Melbourne Tourism Guide

Quick Guide


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Australian Dollar

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Cost of a beer
AU$6 (avg)

Cost of a Meal
AU$40 (avg)

Average Room Rate
SG$160 / night (3* hotel)

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Forget beach bums and the same-old, same-old things to see and do, our Melbourne Tourism Guide is about to show you how dynamic Australia’s cultural capital really is. The ever growing and changing Melbourne landscape has a diverse personality, which means you’ll never be bored of just one atmosphere during your trip.

There are iconic museums, hip festivals, cool bars and cafes, street art and sporting events that will consume you for days. In fact if you are a sports fan you are in the right place, the people of Melbourne are crazy for cricket, rugby and football, not to mention tennis and F1.

Melbourne is split into two main areas, St. Kilda (North) and Fitzroy (South); each is very different and you will see this as you wander the streets of each area. St. Kilda is more upmarket, classy and flashy, whereas Fitzroy dives deep into the arty, edgy side of life.

Each region of this enlightened city in Australia prides itself on ensuring that it contributes to Melbourne’s great city status. This means that there are a great number of exciting things to do, and our Melbourne Tourism Guide plans to share with you our top recommended things for you to do on your trip.

“Melbourne is voted the world’s most liveable city and is world class in its style, fashion, architecture, vibrant festivals and food. With a multicultural society comes a plethora of amazing cuisines and cultural expressions. A city of magical laneways and chic rooftops, sassy boutiques, major events, and buzzing bars excites!”

By David Hagger, The World Loves Melbourne

Top Attractions

Royal Botanic Gardens are located near the centre of Melbourne and are internationally renowned for featuring gardens with breath-taking landscapes and iconic buildings, along with a variety of rare and beautiful native and exotic plants.  Don’t miss out on visiting this top Melbourne attraction and check out the range of tours and experiences on offer before visiting the gardens.


National Gallery of Victoria is a timeless public art gallery that boasts a vast selection of celebrated Australian and International art and artefacts. Visit this top attraction to experience Melbourne’s thriving art culture. Check out the National Gallery’s website to see the range of programs and events that are running, as well as the numerous dining options available.


Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is a notorious Melbourne attraction that is known to locals as ‘the home of sport’. It is open seven days a week and hosts AFL, cricket, international soccer, the National Sports Museum, cafes and the unmatchable MCG Tour seven. Take a look at the events calendar on the MCG’s website to plan what sporting event to watch and/or what tour and museums to view.

Things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne Attractions

There’s no shortage of places to visit in Melbourne and in fact we recommend just totally giving yourselves up to wandering the streets and seeing what you find. However, there are a few things we think you must do to ensure your trip to Melbourne is the best it possibly could be.

Royal Botanic Gardens

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When you visit the Royal Botanic Gardens you’ll immediately understand how it has solidified its status as one of the most beautiful and famous botanical gardens in the world. Stargazing, picnics, sunny-day slumbers and moonlight cinemas in the Summer, these gardens are the epitome of serenity and definitely should be on your things to do in Melbourne list. We urge you to take your time and embrace the peaceful atmosphere as you decompress from the stress of everyday life. There are a number of tours and experiences that can enhance your day trip to the Royal Botanic Gardens and we encourage you to visit the website to find out more.

Price: Free

Opening Times: The gardens are open from 07.30 to sunset everyday.

Address: Melbourne Gardens, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004, Australia

National Gallery of Victoria

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The National Gallery of Victoria was founded in 1861, making it the oldest gallery in Australia. The reason it has been so popular for over 150 years is because of its astounding and ever-growing collection of art. It is made up of two buildings: one for international artwork and the other for home-grown Australian art. Art is not the only thing that lures visitors to this museum; the incredible historic exhibitions that can be found at this famous gallery also do a good job of this. You will also be able to see the world’s largest stained glass ceiling; it is 51 metres long and 15 metres wide.

Price: Free

Opening Times: 10:00 – 17:00 

Address: 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria, 3006, Australia

Price: Free. Exhibitions may charge a fee.

