Looking to get to or from Melbourne Airport in one piece? With the Melbourne SkyBus City Express, you can! We have included rates, times, and commonly asked questions, so you have all the information in one place.
The Melbourne City Express SkyBus runs from 4 a.m. to 1 a.m., 7 days a week, between Melbourne Airport and Melbourne CBD. The trip takes approximately 35 minutes and drops off passengers outside T1, T3, and T4 at Melbourne Airport, as well as Southern Cross Station, in Melbourne CBD.
Passengers can purchase tickets for the Melbourne SkyBus City Express in the following ways:
Online at the official SkyBus website
Via the SkyBus app
Outside T1, T3, and T4 Melbourne Airport terminals (card payments only)
At kiosks located at Southern Cross Station, across from Degani’s Café (card payments only)
SkyBus Melbourne City Express Tickets
|Passenger(s)||One way ticket||Return ticket|
|Adult||$ 22.00||$ 36.00|
|Child||$ 4.00||$ 6.00|
|Senior (An AUS or NZ senior card is required to be eligible||$ 18.00||$ 30.00|
The Melbourne SkyBus picks up and drops off passengers outside, at the kerbside of T1, T3, and T4 at Melbourne Airport. SkyBus’s general timetable can be seen below:
Departs every 12 - 15 minutes between 4 am - 7 am
Departs every 10 minutes between 7 am - 8 pm
Departs every 12 - 15 minutes after 8 pm
Please note: The departure intervals above are subject to change depending on which direction you are going and to which terminal. Always check the official timetable for updated schedules.
Free Wi-Fi on the bus
Fixed price fares
EFTPOS, American Express, Diners, Visa, Mastercard, and Union Pay are accepted
Cash payments are not accepted
Tickets are valid for three months after the date of purchase
The SkyBus will take approximately 30 - 35 minutes depending on which terminal you depart from at Melbourne Airport. Additionally, the SkyBus from Southern Cross to Melbourne Airport will take the same amount of time.
You can catch Melbourne SkyBus City Express outside T1, T3, and T4, as well as Southern Cross Station in Melbourne CBD.
When heading to Melbourne Airport from Melbourne CBD via the SkyBus, you can expect to be dropped off at T1.
When heading to Melbourne CBD from Melbourne Airport, you can expect to board the bus at T1, T3, or T4, and get dropped off at Southern Cross Station.
Yes, the Melbourne SkyBus City Express does have free Wi-Fi.