wealth of information such as Flight Information, Airport Maps, Live Flight Radar (to track flights), Flight & Passenger info, How to get to and from the Airport, Airport parking etc.
For International Flights, build your own trip and check out the rates through the link below. You can also package your flight with your choice of Hotel, Rent a Car and even include Tours & Activities during your stay here in Melbourne.