Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 17 Mar 2016
Total posts 7
Sometimes you can find yourself in the position of being time rich but cash poor. I had a wallet stolen the day before returning home to Australia, so no time for replacing credit cards etc. So only had $20 on arrival at Brisbane and knowing about the Skybus/Route 590 combination allowed me to get to the Gold Coast, which the AirTrain fare would not have.
Member since 16 Nov 2012
Both these processes are bizarre ways to save trifling amounts while giving anyone with luggage a great deal of hassle - each to his/her own I suppose.
Member since 27 Sep 2017
Total posts 1
My recommendation would be just take the UBER to your final destination, particularly if there is a small group. Most UBER drivers - who may have waited in the airport queue for a considerable period of time - resent short trips from the airport and have a strong tendency to rate passengers 1* who book these short trips to discourage similar bookings in the future. If you value your UBER rating and don't want to be rated 1*, best to take the UBER the whole way. Or take the rating less taxi option instead!
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,285
[/QUOTE]I've done the 400 from T2-T3 to Mascot so many times I've stopped counting. I've even walked it (which is quite easy, and better than waiting half an hour). You can also do the 400 from T1 to Rockdale.The thing that makes the 400 a lot better than the 901 (besides the fact it takes a much shorter ride through much nicer suburbs) is that it is frequent and reliable enough to be useful.
Member since 05 Oct 2011
Total posts 114
Originally Posted by CityRail :
However I thought about an idea if we catch Uber to the nearest train station for less than $25 then change for a train to the city, it might well be cheaper than going direct. The question I have is, which is the closest non-airport train station to Melbourne and Brisbane Airports, where I can catch Uber from those stations to the Airport cheaply?
If it is merely the city you are going to, get a cab or UBER all the way. They will drop you exactly at the hotel rather than getting another bus or cab to the hotel.
Member since 03 Sep 2017
Total posts 26
When travelling alone, then the trains and buses can be a cheaper option.
Member since 17 Sep 2015
Total posts 73
The 901 SmartBus from Melbourne Airport (T4 ground car park) operates every quarter of an hour from early mornings on weekdays to 2100 hours; every half an hour from 2100 hours on Mondays to Fridays, and every half an hour on weekends.
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