Southbank Docklands Express timetable

Southbank Docklands Express operates seven days a week, 365 days of the year, with a weekday frequency of 30 minutes.

New T1 pick up – Southbank Docklands Express now picking up at T4 & T1


Buses run directly between Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) and Docklands, then stop at convenient locations throughout Docklands and Southbank.

Docklands & Southbank to Airport

Weekday timetable
05:41 06:11 06:37 07:07 07:37 08:01 08:19 08:49 09:19 09:49 10:11 10:41 11:11 11:41 12:11 12:41 13:11 13:41 14:11 14:41 15:11 15:41 16:19 16:49 17:19 17:49 18:19 18:49 19:13 19:43
Weekend and public holiday timetable
05:36 06:34 07:34 08:34 09:34 10:34 11:40 12:40 13:40 14:40 15:40 16:36 17:36 18:36

Approximate travel time to airport is 40 minutes (Docklands) – 75 minutes (Southbank).

Airport to Docklands & Southbank

Weekday timetable
06:00 06:30 07:00 07:30 08:00 08:30 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 Midday 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00
Weekend and public holiday timetable
06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 Midday 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00

Approximate travel time from airport is 55 minutes (Docklands) – 80 minutes (Southbank).

Upcoming public holidays

The SkyBus Southbank Docklands Express service runs every day of the year, including public holidays. Where Victorian public holidays fall on a weekday, the service operates on the weekend timetable.

  • 27 September 2019 – Friday before the AFL Grand Final
  • 5 November 2019 – Melbourne Cup