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Melbourne airport is located in the suburb of Tullamarine, 23km northwest of the CBD. That places it about 30 minutes’ drive from the iconic inner city suburb of Carlton. Carlton is known for its rich history, Italian influence, and amazing dining, shopping, and nightlife opportunities. But getting there means navigating Melbourne’s extensive public transport system, or expensive taxi network. There’s another option though: a Hughes transfer from Melbourne airport to Carlton. At Hughes, we offer door to door service, with a fleet of premium vehicles, and trained chauffeurs. Our drivers possess the local knowledge, and driving experience to ensure that you have a smooth trip. With Hughes, you’ll spend less time in traffic, and more time in Carlton. Combined with our unrivalled service and professionalism, that places our transfers at the top of the list, when it comes to Melbourne airport transport to Carlton.
Modern, sophisticated and comprehensively equipped luxury vehicles. Perfect combination of value and style.
Big on style and performance, we have some of the world’s truly great sedans including BMW, Mercedes and Audi luxury models.
Smooth & luxurious. The Audi Q7 is where sporty and elegant styling combine to create a vehicle of impeccable style with the luggage space that no sedan can match.
Our luxury people movers include the Mercedes V Class and Viano with features normally associated with premium sedans. Room for 7 passengers and a luggage trailer.
Designed for convenience and generous space these vehicles include ergonomic design and exceptional flexibility for long or short excursions.
Ready for your executive, family or group requirements. These multi-purpose vehicles include the Mercedes Sprinter and combine comfort, space and style.
Perfect for groups up to 27 people, our luxury small coaches are a new way to experience group travel. Enjoy luxurious leather seating with plenty of space.
When you have a few more in your group, up size to our mid sized coaches for 28-33 people.
Luxury finally meets size. Come and experience our market-leading large coach service. Fantastic coach drivers perfectly match our new fleet of coaches.
Whether you’ve travelled from Melbourne airport to Carlton before or not, it’s important to know what to expect. Getting around in Melbourne can sometimes be tricky, so take a look at some of the insights we’ve gained over the years. Hopefully, with this information, planning your trip will be easy.
Let’s start with travel times. Getting from Melbourne airport to Carlton takes an average of 30 minutes. Of course, it’s a bit longer during peak hour, but off-peak, the trip is straightforward and quick.
Peak Hour Travel Time:
Airport to Carlton – 40 minutes
Carlton to airport – 40 minutes
Off-Peak Travel Time:
Airport to Carlton – 27 minutes
Carlton to airport – 27 minutes
Melbourne airport has four terminals. As a result, it’s easy to find yourself a little disoriented. Luckily, the terminals are set up quite well, with plenty of pick up and drop off areas. Terminals 1, 2, and 3 all share parking space, just 100m away. Terminal 4 has its own space, also 100m away. In addition to that, there’s an extensive public zone, which offers free pick up and drop off. Finally, to ensure the best experience for travellers, there are pick up zones with waiting times of up to 10 minutes. So regardless of when you arrive, you’ll be able to meet your Carlton transfer at Melbourne airport, without issue.
Carlton is a famous inner-city suburb, located just to the north of Melbourne CBD. Its largest claim to fame is its extensive ‘Little Italy’ cultural precinct. That precinct showcases the historical influence of Italian culture on Melbourne. It also showcases some of Australia’s best restaurants and bars. In Carlton, entertainment and good food are never far away. Most who visit Carlton do so on foot, as it is a wonderful suburb to explore. But with a Hughes transfer, you’ll have luxury transport at your beck and call. Simply let us know where you would like to be collected from, or dropped off, and we will make it happen.