As the coffee capital of Australia, Melbourne has much more to offer than just lattes. When you're not sipping a barista brew, here are five fantastic activities to do before you leave this vibrant city.
How to get to the MCG
Flying into Melbourne Airport for the Boxing Day Test? You'll want to know how to get to the MCG from the airport, so read on!
First, you'll want to hop on our Melbourne City Express service to Southern Cross Station – there's no need to book in advance, just turn up and buy a ticket from our handy cashless e-kiosks!
You’ll arrive at Southern Cross Station, a major interchange where you can easily connect to Melbourne's extensive public transport network, including metro and regional trains, plus the Free Tram Zone.
Note, you’ll need to have a valid Myki pass to travel on public transport in Victoria, including once you leave the Free Tram Zone. These cannot be used on SkyBus, but can be purchased at machines inside the airport and around Southern Cross Station.
How to get to the MCG by Train
You can catch a train from Southern Cross Station to Jolimont Station, accessible via the Mernda or Hurstbridge train lines. From Jolimont station, it’s an easy stroll through the park to your designated gate.
How to get to the MCG by Tram
Head onto Spencer Street and hop on the 48 tram – remember to touch on your Myki once you leave the Free Tram Zone (there will be an announcement). Alight at Stop 11 - Jolimont Station-MCG/Wellington Pde (East Melbourne). From there, cross over the footbridge and stroll through the park to the gates.
Enjoy the match! Remember your hat and sunscreen – or green and gold zinc cream if you’re feeling patriotic!
Heading to the Boxing Day Test, Big Bash or the footy at the G? Catch SkyBus Melbourne City Express to Southern Cross Station in the heart of the city.