Getting to the Australian Open

As home to the Australian Open Grand Slam, the Melbourne Park precinct is ready to welcome visitors for a celebration of tennis, live music and Melbourne’s iconic hospitality.

The tournament will be held this year from 8 to 21 February, just south-east of Melbourne’s CBD.

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A range of transport options are available to get tennis fans to and from the tournament each day, including additional public transport services, and free tram travel on Routes 70 and 70a

MAP: Public and active transport options to get you to the tennis

Fitted face masks are required on public transport, and when travelling in taxis or rideshare vehicles, unless a lawful exception applies. Learn more about travelling safely on Victoria's public transport network.

In the second week of the tournament, only the Rod Laver Arena Zone will be used and some entrances will be closed. 

Rod Laver Arena Zone

Entry: Enter at the City Entrance via Birrarung Marr to Tanderrum Bridge, the Garden Square Entrance on Jolimont Road, or the Grand Slam Oval Entrance on Olympic Boulevard

Walking: Walk 15 minutes from Flinders Street Station to the City Entrance. Walk 10 minutes from Jolimont Station, or 20 minutes from Flinders Street Station to the Garden Square Entrance. Walk five minutes from Richmond Station or 20 minutes from Flinders Street Station to the Grand Slam Oval Entrance. 

Cycling: Bicycle parking facilities are provided at the underpass intersection of the William Barrack Bridge and Tanderrum Bridge and also at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Batman Avenue. 

Accessible travel: All entrances are fully accessible. Accessible parking is available at the National Tennis Centre and can be booked by calling 1300 308 999 or emailing [email protected]. A pick-up and drop-off zone is available on Olympic Boulevard outside the Grand Slam Oval Entrance. All accessible pick-up and drop-off should be directed to use this zone, including mobility impaired. Volunteers will be based at Flinders Street Station and Southern Cross Station to provide information about accessible public transport options. Low-floor trams will be used as a free shuttle service, departing from Flinders Street Station during the Australian Open approximately every 10 minutes. 

Tram: Australian Open ticketholders can catch the AO Free Tram Shuttle (Route 70 or 70a) to stop 7A-William Barak Bridge/Melbourne Park for the City Entrance, or stop 7B-Rod Laver Arena/ MCG Gates 1-3 for the Garden Square Entrance, or stop 7D-Olympic Boulevard for the Grand Slam Oval Entrance. During peak periods, trams will run every two to three minutes.  The AO Free Tram Shuttle Service will operate until one hour after the end of play. Night Network trams will operate every 30 minutes all night on weekends across six key routes. 

Train: Catch the train to Richmond Station, Jolimont Station or Flinders Street Station and walk to either the City Entrance, Garden Square Entrance or the Grand Slam Oval Entrance. The last train services depart Flinders Street Station from approximately 12 midnight during the week. The Night Network will operate on weekends, with trains departing hourly all night from Flinders Street Station. 

Bus: Bus 246 (Latrobe Uni – Elsternwick Station) stops at corner of Olympic Boulevard and Punt Road.

Car: Park at the MCG or within the CBD and walk to the City Entrance or Grand Slam Oval Entrance. Premium Experience ticketholders can reserve parking at the National Tennis Centre by calling 1300 309 166.

Taxi: Arrange drop-off at the Grand Slam Oval Entrance on Olympic Boulevard. For pick-up, you can walk to the taxi rank on Olympic Boulevard, adjacent to Grand Slam Oval, or at Flinders Street Station.  

Rideshare: Arrange drop-off at the Grand Slam Oval Entrance on Olympic Boulevard. For pick-up, you can walk to a rideshare pick-up location outside John Cain Arena along Olympic Boulevard or at the rear of Federation Square along the Russell Street extension.