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Melbourne Tullamarine Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Melbourne Tullamarine Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

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Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.

What to Expect

  • Tullamarine is a large airport with 4 terminals. Terminals 1, 2, and 3 are all in the same building, and Terminal 4 is a short walking distance away.
  • Terminals 1, 3, and 4 cover domestic flights under different carriers. Terminal 2 is for all international departures.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in our airport guide below.
  • There are several 24 hour concession options, airside only.
  • Multiple reviewers warned of long and difficult security lines.

Where to Sleep

  • Some reviewers recommended sleeping one of cafes once it closes down. In particular the Hudson’s cafe in Terminal 2 is easily accessible and has long benches and plentiful wall outlets.
  • A few reviewers mentioned the Qantas Arrivals Hall as having great benches for sleeping.
  • Reviewers have warned of both loud noises and cold air-conditioning, so we recommended ear plugs or noise cancelling headphones and warm layers for sleeping here.
  • There is a hotel connected to the airport by covered walkway as well as other nearby hotels that provide free airport shuttles. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Free showers can be found both landside and airside in Terminal 2.
    Economy class passengers can find comfort in one of the lounges that are accessible with an airline membership. See Airport Lounges below for locations and rates.

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Melbourne Tullamarine Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door and/or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • Marhaba Lounge - Location: Terminal 2, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (AUD$75)
  • Virgin Australia Lounge - Location: Terminal 3, Landside. Lounge Access: Virgin Australia Membership.
  • Qantas Club - Location: Airside, Domestic Departures. Lounge Access: Qantas Club Membership.
  • Qantas Club - Location: Airside, International Departures, Level 1. Lounge Access: Qantas Club Membership.
  • Air New Zealand Koru Club - Location: Airside, International Departures. Lounge Access: Air New Zealand Koru Club Membership.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport. From Terminals 2, 3 and 4, connect to the “Airport Free Wi-Fi” network and enter name and email address for access. Qantas provides free WiFi in Terminal 1. Paid WiFi is available by connecting to the “MELBOURNE AIRPORT” network and entering access time and payment information. Rates range from 4 - 20 AUD for 15 - 120 minutes of service.

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Airport Hotels