Visiting Melbourne

Visiting Melbourne

Wondering where to stay and how to get around once you get into Melbourne?

Travelling to Melbourne

Melbourne has many direct rail, bus, or flight connections from most cities in Australia. International flights arrive direct to Melbourne Airport from many global hubs across Asia Pacific and US regions.


Melbourne’s two airports, Tullamarine and Avalon, provide access to many full service and low cost airlines, such as Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar and Tiger Airways. From the airport, it is an easy 30 minute taxi or shuttle bus ride (Airbus) to the Melbourne CBD.


Melbourne is accessible by a direct train from Sydney (XPT train) route 621 or route 623. Bus and coach services or train/bus transfers are available from other cities.


You can get to Melbourne from Adelaide (Firefly Express) or Canberra (Murrays, Greyhound) using the bus or coach services.

Getting around Melbourne

CBD free tram zone

Public transport is plentiful and the free tram zone makes it easy to get around the CBD.

Public transport beyond the CBD

If you wish to travel beyond the CBD via tram, train or bus, you will need to purchase a Myki card ($6) from train stations, the visitors information centre at Federation Square, newsagencies and many 7/11 stores. Find out where to get your Myki.

The cards need to be topped up with funds before travel, using either myki Money or a myki Pass. This can be done where you purchase your card.

A Myki Explorer ($15) provides you with a Myki card and a full day of travel, along with transport maps and discounts to popular destinations.

Public transport maps.

Google maps, the PTV app or the Citymapper app can all help you navigate the public transport system.

Taxi, Shebah

Taxi ranks exist around the city.

Shebah is a ridesharing service by women, for women.


Melbourne has bike sharing services available: Melbourne bike share <>.

You will need to provide your own bike helmet as they are compulsory: there are retailers near bike sharing stations that will sell you a helmet for $5.

Where to stay

Melbourne offers accommodation options to suit a wide range of budgets and travelling preferences. There are plenty of hotels, airbnb, apartments and other options in the Melbourne CBD. Just head over to your favorite booking site or use one of these sites to research accommodation:

  • AirBnB

Where to eat

There is strong reason to believe that Melbourne is indeed the food capital of Australia. Experience the best of Melbourne in it’s range of restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. We will be located in North Melbourne for the event and it is within a 5 km radius of tons of good cafes, restaurants and eating places to experience.

You’ll find a concentration of options on Queensberry St and Victoria St, including Queen Victoria Market.

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