Unfortunately Melbourne’s airport is located pretty far out from the CBD. Whilst this is definitely annoying never fear! Hopefully this information will help you out in making an informed decision about transport options to and from our hostel, Discovery Melbourne!
A taxi is definitely the easiest way to and from the accommodation and airport. If you are travelling with 3 or more delegates getting a standard or maxi taxi is the best option and works out often cheaper than other methods. The journey will cost you around $50-70 all together but once you split it is the cheapest option. We recommend this option if it is a possibility for you due to it being so straightforward and quick.
Skybus tickets are $18 one way and $30 return and bookings are not required. It departs every 15 minutes 24/7 and will take you to Southern Cross Station. From Southern Cross Station you can walk to Discovery Melbourne which will take roughly 20 minutes. Alternatively you can take a taxi from Southern Cross Station to Discovery Melbourne which will cost around $10.
Our hostel, Discovery Melbourne offers refunds on this service for guests staying 3 or more nights (bingo that’s us!) This option is best for the well organised as it must be booked at least the day before hand by calling (03) 8378 8700. You will have to pay $13 per person out of pocket but will be refunded upon check-in if you present your receipt (no receipt, no refund so keep it in your mitts!) This is a good option for small to medium sized contingents or groups of people not super large groups unless you feel like waiting as the bus isn’t that massive. The Starbus operates from 6am-6pm every day and departs from Bus Zone L (out front of the international terminal) every 30 minutes. This service will drop you off at Discovery Melbourne. We cannot make any guarantees about the availability of this service so it will be up to you guys to sort out unfortunately.