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Melbourne is a great place to visit any time of the year. So much to see and do and the perfect place to enjoy a few days away or a few weeks extended stay. 

Melbourne is an international destination.  

There are many airlines that fly into Melbourne's major terminal at Tullamarine and some into the airport at Avalon. 

Melbourne airport at Tullamarine has undergone major changes over the past few years and now offers more boarding and arrival terminals both for domestic and international travellers.

The airport offers convenient short and long term parking, excellent drop off points and easy areas for collecting arrivals.

There are taxi ramps, shuttle pick up areas and public transport stops.

The Skybus is a convenient and cheap way to travel into Melbourne's CBD.

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How Many Airports Does Melbourne Have?

Melbourne International Airport

Departure Dr,
Melbourne Airport
VIC 3045
(03) 92971600

Avalon (servicing Domestic and Freight flights)

80 Beach Rd, Lara
VIC 3212
(03) 5227 9100

Essendon (mainly freight and private travel lines)
7 English St,
Essendon Fields
VIC 3041

(03) 9948 9300

(freight and Private traffic)

66 Bundora Parade, 
Moorabbin Airport 
VIC 3194

Qantas airbus at Tullamarine terminalQantas airbus at Tullamarine International terminal just outside of melbourne, Australia

Tips On Booking Cheap Airline Flights

There are 4 main airlines servicing international and domestic air travel.

  • Qantas
  • Jetstar
  • Virgin Blue
  • Tiger

Each airline is quite competitive with their prices. It is a good idea to check out each one, to see if there are any 'cheap airline flights deals' available.

When booking your Cheap Airline Flights ticket, be conscious of any extras the airlines may charge. Such as ...

  • Charges for extra baggage. 
    Check with the airlines as to how much luggage you can take on board without incurring an extra charge. Sometimes the extra charge can counteract the saving on the fare.
  • Be aware that some airlines charge a booking fee.
  • Some airlines also charge a fee, if you opt to choose your own seating.

All these extras can add up for you and sometimes create a travelling experience that well and truly eats into your budget!

Check out this Cheap airline flights link for special deals that are available. Note the time for the flights. Arriving early in the morning or very late at night may be a great way to save money.

  • Try to avoid flying on Australian Public Holidays or peak times. Booking travel in the Easter and Christmas breaks will be a lot more expensive than booking before the start date. 
  • School holidays is another time to try and avoid the higher airfares. Check out the school term dates and holidays in Victoria
  • There is no need for a passport to travel between states however photo I.D. will be required due to security measures.
  • You are able to be met and seen off at all domestic departure and arrival terminals.

Melbourne people are genuinely friendly and helpful. Should you find yourself a little confused, just ask for help. The airport signage is excellent, quite bold and easy to read.

Stay 'Stress Free' When Booking Cheap Airline Flights to Melbourne

Finding answers to questions like these, may mean the difference between keeping that great flight saving you have found or totally blowing your budget unnecessarily.

  • How do you get to and from the airport, as cheaply as possible?
  • Is public transport available from the airport?
  • Are there any Hotels nearby the airport, if I need to rest or freshen up before I continue my journey? Click here to find out

Do you require airport transfers? Quite cost effective and definitely convenient. Pre-book your shuttle for a stress free journey.

If you arrive at the airport and you haven't organized your shuttle service to your hotel, there are booths that can arrange this for you. Services are quite competitive, so you get a great deal. 

Shuttle service booth at Tullamarine Airport compliments of https://flic.kr/p/aGM3hZHotel Shuttle service booth at Tullamarine Airport in Australia compliments of https://flic.kr/p/aGM3hZ

As there is no airport rail transport to either of the major airports in Melbourne at the moment, you can still use the cost effective public transport system in the form of buses to and from the airport

Taxis are also available, these may, however, eat into your savings, unless you can share the cost of the ride with fellow travellers.

The airport SkyBus Express runs a shuttle service both from the Melbourne International Airport to the Melbourne CBD and also now from the Avalon Airport to the city. This is a cost effective way to get to and from the airport.

Skybus by Liamdavies (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsCatch the Skybus into Melbourne's CBD by Liamdavies (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Don't waste that cheap airline flights great saving! Take some time now, to choose somewhere great to stay in Melbourne that will stay within that budget of yours. Choosing comfortable and cost effective Melbourne accommodation is easy.

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A thought - Now that you have saved a lot on your cheap airlines flights ticket, perhaps you would like to use that saving and give yourself something special. If it is pure indulgence you are looking for, then pop over here and book a special Luxury Hotel experience.

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