Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 17 Nov 2014
Total posts 78
Myself and my parents are planning to travel to Melbourne and Brisbane over the coming month, however us having no drivers license means we might need to get slugged by the Skybus at Melbourne and AirTrain at Brisbane.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 09 Feb 2015
Total posts 65
Toombul station in Brisbane.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Melbourne - Broadmeadows - but just as easy to get the 901 bus from the shed.
Brisbane - Eagle Junction or Toombul but by then your half way to the city.
Member since 15 Sep 2012
Total posts 91
Skybus in Melbourne is currently $18 per person one way.
Member since 17 May 2015
Total posts 34
The 901 bus to Frankston (transferring to a train at Broadmeadows station) isn't glamorous or fast, but it is relatively easy and much cheaper than the Skybus (1/4 of the price). The hardest part is finding the bus stop at the airport. It is located near Terminal 4 and had been designed to be as hidden and indiscreet as possible.
You should also factor in age of your parents and the fact that public buses have little room for luggage. At all stations in central melbourne there will be lots of walking and stairs or escalators to deal with! Also need to consider how you get from station to your accommodation, particularly if you have luggage. Skybus includes hotel drop off in cbd. Note train alone will be over $10 per person as you will need $6 Myki cards.
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 761
Skybus is great, but once you have 3 people it would be nearly same price to uber or get a cab...plus nicer for elderly folks
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,285
You can UberX it to Broadmeadows and get the train in from there, but that'll cost $55.20 for the three of you: $25 for the UberX from Tullamarine Airport to Broadmeadows station; $18 for three Myki cards; and $12.30 for three adult fares from Zone 2 into Zone 1.Depending on your final destination and how much local travel you plan on doing, you may well be better off using the UberX car to travel all the way to your destination. I suggest you run an estimate.
Member since 17 Sep 2015
Total posts 73
Remember that using myki allows unlimited train, tram and bus transfers in Melbourne with the fare being $4.10 for two hours (based on touch on times, so you can travel beyond the two hour time limit provided you don't then again transfer vehicles) or $8.20 per day. Seniors and children are half fare, and there are also myki passes available for a week 9or any period of 28 to 365 days.)
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 768
The cheapest way from Brisbane Airport to the rail network is by Bus.
[/QUOTE]1. Yes, that should include tolls. Assuming traffic isn't appalling, it is cheaper for three people to get an UberX to the airport from the CBD than for everyone to take the Skybus.2. Yes, you will need to pay a small surcharge of a few dollars. No, drivers will likely no longer accept pickups from outside the geolocked area, as now they wait in a designated waiting zone.
United Airlines - Mileage Plus
Member since 20 Dec 2013
Total posts 15
From the airport take the bus (in T4) to Broadmeadows and transfer to the train. I already have a Myki so it's very cheap. Do it in reverse when you're departing Melbourne. No stress about missing your flight because of traffic hold-ups on the Tullamarine or Ring Road freeways. And far cheaper than taxis, Uber and Skybus.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum
Member since 07 Feb 2013
Total posts 431
Some people can't value their time too much to go spending so much extra of it to save a few bucks?
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