Tullamarine Airport will be the main airport that you will land in, if you are flying in from other countries/state into Melbourne. Let’s just called it Melbourne Airport. =) But of course, please double check on which airport you will be flying in, cos there’s is another airport known as Avalon Airport, which is the second busiest airport serving Melbourne. :)
From the airport to the city (CBD,etc) or other suburbs, there’s a few ways to get to your destination. If you are Renting Car in Melbourne, you might want to arrange to pick up your car straight from the airport. There’s six car rental companies that has their booth in the airport (Avis, Budgetcar, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Redspot). But remember on their opening time. I remember none of them operate 24-hours, hence if your flight arrive during odd hours, you might need to forgo this option. :)
The next option, will be pretty simple, to just grab a Taxi but this easy option will also be the most costly option. :) The taxi fare (one-way) might cost you approximately AUD80 or more and that will also depend on the time that you travel. To get a better approximate on the taxi cost, use the taxi fare estimator here, or world taxi meter fare calculator.
If you are going to a very specific area (i.e. Ballarat, Dandenong, etc), the best way is to use the Public Bus. More information at the Melbourne Airport website here.
Else, if you are just like me, you can just take the Skybus service. I think is the best way cos, they operate 24/7, they depart every 10 minutes (means no rushing to the gate cos you might need to wait another hour for the next bus), convenient and affordable. :) The price one way for Adult is AUD16 but we purchase the return ticket which cost us AUD26 per ticket, hence AUD6 cheaper (return per adult). =) Skybus will stop you at Southern Cross Station and they do provide hotel transfer (please check the website here for the list of hotels that they provide free service – limited time)
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Hope this help and hopefully more pictures post ya!