Southbank Docklands Express timetable

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

Stop and timetable changes – Commenced Sunday 3 June View stops


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

Airport to Docklands & Southbank

Departing: Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) – Terminal 4

Southbank Docklands Express departs kerbside from Terminal 4.

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).

Docklands & Southbank to Airport

Weekday timetable
05:51 06:21 06:51 07:21 07:51 08:20 08:52 09:05 09:35 10:05 10:35 10:58 11:21 11:51 12:21 12:51 13:21 13:51 14:21 14:51 15:21 15:51 16:21 16:51 17:21 17:51 18:21 18:51 19:21 19:45
Weekend and public holiday timetable
05:51 06:51 07:51 08:51 09:51 10:51 11:51 12:51 13:51 14:51 15:51 16:51 17:51 18:51

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

Upcoming public holidays

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

  • 28 September 2018 – Friday before the AFL Grand Final