Melbourne Airport is approximately 20 kilometres, or 25 minutes, northwest of the city and can be easily accessed by car, taxi or bus.
There are a number of car rental companies operating at the Airport on the ground-floor, immediately in front of the terminal. Bookings can be taken at the Airport.
Alternatively, taxis are readily available outside the terminals. A trip to the city will cost around AUD$40.
Skybus provides an economical and direct service to the city. Buses run 24 hours a day, seven days a week every 10–15 minutes throughout the day and every 30–60 minutes overnight. Tickets are available at the Airport or online.
Overland trains to and around Victoria offer a comfortable way to explore the state's diverse and at times dramatic landscapes.
Major cities and tourist centres in Victoria are serviced by V/LINE, who also run a connecting bus service. The Overland train service from Adelaide is operated by Great Southern Railway Limited and takes between 9 and 12 hours depending on the scheduled stops, while the CountryLink XPT train service from Sydney to Melbourne takes around 10-11 hours.
For information on train journeys, fares and timetables within Victoria,visit www.vline.com.au.
If you're planning to drive to Melbourne, allow at least nine hours from Adelaide, 10 hours from Sydney, 20 hours from Brisbane and up to two days from Perth. But if you've got a little extra time, the coastal roads are highly recommended for their scenic beauty and quaint towns.
For more information on getting to Melbourne, Victoria, go to visitvictoria.com