Opening times: Daily from 10.00-17.45, except for Fridays when it is open until 22.00. The V&A is closed from the 24th-26th December and the 1st of January.

Melbourne is a city with nature, history, and cosmopolitan life: A day trip via the Great Ocean Road to witness the rock formations, 12 Apostles; a train ride on the Puffing Billy through Dandenong Ranges back to 1900; and fantastic meals at Chef’s Hats restaurants that serve organic, locally-grown produce.”

By Aaron Nathanael Ho, Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow

Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

The Melbourne Aquarium is one of the largest in the world; it houses approximately 2.2million litres of water and around 10,000 creatures from all over the world. There are many creatures that call this Aquarium home, such as penguins, crocodiles and a range of multi-coloured fishes. You will have an opportunity to get up close and comfortable with some of Australia’s most infamous natives – sharks. Visit the website to find out more about feed times or talks from the experts.

Price: AU$35 for adults and AU$21.50 for children (you may be able to get group discounts)

Opening Times: 09.30 to 18.00 daily

Address: King St & Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia

Price: Admission is free, but there is a charge for specific exhibitions.

Opening times: Sunday to Thursday it is open from 10.00-18.00 and from Friday to Saturday it is open from 10.00-22.00.

Eureka Tower

The Eureka Tower is a rite of passage for visitors to Australia; it is also the highest viewing point in the Southern hemisphere. Climbing to the top of this 297metre tall tower and soaking up the sun on the observation deck of the tower is a must-do activity on your trip. Alternatively, a trip at night up this Melbourne attraction means you can gaze out over the water and buildings of this beautiful city. For the more daring among you, there is The Edge; you can take your turn in this glass box that sticks three metres out of the building so you can take in the view from every angle.

Price: AU$12 for adults and AU$8 for children

Opening Times: 10.00 to 22.00 every day, apart from New Year’s Eve and Christmas Day when it closes at 17.30

Address: Eureka Skydeck 88, 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank, Victoria, 3006, Australia

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Federation Square

Federation Square is a prominent, vibrant centre where the locals of Melbourne relax and recline alongside plenty of tourists. It is a cultural epicentre, home to big celebrations, sporting events and even protests. Within Federation Square there are many important and interesting things to do, such as visiting the Ian Potter Centre and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. If you’re just looking for a place to sit back, relax and chat with friends (old or new) then the many bars and restaurants will provide the perfect atmosphere. Also, look out for the live events, including music, that take place at the weekend.

Price: Free

Opening Times: Square is always open, but events, bars, stores etc. have individual opening times

Address: Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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Melbourne Cricket Ground

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Melburnians are crazy about sport, so to make your trip extra special, try to get tickets for a game of Cricket at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This is the 10th largest ground in the world and is also not kept exclusively for cricket matches. You can also watch rugby games and Australian rules football; visit the website to find out what is on whilst you are there.

Price: Tickets prices vary

Opening Times: Dependent on fixture times

Address: Brunton Ave, Richmond VIC 3002, Australia

Price: There are a number of ticket types available, including London Attraction tickets that combine the price of a number of attractions to save you money (starting from £39.00 for adults). You can also purchase a champagne experience or fast track tickets, visit the tickets website to find out more.

Opening times: The ticket office opens at 09.30 daily, but closing times vary throughout the year. Visit the website to find out more.

Melbourne Museum

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Melbourne Museum is a hub of cultural and natural history from Australia and beyond. This museum is famous for its extensive collections and in-depth exhibitions that take you on a journey through time, from the modern day to the Jurassic era of dinosaurs. The Melbourne Museum is also where the IMAX cinema is located; this 32-metre wide screen will see you become fully immersed into the experience of your film.

Price: AU$14 for adults, free for children

Opening Times: 10.00 to 17.00 daily except for Christmas Day and Good Friday

Address: 11 Nicholson St, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, 3001, Australia

Price: Walk-up price is £28.95 for adults (16+) and £24.45 for children (4-15 years). Discounts can be found when booking online.

