Located in the Victorian suburb of Tullamarine, the Melbourne Airport is the city of Melbourne's primary airport and is Australia's second busiest airport. Although there are four airports that serve the metropolitan area of Melbourne, the Melbourne Airport is the only international airport. The Melbourne Airport offers direct flights to 33 domestic and international destinations and is the major hub for airlines Virgin Australia and Qantas and is the home base of Jetstar Airways and Tiger Airways. The airport is home to four terminals with two serving as domestic terminals, one serving as an international terminal and another for budget domestic travel.
The Melbourne Airport is home to approximately 60 different retail stores and dining options as well as banking and currency exchange facilities. From fashion stores like Sunglasses Hut, Sportsgirl and Rip Curl to duty free and technology retailers, travellers can pick up a great range of bargains. If you're feeling peckish or have some time to kill between your flight, there are a great range of bars, cafes, casual dining restaurants and takeaways to choose from including Nandos, Hungry Jacks, McDonalds, The Fly Bar and PJ O'Briens. There is also a great range of affordable parking options available at the Melbourne Airport including short term and long term parking conveniently close to the terminal.
There is also great range of accommodation near Melbourne Airport conveniently located close to the terminals including the Best Western Airport Motel and Convention Centre, the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport, Mantra Tullamarine Hotel, Parkroyal Melbourne Airport Hotel and Quality Hotel Melbourne Airport. Offering a quick and easy place to rest after a late or particularly long flight as well as a great way to make sure you're on time for your early morning flight, these hotels enjoy easy access to the airport. The airport is also just half an hour from the Melbourne CBD meaning there are plenty of other accommodation options in the heart of the action of the city just a short drive away.