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 $8.80 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 and Fly Corporate 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.

Below 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

  • Operates daily from 06:00 to 22:00
  • From Essendon Fields Airport to Groups & Charters lane at Melbourne Airport
  • Call 0426 381 800 on touchdown or book ahead with check-in staff
  • 10-minutes in usual traffic


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Free Staff Station Shuttle

  • Departs every 30 mins during morning and afternoon peak (MON to FRI)
  • Bus Stop is located on English Street, Essendon Fields
  • 10 minutes to Essendon Station
  • 20 min train ride from station to CBD

*No service on Victorian public holidays

View our interactive map and timetable



Car Hire

We have 3 hire car companies located inside the Terminal. All cars should be booked in advance with your chosen hire company. Cars can be picked up during the hours below. Key drop off is available at any time during terminal operating hours.

CompanyMonday to FridaySaturday Sunday
Call: 13 30 39

8.00 AM to 5.30 PM


9.00 AM to 10.00 AM

4.30 PM to 5.30 PM

2.00 PM to 5.30 PM


Call: 03 9299 5560

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Call: 03 9299 5561

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


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


Tram service 59 is only a ten minute walk from the terminal via Bristol 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 station shuttle or tram service 59.


A taxi rank is located outside the main terminal. To arrange a taxi please phone 131 008. For wheelchair accessible taxis please call (03) 9277 3877.