Parking for visitors and customers is available for up to 2 hours free of charge. Check signs for details.


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 per 24 hours.

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.

Are you a frequent visitor? Customers of Sharp Airlines, Jetgo and Free Spirit Airlines are eligible to purchase a six month permit. Click here to 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.


Above a map which highlights parking area:

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To minimise delays, passengers please advise airline check in staff or cabin crew if you require a taxi or shuttle bus.

Free Airport Shuttle Bus

Meets every arrival at the terminal front door and takes around 10 minutes to Melbourne Airport.

Return transfers* from Melbourne Airport are available by calling 0426 381 800 between 6am and 10pm.  Book ahead to minimise waiting times. Pick up is opposite Park Royal Hotel Zone Area L – group and charters lane.

Pick up is also available for guests of Hyatt Place Melbourne on demand by calling 0426 381 800 between 6am and 10pm.*

*Subject to availability.

Visit the Interactive EF Airport Bus Tracker to view the exact location of the shuttle bus.

Free Station Shuttle

Operates to Essendon Station weekdays departing on the half hour between 7.30am – 9.30am and 4.15pm – 6.15pm. Pick up is on English Street opposite Runway Plaza.


Essendon Airport welcomes Uber drivers. The Terminal Building address is 72 Hargrave Avenue.


Tram service 59 is only a ten minute walk via English Street towards Tullamarine Freeway. Stop 56 is located on Matthews Ave / Earl Street. Departs every 8 minutes.


Closest train station is Essendon. Accessible by Essendon Fields free train station shuttle or tram service 59.


A taxi rank is located outside the main terminal. To arrange a taxi please phone 131 008.