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Travel to Victoria

Flying to Victoria

Major international airlines serving Melbourne include British Airways, KLM, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas and United Airlines. There are flights from Melbourne to all state capitals and many regional hubs. Domestic carriers include Jetstar (website: www.jetstar.com.au), Qantas (website: www.qantas.com.au), Virgin Blue (website: www.virginblue.com.au) and Tiger Airways (website: www.tigerairways.com.au).

Airport Guides

Melbourne Airport

Code

MEL

Location

Melbourne Airport is located 25km (15 miles) northwest of Melbourne.

Tel

+61 3 9297 1600

Address

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Flight times

From London to Melbourne is 22 hours, 30 minutes.

Departure tax

None.

Travelling to Victoria by Rail

V-Line (tel: (3) 9697 2076; website: www.vlinepassenger.com.au) operates state rail services, with links from Melbourne to Ballarat, Bendigo, Echuca, Geelong, Sale, Seymour, Swan Hill, Traralgon and Wodonga. Overnight trains link Melbourne and Sydney (11 hours), and an overnight train The Overland runs to Adelaide (11 hours). Trains run to other main centres including Canberra (9 hours), Brisbane (34 hours) and Perth (73 hours).

Driving to Victoria

Tickets should be purchased before boarding, or from onboard vending machines (trams only; and coins only).

Fares are zonal, with travel cards for daily or weekly travel and multi-journey tickets.

If you purchase a two-hour ticket after 1800, it is valid until services stop that night.

The Melbourne City Circle tram, in distinct burgundy and gold colours, is free.

Getting to Victoria by boat

An overnight passenger/vehicle ferry from Tasmania to Melbourne departs daily (website: www.spiritoftasmania.com.au).

Ferry operators

There are also ferry services from Melbourne to Williamstown across Port Phillip Bay; and across the headlands of Port Phillip Bay between the beach towns of Queenscliff and Sorrento.