Southbank Docklands Express timetable

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

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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
- - 06:45 07:15 07:45 08:20 09:05 09:35 10:05 10:35 11:00 11:15 11:45 12:15 12:45 13:15 13:45 14:15 14:45 15:15 15:45 16:15 16:45 17:21 17:51 18:21 18:51 19:21 19:45
Weekend and public holiday timetable
- 06:45 07:45 08:45 09:45 10:45 11:45 12:45 13:45 14:45 15:45 16:45 17:45 18:45

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.​

  • 12 March 2018 – Labour Day
  • 30 March 2018 – Good Friday
  • 2 April 2018 – Easter Monday
  • 25 April 2018 – ANZAC Day