Melbourne Airport Travel Guide

Melbourne Airport - Virgin Australia terminal

Melbourne International Airport, best known as Tullamarine Airport, is one of the busiest airports in Australia, but it’s quite easy to get around!

The airport comprises four terminals: one international, two domestic terminals and one budget domestic terminal. You can find more information about that here.

Melbourne Tullamarine 23-kilometres from the city centre, and shouldn’t be confused with Melbourne Avalon Airport which is located near Geelong and the Great Ocean Road.


There are four terminals at Melbourne Airport, these are:

  • Terminal 1: Qantas and QantasLink Domestic flights.
  • Terminal 2: All International flights depart from here.
  • Terminal 3: Virgin Australia domestic flights.
  • Terminal 4: Low-Cost Airlines, including Jetstar, Regional Express (REX), and Airnorth.


If you need some more cash or you are flying in from elsewhere, it’s easy to get the Australian dollars or any currency you may need.


For local currencies, your best option is ATMs. These are scattered throughout the terminals, but most common in the T2 International Terminal.

Bureau de Change

Travelex can be found in a few locations in T1 Qantas Domestic and T2 International. Here you can purchase foreign cash from over 40 currencies, phone cards and Travelex Cash Passports (available in 10 currencies). You can also order commission-free foreign currency up to 21 days in advance.

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Shopping and Eating


Left something at home or want to start your holiday shopping early? In each terminal, there is a selection of great Australian brands you can shop, as well as stores to pick up souvenirs, magazines, electronics or books pre-flight.

For passengers departing on an international flight, Melbourne Airport’s T2 now has a luxury shopping precinct with brands such as Tiffany & Co, Burberry, Max Mara, Furla, Hugo Boss and more available for tax-free shopping!


In each terminal, there is a range of food and drink options to takeaway or eat pre-flight.

If you are travelling internationally, I recommend eating before security as there are only limited food and drink services beyond that point. That said, they are operated by some of Melbourne’s finest restaurants and cafes, so the quality is excellent! I recommend Bar Pulpo by Movida for Spanish food and wine or Brunetti’s for a coffee and delicious baked good.

Melbourne Airport Transit Accommodation

There are some handy accommodation options located at the airport as well as close by.

Melbourne Airport Lounges

There are some great lounges in Melbourne Airport and you don’t have to be flying business class to access them.

Domestic Lounges

Qantas Domestic
Business Lounge
Virgin Australia
Domestic Lounge
REX Australia Lounge
(Melbourne Airport)

International Lounges

Qantas International
First Class Lounge
Qantas International Business Lounge
Emirates Lounge
Melbourne Airport
Cathay Pacific First Class & Business Lounge
Plaza Premium Lounge
Melbourne Airport
Mahraba Lounge
Melbourne Airport

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Transport to Melbourne Airport

More information coming soon.


More than 35 airlines serve Melbourne Airport offering Premium and Low-Cost services. Below, are some options for your flight to Melbourne:

Qantas Economy Review
Singapore Airline Premium Economy Review
Coming soon

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