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Melbourne at a glance


The greater city of Melbourne stretches along the Hobson’s Bay and Port Phillip coastlines, while the city’s Central Business District is set on the Yarra River. It has a generally mild climate, with temperatures dipping to around 7 degrees Celsius during the winter months. 

Melbourne is culturally diverse, with around 30% of its population born overseas. Dynamic and vibrant, the city features lush parks and sports facilities, as well as a thriving arts and culture scene. 

Melbourne’s highlights include Federation Square. A focal point in the city, Federation Square is surrounded by restaurants, cafes and shops, and hosts numerous events throughout the year. Flinders Street Station is another well-known landmark and meeting point. Eureka Tower, the city’s tallest building, offers panoramic views of Melbourne and excellent photo opportunities, as does Hosier Lane Art Street, adorned with colorful graffiti by artists from around the world. For shopping, the expansive Queen Victoria Market is the city’s hot spot. Other places to visit in Melbourne are the Melbourne Zoo, the Royal Botanic Garden, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Melbourne Museum, St Paul's Cathedral, and the home of the illustrious British captain, James Cook. 

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Turkish Airlines operates flights between from İstanbul Airport and Melbourne International Airport via Singapore. 

About Melbourne Airport 

Turkish Airlines flights flies into Melbourne Airport city's largest, busiest airport and the second largest airport in Australia. The airport is about 23 kilometers from the Central Business District. The world's fourth busiest airport, Melbourne Airport receives up to 20 million passengers each year.

Melbourne is known for:


Entertainment and Shopping Urban Extreme Sports Swimming History and Art Nature and Wildlife

Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
St Kilda (7 km)
Werribee (33 km)
Bundoora (18 km)
CURRENCY
Australian Dollar (AUD)

COUNTRY CODE
+61

ELECTRIC POWER
I

TIME ZONE
GMT +11

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
USD 3.30

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL (2 PEOPLE)
USD 79

Average Temperature

January
19.4 °C
February
20 °C
March
18.3 °C
April
15 °C
May
12.2 °C
June
9.4 °C
July
8.9 °C
August
10 °C
September
11.7 °C
October
13.3 °C
November
16.1 °C
December
18.3 °C

Melbourne Airport transportation information

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

Melbourne Airport is 23 kilometers from the Central Business District. The express SkyBus operate to the CBD (Southern Cross Station) daily from 04.00 to 01.00, leaving every 10 to 15 minutes. The trip to the CBD takes around 20 minutes. Alternatively, the SmartBus 901 runs to Broadmeadows station, where you can take the subway into the CBD.

Average time from airport: 20 minutes

Distance from airport: 23 km

TAXI:

Taxis are available 24/7. The drive to the CBD takes around 30-40 minutes, depending on traffic, and the fare will vary according to your destination. Most taxis accept cash or credit card payments.

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Frequently asked questions about flights to Melbourne

Does Turkish Airlines fly direct from İstanbul to Melbourne? Learn more

There are no direct flights between İstanbul and Melbourne; flights are operated with a layover in Singapore.

How long is the flight from İstanbul to Melbourne? Learn more

İstanbul - Melbourne flights take an average of 18 hours. This time may vary depending on the layover schedule.

When is the best time to purchase plane tickets to Melbourne? Learn more

Melbourne is a city that is suitable for visits at any time of the year due to its mild climate. The summer falls between December and March, with less rain and higher temperatures. The city welcomes the most tourists during this period and ticket fares for this period may be lower due to competitive price policies. We suggest booking your ticket as early as possible to get the best fares and to follow our periodic flight ticket campaigns.