Opening times: Standard opening times from Monday to Wednesday and Friday are 10.00-17.00 (last entry). Thursdays it opens from 11.00-17.00 and at the weekend it is open from 10.00-18.00.

Places To Visit in Melbourne

Yarra Valley

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The Yarra Valley is located on the Yarra River just one hour outside of Melbourne and is an area full of exciting activities for all to participate in. Their offerings include wine tasting, spa retreats, train rides, gardens, playgrounds, tours, bike rides and many more.

Whilst you’re in the Yarra Valley you should make sure to take a ride on the ever popular Puffing Billy train. This is a steam train that runs from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park and Gembrook; this hop-on, hop-off train means you can stop off within the hills and glades to take in the sights or pause for a picnic. The train costs AU$65 for an adult return and $32.50 a child.

Great Ocean Road

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The Great Ocean Road is a world-famous part of the Australian culture; this 243km long stretch of road takes you along the most scenic and beautiful coastal areas of Australia. This drive is an incredible road trip that allows you to stop off at beautiful beaches and unique restaurants and cafés. We recommend you pause along the way to take part in the many activities Australia’s coast has to offer, such as surfing and scuba diving.

Beaches In Melbourne

When in Melbourne you should do as the Melburnians do, and head to the beach. This city has a number of beaches where you can soak up the sun in on the sand or learn how to surf in the sea. Some of our favourites include St. Kilda’s Beach, Brighton Beach, Sorrento Beach and Williamstown Beach.

“One of the best ways to explore Melbourne’s beaches is by cycling along the 6km Bayside foreshore from St Kilda to Brighton. Peddle slowly and absorb the city skyline views and stunning ocean vistas. Cool off at any of the beaches, fuel up on coffee and cake, and end with a stunning sunset.”

By Caz and Craig Makepeace, YTravelBlog

Shopping in Melbourne

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The Queen Victoria Market

513 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

This historic landmark is one of the best things to do in Melbourne; truly ingrained in the personality of Melbourne this vast market houses over 600 shops. From food, fashion, souvenirs and hand-crafted works of art, there is nothing you won’t find at this market. Unlike other markets, the true cosmopolitan nature of Melbourne is reflected in the goods; you’ll find home grown vegetables being sold alongside weird and wonderful artisan foods and dishes.

The fun doesn’t stop there as on Sunday the market turns into a carnival, as entertainers make their rounds amusing the crowds. Alternatively, embark on a guided tour to learn more about the history and essence of the market. It is open from Thursday to Sunday and Tuesdays until various times; opening at 6am each day except for Sunday when it opens at 9am.

Laneways and Arcades in Melbourne

The shopping in Melbourne extends through its many laneways and arcades; if you want to do a bit of shopping these are some of the best places to visit in Melbourne. Many of these arcades retain their British Victorian heritage making them a marvel to walk around and simple gaze at. Laneway artists also mean that you can admire the edgy street art that adds to the dynamic atmosphere of the Melbourne.

There are around 20 popular lanes and arcades in Melbourne, but we’ve recommended those that we think are the best. The Royale Arcade, AC/DC Lane and Centre Place each offer their own, unique experience.

Bourke Street Mall

Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia

Bourke Street is considered one of the most famous roads and places to go shopping in Melbourne. The Bourke Street Mall is busting at the seams with shops and visitors could easily spend their whole day there getting the latest high street goods.

Smith Street

Smith St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3066, Australia

Located in the North of Melbourne, Smith Street, separates Fitzroy from Collingwood, and is also a great place to get your hands on some amazing clothes and designs. Smith Street has been described as similar to Singapore’s Orchard Road, but more affordable.

Nightlife in Melbourne

Like any cultural capital, the nightlife in Melbourne is in no short supply. We’ve collated a list of some of our favourite bars and clubs for you to choose from.

Cabinet Bar and Balcony

This is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of doing very little. Really kick your feet up and laze about as the sun goes down over Melbourne. A great selection of carefully picked wines, cocktails and beers will keep you happy for a long evening.

