Parking & 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.

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.

There is ample parking and a variety of parking options on site at Essendon Fields for staff, visitors and customers. Permit Zone, 2 Hour, 90 Mins and 15 Mins, Pay and Display and long term parking opposite Essendon Fields Airport.


Long term parking

Additional 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.

Unable to find a long term car spot on arrival to the Airport? Please chat to Airport staff at the check in desks to receive an exemption permit. Note charges will still apply.

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.

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.

Hertz Logo

13 30 39 or
0429 085 760

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

Avis Logo

03 9299 5560

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

Budget Logo

03 9299 5561

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

Regular scheduled bus route operating 7 days per week between Broadmeadows and Moonee Ponds. Connects Essendon Fields (English Street) to Essendon Station in approx. 16 minutes via Mt Alexander Road, Keilor Road and Matthews Ave. Departs every 20 minutes during peak hour. There are two bus stops located on English Street, one on the EF Central side and one beside Linfox. . Myki Cards are available from Fresh News in Essendon Fields Central.


Tram service 59 is a ten minute walk from the terminal via Bristol Street. Stop 56 (Airport West) is located on Matthews Ave / Earl Street. Departs every 8 minutes. Both stops accessible via Foot Bridge. Myki Cards are available from Fresh News in Essendon Fields Central or the Hyatt Place Hotel, Essendon Fields.