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How To Reach Melbourne

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How to Reach Melbourne By Flight

Travelling to Melbourne by air is the fastest way to reach the city, especially if you’re flying from another country like India. The Melbourne Airport is located in Tullamarine, a Melbourne suburb and it is an international airport, well-connected to several major cities in the world as well as domestically to Australia cities like Canberra, Sydney, Perth etc. The Melbourne Airport is served by several major airlines such as Air India, Air Asia and Thai Airways. While there are flights from all international airports in India, there are no direct flights to Melbourne. Melbourne Airport is the main airport; there are other airports as well, such as Avalon Airport, Moorabbin Airport and Essendon Airport which are domestic airports. Domestic travels in and around Melbourne are also convenient with several local carriers such as JetStar, TigerAir and Virgin Australia Airlines providing excellent services. The airport is well connected to the city with taxis or the Skybus which runs every fifteen minutes from the airport and drops you to Spencer Street Station from where you can get trains, buses, trams or taxis to your destination.

How to Reach Melbourne By Sea

Reaching Melbourne by cruise can be a fantastic experience as Melbourne is one of Australia’s most popular cities. Port Melbourne is beautiful and if you are travelling here by a cruise, it offers the perfect chance to explore the city’s many treasures and cultural delights. However, there are no direct cruises to Melbourne from India. There are a few cruise options from New Zealand and South Pacific islands however and they sail through Bass Straight and Port Philip Bay before stopping at Port Melbourne.

How to Reach Melbourne By Road

Travelling to Melbourne by road is not possible as Australia is an island continent. However, it is entirely possible to travel between Melbourne and other cities by road. There are buses and coaches and you can also rent cars, vans or motorhomes if you so wish. The routes can be quite scenic and if you are planning to travel to Melbourne from Sydney, then the Princess Highway offers a coastal journey to the city while the Hume highway is shorter and faster. Melbourne is not too far from Adelaide too. However, do remember that road trips are fun but can also be quite exhausting since Australia is a huge country and the time to travel from Melbourne to Sydney is 9 hours by road! Another important thing to remember if you’re planning to travel around Melbourne by road, make sure you’re insured. The best vehicle to rent for such trips would be a four-wheel drive which is perfect to travel along the highways.

How to Reach Melbourne By Rail

Melbourne is not accessible by train from other countries. But it is well-connected to other cities via railways. Melbourne is connected to Sydney via NSW Train Link XPT and if you wish to travel to Adelaide and Perth via train, the Overland trains will take you across. The long-distance trains are comfortable and economical and perfectly suited for travelling between cities. 

Transportation in melbourne

By Air

There are several domestic budget airlines that serve the city, should you wish to travel from Melbourne to other cities such as Adelaide, Perth or Canberra. Some of the well-known budget airlines are TigerAir and Virgin Australia Airlines.

Melbourne tourism is absolutely amazing and there are many places to visit in Melbourne too. There are some amazing Melbourne tour packages available and also check out the best time to visit Melbourne.

By Car or Taxi

The easiest way to travel in Melbourne is by hiring a taxi or renting a car. Navigating the city’s roads isn’t much of a problem although it can get a little expensive. There are several car hiring agencies in Melbourne from where you can get a car for a day or two. If you plan to take your car for long trips, then make sure that you opt for unlimited mileage in your rental policy.

By Trams

Melbourne is said to have the largest tram network in the world. They connect the city efficiently and it’s one of the most comfortable and fun ways to travel across the city. On weekdays, tourists can travel on the City Circle Trams for free, especially if they are travelling around the Central Business District area in Melbourne.

By Bike

Another excellent way to travel around Melbourne is by taking a bike and enjoying the sights from a completely different perspective. Enjoy and explore the numerous attractions of the city from a bike as you pedal your way through. There are some excellent bike paths in the city which make it an enjoyable and pleasant activity.

By Train

Melbourne’s Metro trains are quick, efficient and operate the train systems in the city. Not only are the trains on time, they are comfortable, economical and extremely efficient. Trains are especially great if you are looking to explore the tourist spots as they are well-connected to all these places. There’s also an underground City Loop train service as well.

By Ferry

Ferries ply along the Yarra River and across Port Philip Bay and can be a perfect way to see the city in a completely different light. Travelling by ferry means there is no traffic where you can get stuck and you can sit back and relax as you float past the city.

By Bus

A great way to see the city would be by taking the buses as you can see quite a bit, including the suburbs. Buses are especially great if you’re trying to connect to places that are not accessible by trains etc. A great tip for travellers is to take the Melbourne Visitor Shuttle which will take you to all the attractions in Melbourne for free!

By Train

Melbourne’s Metro trains are quick, efficient and operate the train systems in the city. Not only are the trains on time, they are comfortable, economical and extremely efficient. Trains are especially great if you are looking to explore the tourist spots as they are well-connected to all these places. There’s also an underground City Loop train service as well.

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