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:, Qantas (website:, Virgin Blue (website: and Tiger Airways (website:

Flight times:

From London to Melbourne is 22 hours, 30 minutes.

Departure tax:


Airport guides

Airport Code: MEL. Location: Melbourne Airport is located 25km (15 miles) northwest of Melbourne. Money: Banking and currency facilities are available from the ANZ bank branches in the departures and... Read more

Travel by rail

V-Line (tel: (3) 9697 2076; website: 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:

Cruise ships:

Melbourne (website: is an increasingly popular port for international cruise ships.

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.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.