The Westin Melbourne is just 25 kilometres from Tullamarine Airport (MEL), and easily accessible by taxi, rental car, or shuttle service. Our dedicated Concierge team would be delighted to arrange private airport transfers on your behalf.
Melbourne's layout makes it easy to navigate—and almost everything is within walking distance of the hotel. Taxis are readily available, as are the trains, trams, and buses that comprise the city's efficient public transport network, highly recommended for visiting city attractions. Metcards can be pre-purchased—in two-hour, daily, weekly or monthly periods—on Metlink's website and at Premium Stations, as well as on board trams and buses or at retail outlets displaying the blue Metcard sign.
For attractions outside the city, it is advisable to hire a car or book on a tour bus, as most of these destinations are not accessible by train.
If you are traveling by car, please see driving directions, from the airport or any other location.
Note: Estimated charges, fees and schedules are not guaranteed by hotel. Driving distance may be affected by local conditions and traffic.
Travel Distance: Approximately 25.0 km/15.54 miles
Options for getting to and from the hotel include:
Starbus organizes direct hotel transfers. After you arrive at the airport, call Starbus to be informed of their pickup location.
The Skybus Airport Shuttle runs approximately every 15 minutes between the airport and Southern Cross Station, which is 1.6 kilometres from the hotel. Pickup points are clearly indicated at the terminal.
Our dedicated Concierge team would be glad to arrange private airport transfers on your behalf. A selection of vehicle options includes a range of luxury sedans from Chrysler to Bentley, as well as limousines and luxury vans.
For Domestic arrivals, your driver will wait in the Baggage Claim area by the bottom of the escalator, at the driver meeting point. Your name will be displayed on a page board. For International Arrivals, your driver will be waiting in the meeting area at the Arrivals Hall by the Customs exit.
For all reservations, 24-hour notice of cancellation is required.
Travel Distance: Approximately 0.3 km/0.19 miles
Options for getting to and from the hotel include:
From the main exit of Flinders Street Train Station, cross Flinders Street and walk up to Swanston Street. Turn left on Swanston Street and walk one block up to the intersection with Flinders Lane. Cross Swanston Street and turn right onto Flinders Lane. The main entrance of the hotel is approximately 40 metres up Flinders Lane on the left.
City Circle trams provide free and convenient travel to city sights and attractions, with an automated commentary announcing points of interest along the route. Running along Flinders Street, Harbour Esplanade, Docklands Drive, La Trobe Street and Spring Street, a complete journey takes around an hour. City Circle trams run in both directions every 12 minutes during operating hours.
The City Loop serves downtown Melbourne in the city's underground train system, with five stations servicing the Central Business District. Metro trains begin or end their journey at Flinders Street Station, which is closest to the hotel on the corner of Flinders and Swanston streets. Southern Cross Station is Melbourne's hub for regional and interstate trains. Stations are all linked to bus or tram services.
Melbourne’s metropolitan trams give the city character and provide a scenic way to explore the Central Business District and inner suburbs like Richmond, St Kilda, and South Yarra. The closest tram stop for both directions along Swanston Street is opposite the hotel on the corner of Swanston and Collins Streets, an approximately 50-metre walk. For more information visit www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au.
The Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle is a free bus service, stopping at key tourist attractions and destinations in and around the city. Hop on and off at any of the 13 stops, including those just two blocks away on Flinders Street.
Melbourne is an easy city to drive in due to its wide thoroughfares and simple grid city plan that is well sign-posted. In addition, Melbourne’s three major freeways—the West Gate, the Monash, and the Tullamarine—are conveniently linked by CityLink, a non-stop tolled expressway (visitors should confirm the toll arrangement with the car rental company at the time of pick-up).
The most important rule for travellers in Australia is that you drive on the left-hand side of the road. You must also have your licence. A driver’s licence from home will suffice for up to three months in Australia, as long as it has photo ID and it’s for the same class of vehicle you intend to drive.
Melbourne taxis are numerous and easy to spot—they are all uniformly yellow. Cabs often wait in designated ranks that are clearly signposted at central locations, like major hotels in the CBD or busy spots such as Flinders Street Station. You can also hail a taxi in the street or book one in advance by telephone.
Our dedicated Concierge team would be delighted to reserve a car on your behalf for travels in and around Melbourne. Choose from an array of vehicle options, including a range of luxury sedans from Chrysler to Bentley. The company also offers limousines and luxury vans.
Melbourne is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world. Its predominantly flat landscape, abundant bike paths, and thriving bike-riding community make it a perfect city to explore on two wheels. Grab a public 'pick up and drop off' bike, held in racks around the CBD as part of a city council initiative. The closest 'Bike Share' station is around the corner of the hotel on Swanston Street, outside St Paul's Cathedral. For longer term, rent a bike from one of the numerous bike and inline skate rental companies across Melbourne.
If you require transportation assistance, or if you have any additional requests, please feel free to contact us at (61)(3) 9635 2222.