Opening Times: Monday to Fri 12.00 “until late” and 14.00 “until late” on Saturday and Sunday

Address: 11 Rainbow Alley, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia

Whisky & Alement

A selection of over 600 whiskies will result in you leaving this bar very satisfied and not necessarily walking in a straight line. A fun atmosphere and a small bar menu this is a must visit when in Melbourne.

Opening Times: Tuesday – Friday 16.00 to 01.00, Saturday 19.00 to 01.00 and Sunday – Monday 16.00 to 23.00

Address: 270 Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia


Ice Bar Melbourne

Expect nothing but ice. This Ice Bar truly is made out of ice, from the bar you order your drinks from and the glasses you drink your drinks from. Guests are provided with thick jackets and coats to experience this weird and wonderful bar.

Opening Times: Open 10.00 until 22.00 from Sunday to Thursday and 10.00 until 01.00 on Friday and Saturday

Address: 319 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Victoria, 3065, Australia


Circus Bar

Expect to dance the night away whilst listening to a combination of classic club music and techno, whilst tasting delicious cocktails and spine-tingling shots.

Opening Times: Friday to Sunday 21.00 until 05.00

Address: 199 Commercial Road, South Yarra, Victoria, 3141, Australia

Ding Dong Lounge

The Ding Dong Lounge is a restaurant and bar that gradually morphs into a club with a large dancefloor and the occasional live band.

Opening Times: Wednesday to Saturday 21.00 until late (approximately 05.00)

Address: 18 Market Ln, Melbourne Victoria, 3000, Australia

Fun Facts

  • In 2016 Melbourne was voted the world’s most liveable city for the 6th time in a row by the Economist.
  • Fosters, one of the world’s most famous beers, was first brewed in Melbourne in 1988.
  • Toto’s, a restaurant in Little Italy in Melbourne, was the first Australian pizza restaurant in 1961 and is still serving delicious pizza today (we recommend visiting).

Food In Melbourne

Food in Australia is quite Western and you should definitely try the barbecue food on the beach. However, if you’re looking for food more to your taste there are a number of Asian restaurants and niche, boutique eateries that you should try. We’ve made a list of our top three favourites.

Price: Around £75 – £80 per head for a 3 course meal with wine

Opening times: Monday – Friday: 12pm – 2.15pm & 6pm – 10.30pm, Saturday: 12.30pm – 2.45pm & 6pm – 10.30pm, Sunday: Closed

“’The Melbourne food scene is largely urban, creative and slightly indie with many chefs concentrating local produce-driven cuisine. Coffee is almost like religion here and there is no shortage of small-batch roasters ready to pump out distinct flavours of caffeine in quaint cafes. Melbourne vineyard tours are another famed attraction to try award winning wines while being chauffeured through the scenic countryside.”

By Seth Lui

Tim Ho Wan

206 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Tim Ho Wan is located on the famous Bourke Street and serves Michelin Star, fresh, made-to-order dimsum. We recommend trying all and any of the delicious dimsum at this top quality Chinese restaurant (open from 10.00 until 22.00).

Price: Around £75 – £80 per head for a 3 course meal with wine

Opening times: Monday – Friday: 12pm – 2.15pm & 6pm – 10.30pm, Saturday: 12.30pm – 2.45pm & 6pm – 10.30pm, Sunday: Closed

Rice Paper Scissors

19 Liverpool Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia

This is an excellent restaurant to go with friends, where you can get cocktails and 5 dishes for AU$55. We recommend trying the Pork Belly and Crying Tiger dishes.

The Hardware Societe

120 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia

This boutique restaurant serves meals all day from breakfast to dinner. The wait staff are reputed for their outstanding service and there are also a number of gluten free choices that you can try. They also have a cosy outdoor area where you can enjoy your meal in the Australian sunshine.

Price: Around £75 – £80 per head for a 3 course meal with wine

Opening times: Monday – Friday: 12pm – 2.15pm & 6pm – 10.30pm, Saturday: 12.30pm – 2.45pm & 6pm – 10.30pm, Sunday: Closed

If you find yourself in Melbourne, I recommend heading straight to the hipster Fitzroy neighbourhood for an eating extravaganza. My personal favourites include the beautiful French toast from Rustica Sourdough, the $1 tapas from Naked for Satan (amazing value for Australia!), and the spicy Spanish eggs from Breakfast Thieves.”

