Delegates will be required to make their own arrangements for transfers between their hotel, the airport and the Congress venue.
Melbourne Airport is 22 kilometres from the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. This is a 30-minute drive dependent on traffic conditions. Transfers from the airport are readily available via taxi, shuttle bus, car hire or private hire operators.
Melbourne Airport is serviced by the Skybus Shuttle—the only bus service linking the airport to the city. Tickets are available from the driver; from the information booth outside the terminal; or from the Skybus Super Shuttle website. Tickets prices (as at February 2017) are AUD18 one way or AUD35 return. For more information visit: www.skybus.com.au.
Taxis have their own taxi ranks or can be hailed from the street. Taxis are available from the ground floor level of Melbourne Airport, outside the international terminal and both domestic terminals. Expect a taxi fare of around AUD60 for a taxi ride between the CBD and Melbourne Airport. Melbourne’s major taxi companies include:
- 13 CABS: 13 22 27—within Australia only
- Arrow: 13 22 11—within Australia only
- Embassy taxis: 13 17 55—within Australia only
- Silver top taxis: 13 10 08—within Australia only
Melbourne is a very walkable city. Many Congress hotels and tourist attractions are within a 30-minute walk from the Congress venue.
Myki is Melbourne’s reloadable smartcard public transport ticketing system. For more information on purchasing and using myki please go to: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki/. A myki can be purchased from train stations, some tram stops and bus interchanges, 7 Eleven stores, retail outlets and newsagents displaying the myki sign.
The Free Tram Zone in Melbourne's CBD makes it easy for commuters and tourists to move around the city. All stops within the zone are clearly marked and tram drivers will make regular announcements when approaching the zone boundaries. Zone boundaries are signed and free tram zone maps are available across the network. If your tram journey is exclusively within the zone, travel is free. If your journey begins or ends outside of the zone you must touch on with a valid myki when boarding the tram.
For more information about public transport, including ticketing and planning your journey, visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au.