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Avalon Airport (AVV) is Melbourne's second largest airport servicing Victoria. Tourists should be aware that Avalon is frequently confused with Melbourne's main airport Tullamarine - so please be sure to check your flight details to ensure your flight is booked from the correct airport.
Avalon Airport is located 40 minutes by Car from Melbourne or 55km to the west. Avalon is located 15 minutes by Car from Geelong.
Jetstar operates Cheap Flights to Sydney and Brisbane throughout the day.
Avalon Airport Car Hire suppliers include Budget, Avis, Thrifty and Hertz. Cars range from small economy type cars to larger vehicles, station wagons, vans and minibuses. Campervan's and Motorhomes are also popular from Avalon due to their close proximity to popular holiday destinations around the Great Ocean Rd. Crazy Car Hire compares rental cars with all the big names so you are ensured of driving away knowing you got the best possible deal.
If you require Accommodation close to Avalon, your best bet is to stay nearby in Geelong, unless you are prepared to drive the 40 minutes into Melbourne city. Geelong has a number of smaller motel type, and B&B accommodation options along with some larger modern hotel facilities.
- By Bus
Shuttle Buses operate to the Airport from Melbourne and Geelong.
From Melbourne, Sita Coaches operates a service from Southern Cross Station (formally Spencer Street station) meeting all Jetstar Flights.
From Geelong, Torquay and the Great Ocean Road, Avalon Airport Shuttle operates services to and from Avalon. Prices begin at $12 one way or $23 return.
- By Taxi
Taxi Fares from Melbourne to Avalon cost approximately $110 AUD. Phone: 13 CABS or any reputable Victorian Taxi company.
- By Car
Avalon is an easy airport to get to, located directly off the Princess Freeway. Allow at least 1 hour from Melbourne as traffic can sometimes be heavy on the West Gate Freeway.
From Melbourne, take the Princes Freeway towards Geelong and turn left at the Avalon Turn-off (Beach Road). Follow signs from the turn off towards Avalon Airport.
If you are travelling from Geelong, take the Princess Freeway towards Melbourne city, and turn left at the Avalon exit. Go over the overpass and follow the road signs towards the Airport.
- By Train
The closest train station to Avalon is "Lara", located only a few kilometres from the airport. To save money on transfer costs, you could always catch a train to Lara and organise a connecting taxi to pick you up.
A large car park is available at the airport and holds approximately 1500 cars. The car park is located directly opposite the arrival and departure lounge. One day rates from $29 or longer term parking costs $69 for 7 days. Please refer to the Avalon Airport parking information for more information.
The city of Melbourne is a short 40 minutes drive from the Airport and is a great alternative to using the busy Tullamarine Airport.
Avalon is only a short distance from Melbourne's second largest city Geelong (Home of the Geelong Cats AFL team!).
It is also a short distance to Victoria's famous Great Ocean Road (30 minutes) featuring Victorian coastal towns like Torquay, Lorne, Anglesea and Apollo Bay.
The famous 12 Apostles in Port Campbell is approximately 2 hours 15 mins drive from Avalon or 175 Km. Follow these driving directions to the Twelve Apostles
The Bellarine Peninsula is also a short distance away featuring famous holiday destinations such as Queenscliff, Portarlington, St Leonards and Indented Head