Parking and Transport

We’re Melbourne’s City Airport, and make getting around easy with shuttle buses, rental cars and convenient parking options available right at the terminal door.

Operated by the Hyatt Place hotel and runs daily between Essendon Fields Airport and Melbourne Airport between 6.00am and 10.00pm. Fast, on demand service. Bookings Essential.


Operates daily between Essendon Fields Airport and a number of convenient locations in Melbourne’s CBD.

With affordable prices and fast service, the Starbus shuttle is a convenient, on-demand service into the city that can be easily booked in advance to save time. Call (03) 8378-8700 or visit the Starbus website to book.


A taxi rank is located outside the main terminal. To arrange a taxi please phone 131 008 or advise check in-staff prior to departure. For wheelchair accessible taxi please call (03) 9277 3877.

Average taxi fare from EF Airport to city centre – $39* (including tollway fees) or to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) – $21*

*Estimates based on the government’s standard fares.


Uber pickup is accepted at EF Airport and the rank is located outside the main terminal building.

Outdoor car parking for 24 hours or more is available at the Long Term Car Park, Bristol Street, Essendon Fields (adjacent to the Airport Terminal – Southern end). The fee is $8.80 per day. A Pay By Plate system is in operation. Pay at machine by entering your vehicle registration, length of stay and card or coin payment.

Have your plans changed and you need to extend your stay? Please call 03 9948 9400 to purchase additional time.

Are you a frequent visitor? Customers of Sharp Airlines and Fly Corporate are eligible to purchase a six month permit

The users of the Airport’s car parking facilities do so at their own risk. Park smart and do not leave valuables or personal information in your vehicle. Please note that parking restrictions throughout Essendon Fields are enforced by the Moonee Valley City Council.

Longer term parking over several months is also possible, to find out more contact our property team at

Parking for visitors and customers is available for up to 2 hours free of charge. Check signs for details.

We have 3 hire car companies located inside the Terminal. To save money and for peace of mind organise your hire car ahead of time.

All cars should be booked in advance with your chosen hire company. Cars can be picked up during the hours below. Key drop off is available at any time during terminal operating hours.


13 30 39

Monday to Friday 8am – 5.30pm
Saturday 9am – 10am & 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Sunday 2pm – 5.30pm

03 9299 5560

Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm
Saturday 8am – 12pm
Sunday 8am – 12pm

03 9299 5561

Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm
Saturday 8am – 12pm
Sunday 8am – 12pm

Hyatt Place Melbourne is Essendon Fields on site hotel, just a short walk from the airport terminal. Offering all the essentials for today’s self-reliant travellers, facilities deliver a seamless and stylish experience for both business and leisure.