SkyBus Link – Free city hotel shuttle

Complimentary hotel transfer shuttle for Melbourne City Express and Avalon City Express customers. Operating 7 days a week from 06:30 to 19:30.

NEW – We've updated the SkyBus Link stops and timetable. Effective 27 October.


SkyBus Link can safely transport you between Southern Cross Station and your destination in Melbourne's city centre – at no additional charge. Search for your accommodation below to see your nearest SkyBus Link stop and timetable.

Which hotels do we go to? Find your stop

SkyBus Link has 8 convenient stops around Melbourne’s city centre. Our stops have been carefully chosen to cater to over 100 hotels. Enter your accommodation below to see your nearest SkyBus Link stop.

SkyBus Link timetable

Select your stop to view departure and estimated arrival times. When heading to the Airport please ensure you add your chosen Express Service travel time to your overall journey. Ensure you allow time to check in upon arrival at the airport.

How do I use SkyBus Link?

Arriving in Melbourne

Simply board the SkyBus City Express service from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) or Avalon Airport (AVV) to Southern Cross Station.

On arrival at Southern Cross Station, SkyBus Link buses will be departing at 20 minute intervals. Speak with our staff on arrival or use the hotel search above to find out which stop is closest to your city accommodation.

Departing from Melbourne

SkyBus Link is a turn up and go service that has 8 conveniently located stops around Melbourne CBD creating easy access from your hotel. No need to book!

You will be taken to our city terminal at Southern Cross Station to board an express SkyBus to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) or Avalon Airport (AVV).

Remember to allow enough time to meet your airline's check-in requirements.

We aim to provide passenger transfers at the scheduled time, however we may have to offer alternative pick-up times or decline transport due to capacity or operational requirements. 

Mobility Access

The SkyBus Link fleet is enhanced for mobility-impaired passengers. Vehicles are fitted with either wheelchair lifts or low floor access.

We ask that bookings with mobility requirements be made at least 24 hours in advance. Please phone SkyBus on 1300 SKYBUS (1300 759 287).