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 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 between Essendon Fields Airport and Melbourne Airport between 6.00am and 10.00pm.

Call 0426 381 800 between 6.00am and 10.00pm to arrange a free pick-up from either Essendon Fields Airport or Melbourne Airport when you arrive.

A free station shuttle also operates to Essendon Station weekdays.

*Subject to availability. Average wait time of 15-20 minutes.

View EF Airport shuttle bus tracker

Free Staff Station Shuttle

Operates from Essendon Fields (pick up and drop off on English Street opposite Runway Plaza) to Essendon Station (pick up and drop off from Russell St) weekdays departing on the half hour between 7.15am – 9.30am and 4.15pm – 6.30pm.  

From Monday 26th February delays may be expected due to the works to remove the level crossing at Buckley Street Essendon. Click here to find out more.

Click here to Download Essendon Station pick up location map.

*No service on Victorian public holidays

View our interactive map and timetable

City Shuttle Service

Starbus operates on a pre-booking basis. $15 per person to Federation Square and Victoria Market.

Please advise airline check-in staff ahead of your trip or book directly at Starbus.



Car Hire

We have 3 hire car companies located inside the Terminal. To save money and for peace of mind organise your hire car ahead of time.

Call: 13 30 39

Call: 03 9299 5560

Call: 03 9299 5561


Essendon 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.