Melbourne is a city with a lot to do. In addition, it’s a fairly easy city to navigate the city.[adinserter name=”Block 2″]
There are a lot of options to get to the City Center, which include a taxis, shuttle buses and public transportation. The prices differ depending on the number of people in your party or a solo traveler. The fastest way to get to the city from Melbourne Airport (MEL) would to take a taxi or shuttle bus. It’s about 30 minutes from the airport depending on traffic and it costs about $60 AUD. The other option would be to take the Skybus express, which operates 24/7 and runs every 10 minutes. It costs $19 AUD one way and $37 AUD for round-trip. It doesn’t include alcohol.
Within the city, Melbourne uses a Myki card. It’s their public transportation card and costs about $6 AUD online. However, it’s also sold at Terminal 4 at the Melbourne Airport. The public transportation route would take the longest to get to the city averaging about an hour and fifteen minutes. That’s a lot of time wasted not being at the pub.
In my opinion, it would make more sense to take a taxi if you are traveling with 3 or more people. It’s cheaper and faster to get to the city; however, it’ll be cheaper to take the SkyBus if you’re traveling alone. Lastly, the public transportation route would be the cheapest if you have time on your hands. I personally don’t like taking public transportation right when I get off a plane in a new city. I like to get to my hotel to unload my luggage and unwind then take public transportation around the city to the nearest pub.
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