Southbank Docklands Express

Direct from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport to Southbank and Docklands.

Service update

The normal schedule for this service is currently disrupted.

Please contact us via phone 1300 759 287 or email so we can tailor options to best suit your travel requirements. 

Convenient pick up and drop off locations in Southbank and Docklands

Melbourne's Southbank and Docklands are great destinations for food, shows, shopping and sport and now SkyBus can get you express from Melbourne Airport the precinct. Southbank Docklands Express offers a direct airport service throughout the day with a 60 minute frequency, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Great Southbank Docklands Express features

  •   Free WiFi on board
  •   Fixed price fares
  •   Smartphone ticketing
  •   Friendly & helpful staff
  •   Connects with public transport
  •   Mobility enhanced fleet
  •   Regular daily departures
  •   Express to Docklands
  •   Comfortable modern buses
  •   Award winning service
  •   No excess baggage fees

Where to buy tickets

There are a number of ways to purchase your Southbank Docklands Express tickets. You can purchase online, onboard, 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.

Melbourne Airport

Buy from our friendly staff at any of our ticket booths at Melbourne Airport, including our booths outside the T1 and T4 terminals – conveniently located next to the SkyBus Southbank Docklands Express departure points.


Last minute trip, no problem. You can purchase your SkyBus Southbank Docklands Express ticket from your driver as you board the airport transfer bus. Note, onboard ticket purchases are card payment only.

Docklands hotels

Staying in Southbank or Docklands?

SkyBus has stops throughout Southbank and Docklands precincts to make it easy to get between your hotel and Melbourne Airport.

Find your nearest SkyBus Southbank Docklands Express stop in our Southbank and Docklands hotel list.

View SkyBus hotel stops