By Lauren Juliff, Never Ending Footsteps

Top Tips

  • If you want to save a little cash during your trip, we recommend hopping on the free tourist shuttle bus. It tours around the city and even ventures into the suburbs a bit, so you’ll be able to see even more without spending a penny on transportation.
  • If you’re worried about international roaming costs, you’ll be pleased to hear there is fast, free public Wi-Fi available in central Melbourne city.
  • The weather can change 10 times in one day in Melbourne, it might be Winter in the morning but by lunch time it will feel like the height of Summer. So, make sure you bring a good coat or jacket just in case the weather is not what you expected.

Where to Stay in Melbourne

Luxury Hotels in Melbourne


As a cultural capital Melbourne is in no shortage of hotels that satisfy the wants and needs of the world’s most arty, edgy and jet-set of customers. Our first recommendation is to stay at The Langham hotel in Melbourne; this grand hotel oozes luxury from the minute you walk in to the minute you leave after your trip.  This 24-story Melbourne hotel faces the Yarra River from the Southbank side and is close by to iconic sights/areas such as Federation Square.

Alternatively, there is Hotel Windsor in Melbourne, which also offers a high level of sophistication and grandeur for all of their guests. This family friendly hotel in Melbourne has a number of amenities that will ensure your trip is as comfortable and enjoyable as it possibly can be. These include a restaurant and a fitness centre and a highly convenient location nearby local attractions such as Chinatown, Parliament House of Victoria, Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Cricket Ground all within 2km.

There are several other luxury hotels in Melbourne that come highly recommended by our guests and others, including the sophisticated, modern Hilton Melbourne South Wharf and the edgy Royce Hotel in Melbourne. The average prices for these hotels, start off at approximately AU$200 for one night’s stay; these hotel prices may vary depending on the time of your stay and how long you wish to stay. We recommend you explore the Expedia Singapore website to view all of our luxury hotels and get an exact price for the cost of your stay.

To live in the lap of luxury during your stay in London, you will need to be spending approximately 15,000 rupees per night’s stay (on average). These prices are influenced significantly by the length of time you stay, the size of your group and when you choose to visit London.

Mid-Range Hotels in Melbourne

If you’re looking for comfort and quality then there are a number of mid-range hotels in Melbourne that will do just this, without the luxury prices. The modern Cosmopolitan Hotel in Melbourne is in the St. Kilda’s region, located nearby to popular sightseeing destinations such as The Royal Botanic Gardens. The hotel has a restaurant and a bar, as well as useful amenities such as a Wi-Fi, concierge services and laundry services.

The Melbourne Parkview Hotel is a 4* hotel in Melbourne that offers guests several comforting and enjoyable amenities, such as a restaurant, an indoor pool, a fitness centre. a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café and a spa tub. Additional to this this Melbourne hotel in St. Kilda is within 2km to many attractions such St. Kilda Beach, Royal Botanic Gardens and National Gallery of Victoria.

Other mid-range hotels in Melbourne include the Alto Hotel on Bourke or the Middle Park Hotel that are both close to popular places to visit in Melbourne. Alternatively, if you’d prefer a self-catered holiday or just a little more personal space, then an apartment in Melbourne might be what you are looking for. We recommend the St. Kilda Apartments or the Tyrian Serviced Apartments; both of which provide easy access to many popular sights and things to do.

All of these recommended mid-range hotels cost between AU$100-150 per night stay (on average), but you can find many similar hotels in Melbourne on the website.

Budget Hotels in Melbourne

Your trip to Melbourne might be something you’re considering doing on a smaller budget, saving money for exciting experiences or shopping for unique pieces from Melbourne’s many shopping destinations. If you are one of those people then Expedia Singapore have a number of cheap hotels in Melbourne that might interest you.

