Regional Victorians will benefit from Melbourne Airport Rail, with Ballarat, Geelong, and Bendigo lines having direct connections through Sunshine Station to Melbourne Airport.

The estimated travel time for passengers travelling to Melbourne Airport from these regional stations are:

  • Ballarat to the airport – around 1.5 hours*
  • Bendigo to the airport – around 2 hours*
  • Geelong to the airport – around 1 hour*

*Based on current travel time estimates, actual journey times may differ

Passengers from the state’s south-east will benefit from the Gippsland Line connection to the newly-constructed Metro Tunnel, via an interchange along the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.

This will also make access to regional cities easier for interstate and international visitors, helping to drive tourism in regional Victoria for years to come.

As well as connecting people to and from the airport, Melbourne Airport Rail will connect passengers to Melbourne’s key health, research and education, development, employment and tourism precincts.

Find out more about your future journey:

  • Alamein Line – Alamein Line passengers will be able to change to airport trains at Flinders Street Station or Melbourne Central, depending on which way through the City Loop their train is travelling.
  • Belgrave / Lilydale Lines – Belgrave and Lilydale Line passengers will be able to change to airport trains at Flinders Street Station or Melbourne Central Station, depending on which way through the City Loop their train is travelling.
  • Craigieburn Line – Craigieburn Line passengers will be able to change to airport trains at Flinders Street Station or Melbourne Central Station, depending on which way through the City Loop their train is travelling. Alternatively, they will be able to change at North Melbourne and then at Footscray.
  • Cranbourne / Pakenham Lines – Cranbourne and Pakenham Line passengers will be able to travel directly to the airport without changing trains.
  • Frankston Line – Frankston Line passengers will be able to change to airport trains at Caulfield. For those on the city side of Caulfield they will be able to transfer to an airport train at Flinders Street Station.
  • Glen Waverley Line – Glen Waverley Line passengers will be able to change to airport trains at Flinders Street Station.
  • Hurstbridge / Mernda Lines – Hurstbridge and Mernda Line passengers will be able to change to airport trains at Flinders Street Station or Melbourne Central Station, depending on which way through the City Loop their train is travelling.
  • Sandringham Line – Sandringham Line passengers will be able to change to airport trains at Flinders Street Station.
  • Sunbury Line – Sunbury Line passengers will be able to change to airport trains at Sunshine or Footscray.
  • Upfield Line – Upfield Line passengers will be able to change to airport trains at Flinders Street Station or Melbourne Central, depending on which way through the City Loop their train is travelling. Alternatively, they will be able to change at North Melbourne and then at Footscray.
  • Werribee / Williamstown Lines – Werribee and Williamstown Line passengers will be able to change to airport trains at Footscray.
  • Ballarat Line – Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough Line passengers will be able to change to airport trains at Sunshine.
  • Bendigo Line – Bendigo, Swan Hill and Mildura Line passengers will be able to change to airport trains at Sunshine.
  • Geelong / Warrnambool Lines – Geelong and Warrnambool Line passengers will be able to change to airport trains at Sunshine.
  • Gippsland Line – Gippsland Line passengers will be able to change to airport trains at Pakenham, Dandenong, Caulfield or Flinders Street Station.
  • Passengers travelling on regional services north east of Melbourne (e.g. Seymour, Shepparton, Albury/Wodonga) will be able to continue using Broadmeadows as their key interchange for airport access, changing to the existing bus connection to Melbourne Airport.