Exploring Downtown Melbourne

Melbourne’s city centre is an important commercial and financial hub in Australia, renowned for its expansive parks and gardens, quirky alleyways and charming arcades. The unique blend of contemporary and Victorian architecture sets the city apart from other major Australian cities, such as Sydney and Adelaide, and attracts tourists from around the world.

Melbourne is as varied as it is picturesque. The city centre is home to the six tallest skyscrapers in the country, but is also a UNESCO designated City of Literature. Unique areas like Hoddle Grid and Queen Victoria Market only add to the city’s charm, while redeveloped districts like the Docklands and Southbank Wharf display Melbourne’s more modern, global sensibilities.

Getting to Melbourne CBD from Melbourne Airport

Getting to the CBD is simple for passengers arriving at Melbourne Airport, where there are plenty of options available to help get visitors where they need to go, including car hire, taxi and public transport.

The Skybus express bus service is the most affordable way to get to the city centre from Melbourne Airport, departing every 10 minutes, seven days a week. Alternatively, a taxi from the airport to the central business district will cost approximately AU$60.