Melbourne City Express

Online only special – This February buy an Adult Round trip fare online and save $3 off the walk up price!

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Our express service operates 24/7, including all public holidays.

Express airport transfers to Melbourne City

Sit back, relax and stay connected with free WiFi on the SkyBus express service between the city centre and Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine). With our high frequency timetable – and extra services during peak times – a bus is never far away.

Great Melbourne City Express features

  •   Free WiFi on board
  •   Fixed price fares
  •   Free City Hotel Shuttle
  •   Smartphone ticketing
  •   Friendly & helpful staff
  •   Connects with public transport
  •   Mobility enhanced fleet
  •   Frequent 24/7 departures
  •   Airport & City express service
  •   Comfortable modern buses

Where to buy tickets

There are a number of ways to purchase your Melbourne City Express tickets. You can purchase online, via our easy to use touch screen kiosks or in person at our ticket booths.

Buy online

Buying online is the fastest and most convenient way to buy your SkyBus tickets. After purchasing you will receive an electronic ticket which you can show from your smart device to our driver at time of boarding – no need to print.

Southern Cross Station, Spencer Street Melbourne

Buy from our friendly staff in the SkyBus ticket booth located near the Bourke Street entry to Southern Cross Station (opposite Degani’s café). Or from one of our 6 conveniently located e-kiosks using card payment only.

Melbourne Airport

Buy from one of our friendly staff at our ticket booth outside the T3 terminal. You can also buy from one of our e-kiosks using card payments. Our e-kiosks are conveniently located kerbside and near our ticket booth.


Free City Hotel Shuttle

Complimentary with your SkyBus Melbourne City Express ticket is a transfer to and from your city accommodation. The Hotel transfer service operates from 06:00 – 22:30 weekdays and 06:00 – 19:00 on weekends.

The service is subject to availability so we recommend booking your pick-up as early as possible. We aim to provide passenger transfers at the nominated time, however we may have to offer alternative pick-up times or decline transport due to capacity or operational requirements. The City Hotel Shuttle service is subject to availability.

For more information and to view the participating hotels visit our Free City Hotel Shuttle page.

Free City Hotel Shuttle


Travelling to Southbank or Docklands?

From 5 November 2017 SkyBus will operate our new Southbank Docklands Express directly between Melbourne Airport and the Southbank and Docklands area.

Southbank Docklands Express