The City Centre Budget Hotel is nearby to some of the most useful and exciting places to visit in Melbourne, including the Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne Museum and the ever-animated Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Melbourne is a popular spot for backpackers and budget travellers looking to get a taste of the cultural capital of Australia. Hostels in Melbourne are a great place for solo travellers to make new friends and hear tips from other travellers about great places to visit and things to do. We recommend the Como Court by Crest or Nomads Melbourne hostels; they have been highly recommended by our guests and well-reviewed online.

All of these hotels and hostels cost, on average, less than AU$100 per night stay; as always these prices can vary so make sure you check the Expedia Singapore website for official prices.

Getting Around Melbourne

Myki Visitor Value Pack

The best way to get around Melbourne is by using their quality public transport systems; these include trams, trains and buses. The easiest way to use this is by purchasing a Myki card; these are pre-loaded tickets that will allow you to travel as many journeys or for as many hours as you wish to pay for.  This Value Pack also gives you discounts for many popular Melbourne attractions including Melbourne Aquarium, the Eureka Skydeck and Puffing Billy, which can save you a lot of money overall.

You can purchase your tickets from all metropolitan train stations and some tram stops or bus interchanges. Additionally, these tickets for getting around Melbourne can be bought from customer service centres at staffed train stations, hundreds of retail outlets, including all 7-Eleven stores, where you see the myki sign.

Public transport run frequently and quite late into the night; the train and trams run from 5am to midnight on Monday to Thursday and from 7am to 11pm on a Sunday. Then, on Friday and Saturday to help with your fun nights out, public transport runs all evening.

On Sunday, trains and trams run from 7am to 11pm.


“As a wheelchair user, I found Melbourne to be extremely accessible and I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the city. The public transportation made getting around a breeze, so it was easy to experience everything that makes Melbourne great. From the Eureka Skydeck to the nearby Great Ocean Road, this fabulous Australian city has a variety of attractions for any traveler.”

By Cory Lee, Curb Free With Cory Lee

Best Time to Visit Melbourne

Melbourne is an enjoyable place to visit regardless of the time of the year, however, there are seasonal trends that might appeal to you more depending on what you are looking for. For example if you have no restrictions the we recommend visiting between March and May or September and November, as these shoulder seasons mean that temperatures are more comfortable and the tourists crowds are less busy. It is also springtime in Melbourne during these months and a perfect time to explore the sights and relax in the parks with picnics and barbecues.

December to March are Melbourne’s summer months, so if you’re looking to go to Melbourne for some of the year’s biggest sports events or spend a lot of time on the beach, this could be the time for you. This is however, the most expensive time to visit, as the tennis, F1 and cricket matches draw in crowds from all over the world as well as Australia. With this is mind, if you are able to, explore the Expedia Singapore website and book your visit well in advance for better deals on flights and hotels. The weather in Melbourne is always temperamental, but temperatures usually average at around 25-30 degrees in the summer months.

Winter in Melbourne is from June to August and temperatures are usually around 10-15 degrees. There are so many things to do in Melbourne that are inside and won’t be affected by this weather change, but also, if you’re happy to just wrap up a little warmer, there’s no reason why you won’t enjoy your trip as much now as in the other months. Additionally, these months are considered the off-season for Melbourne tourism, so it is a perfect time to catch any last minute deals or relatively cheaper hotel deals.

Flights to Melbourne

It usually takes approximately 4-8 hours to fly from Singapore to Melbourne, which means that a trip to Melbourne is a great destination for a city break or last minute, spontaneous trip to escape for a few days. Expedia Singapore has a number of different flights to Melbourne, all at very reasonable prices.  We offer flights from reputable airlines such as Quantas, Emirates and British Airways, who fly on a regular basis meaning that there is likely to be a flight to suit you.

There are a number of ways to get from the airport to the city, including by taxi or bus. Taxi fares will vary and there will be surcharges for flights between 22:00 – 05:00. Alternatively, the Skybus Express is a cheaper option and runs 24/7 in 10minute intervals. The bus runs between the airport and Melbourne city or St. Kilda and one way adult tickets cost AU$19.