How to get there
Getting to Melbourne
Melbourne Airport is located approximately 24km from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. There are a range of direct flights and low cost fares available so we encourage you to explore all the options available:
Getting to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre is serviced by most modes of transport - car, bus, train and tram.
Arriving by Car
There are three car parks available for visitors to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre:
- Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
- South Wharf
- Siddeley Street
Click here for more information.
Arriving by Taxi
For the Convention Centre ask driver to drop off at Convention Centre Place, next to the Hilton South Wharf Hotel.
Arriving by Tram
Tram numbers 96, 112 and 109 travel down Spencer/Clarendon streets and stop opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of the MCEC.
Tram numbers 48 and 70 stop at the end of Flinders Street. Walk towards the Yarra River, across the new pedestrian bridge.
Arriving by Train
Take the train to Southern Cross Station. Tram numbers 96, 109 and 112 travel past Southern Cross Station down Spencer/Clarendon Streets and stop opposite the MCEC.
Arriving by Bus
The SkyBus transports visitors direct from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross Station.
MCEC is a 10 minute walk from the station or catch tram 96 which stops opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC. Bus route 238 operates to and from Southern Cross Station to Convention Centre Place between the hours of 10am - 3pm, Monday to Friday. The coach pick-up/drop-off point is coach bay 1, Convention Centre Place (closest to DFO South Wharf). Visit http://ptv.vic.gov.au for timetable information.
Getting around Melbourne
myki is the smart card ticketing system that has replaced Metcard in metropolitan Melbourne and paper tickets on buses in selected regional towns. It is an integrated system that works on trains, trams and buses.
Visitors packs can be purchased at the Business Centre of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre or the M Cafe located at the Clarendon Street entrance to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
Top ups to existing cards can also be made at the tram stop directly opposite the Clarendon Street entrance to the MCEC (on the side of the road travelling south) or at the Seven Eleven Store on the corner of Flinders and Spencer Streets.
You may purchase a ticket online in advance http://www.myki.com.au or for interstate and international guests, a myki visitor packs can be purchased from the PTV Hub at Southern Cross Station, the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square and the SkyBus terminals at Melbourne Airport and Southern Cross Station.
The myki Visitor Pack includes:
- A myki smartcard pre-loaded with enough value for one day’s Zone 1 travel
- Instructions on how to use myki
- An inner Melbourne tram map
- A myki protective wallet designed by renowned cartoonist Mark Knight
- Discounts at 15 attractions worth more than $130 in savings
- The myki Visitor Pack is available for full fare, concession, child and senior visitors
- A full fare myki Visitor Pack costs $14.00 including $8.00 myki money
- A concession, child or seniors myki Visitor Pack costs $7.00, including $4.00 myki money
For more information http://www.myki.com.au/About-myki/myki-visitor-pack
Top up to myki cards can be made online or at a number of retail outlets displaying the myki sign including all Seven Eleven convenience stores.