Melbourne Airport Rail

Melbourne Airport Rail services will maximise airport connectivity to Victoria’s metropolitan and regional rail networks.


67m+passengers using Melbourne Airport by 2038

2022Construction to begin in 2022


Melbourne Airport Rail will connect people from the airport to where they need to go - be that work, home or Victoria’s key tourism destinations – via a rail service for the first time.

Airport trains will run through the Metro Tunnel, providing passengers with a 10-minute turn-up-and go service from Melbourne Airport and an under 30-minute journey into the CBD.

Melbourne Airport Rail will connect seamlessly into the existing regional and metropolitan network.

Map of Melbourne Airport Rail route

Next steps

Planning and development of Melbourne Airport Rail is underway, with investigations being undertaken to inform the business case.

Community and stakeholder engagement will also continue and be a key input to the project’s statutory planning approvals and design development.

Subject to relevant Victoria and Federal planning, environmental and other government approvals, construction is expected to commence in 2022 with a target opening date of 2029.