MEL Airport User Comments

(MEL) Tullamarine Airport User Ratings

Total Reviews:   39
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3.5 of 5
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Phetlern 10-26-2013 21:41 Biggest issues are the price of car parking and lack of public transport hub. Need to catch SkyBus to city to access other public transport - bus, rail, tram.
jrc2016 04-12-2013 07:01 It is the cheapest way to/from Tasmania. However, I like to have a quick wait when traveling beyond MEL.
billythebloke 01-14-2012 10:49 At best, 3rd world facility. Very poorly served by public transport. Very expensive to get to or from. Badly in need of overhaul. Compare with any major airport in Asia & Melbourne just does not cut the mustard. Food is absolute rubbish & extremely overpriced? MELs only redeeming feature is that it is better than Sydney by a country mile.
ypph 12-14-2010 09:14 well organised airport
Steven Stavridis 06-14-2010 23:52 Airport needs a total renovation, with direct train link to the CBD rather than the Skybus.
OliverGigacz 05-11-2010 12:38 Best airport in Australia (Make that the World), Large amounts of flights going all over the world, Great staff, Great lounges. Overall FIVE STARS.
sausagehead 06-20-2009 07:44 total rip off as far as parking costs go, but great, efficient security screening
tigersanne 06-6-2009 02:44 Airport too far North, it's ok if you live in the North but not the South.
stokesca 03-31-2009 07:40 why does tiger airways take a back seat to the other airl;ines.i want to track tt 594 its not even shown on their own website,on the flite from perth to melbourne tt539 was not on there either.they are so choosy,they think its quantas when they need to improve their price and service then they may be used
sdk 08-15-2008 11:55 Baggage is a sad joke - Melbourne is a great gateway to Australia but baggage handling in Domestic qantas is awful and in International is a just a joke - baggage takes ages to get anywhere, carousels are often changed during loading, no room for queuing and no ropes to stop the queuing jumping disease for customs, etc etc, taxi lines are slow to refresh, quite hopeless areas for buses and private car pick up, cars are stolen in long term car park.
Baxter5248 07-4-2008 13:11 Great airport has shops to keep you entertained for hours. Lots of airlines fly in giving you flights to Kalgoorlie, Darwin, Singapore ect... Qantas staff verry grumpy and dislike them. Customs are power hungury.
damill722 05-5-2008 11:20 Parking price is ridiculous but otherwise good airport
phix79 04-17-2008 11:58 it`s hard to believe that australia is a modern democracy when the first thing you get to see as an overseas passenger is melbourne tullamarine...
Tony Weate 04-14-2008 04:35 Overall a nice airport badly let down by an absymal public transport service. Other smaller airports have efficient train services to and from their cities, here there is non and the traveller is at the mercy of taxi drivers who in the main have questionable ethics, poor training and little education. The alternative is only an ovepriced bus service.
scpemb 04-12-2008 08:43 Check in very slow. If standard economy, can queue for an hour for international flights. Baggage handling inadequate - 4 international flights arriving at once causes chaos. Customs on arrival disgraceful. Often filming for 'Border Security', an Australian series on protecting the borders against invading foreigners, and the staff play to the cameras. Long delays. Public transport - shuttle bus - actually very good. I love airport trains and wish there was one, but the bus is fast, frequent and efficient. Taxis repulsive: wildly overpriced, drivers often don't know their way, often won't accept credit cards (despite saying they will); Melbourne's taxi system is mismanaged and corrupt..
railways 01-23-2008 08:42 Lacks an airport rail link: receiving too much revenue from parking! The bus service is no substitute for a railway.
slowlane 11-17-2007 06:09 A good compromise of size, price and location. A huge improvement on all US airports that I've used.
amoss12000 11-3-2007 22:31 This was a horrible experience
brettbamm 09-9-2007 20:48 My favourite airport.
duigan 07-20-2007 09:42 Seating was almost nonexistant when we arrived at 5 am Most people had to stand obviously they were trying to get people into bars
nichamley 07-12-2007 04:52 A clean, efficient and excellent airport, thank you, Melbourne!
amidon7 06-6-2007 16:44 Compact airport with the two domestic and the one international terminals adjacent to each other. Staff are friendly. Good number of eateries and bars. There is no rail link into the city, but there are plenty of shuttle buses and taxis - the latter are pretty expensive.
sirjavier 12-27-2006 15:20 It's a small "international' airport...nice and cosy, easy to get around, but not much to do.