Travel

Travel

Getting here

Arriving by plane: Melbourne has two airports: Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (bigger, closer) and Avalon Airport (smaller, further). You can travel to the city via Taxi, Skybus, Uber, or hire a car.

Below are some estimated costs for most of these options.

  • Taxi from Tullamarine: expect to pay up to approx $80 into the city
  • Taxi from Avalon: expect to pay between $96.00 to $134.40 into the city
  • Skybus: the cheap and efficient Skybus, which offers free connections from Southern Cross station to most major hotels. You can purchase a one-way fare or a return fare from Tullamarine $19.50/$39 and Avalon $22/$42. Fares are slightly cheaper when purchased online and in advance.
  • Hire Car: It is best to arrange your hire car before arriving in Melbourne and collect it from the airport.

 

Getting around Melbourne

  • Hire cars: The usual range of hire car providers are available in Melbourne, though the rent-a-bomb company is usually the cheapest.
  • Public Transport: The Melbourne tram, bus and rail network is easy to negotiate, and the trams which cover the inner-city extensively are Melbourne icons.
    You'll need a Myki card to travel; find more info here.
  • Making new friends: In the spirit of lindy exchanges worldwide, you’ll find that many Melburnians are willing to give you lifts to, from, or between events.  Try asking around at events to see if anyone has car spots available.

Accommodation

Looking for somewhere to stay?
There are a range of places to stay in Melbourne. All the late night parties are held at Forever Dance in Richmond, so inner city locations are ideal.

Quest Service Apartments in Hawthorn and Kew are offering special rates to MLX attendees.
Studio Apartment in Hawthorn - $199 (Mon-Thur) $150 (Fri-Sun)
Two Bedroom Apartment in Kew - $250
Three Bedroom Apartment in Kew - $400

Email [email protected] quoting MLX19 in the subject line to make a booking.

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