Melbourne Airport Rail

Melbourne Airport Rail will connect people from the airport to where they need to go - be that work, home or Victoria’s key tourism destinations – via a rail service for the first time.

The Victorian and Federal governments have committed $5 billion each to deliver the new link to the airport.

Airport trains will run through the Metro Tunnel, providing passengers with a 10-minute turn-up-and go service from Melbourne Airport and an under 30-minute journey into the CBD. 

Planning and development of Melbourne Airport Rail is underway, with investigation work being undertaken to inform the business case.

Construction will begin in 2022 with a target completion date of 2029 subject to relevant Victorian and Federal planning, environmental and other government approvals. 

For more information about Melbourne Airport Rail, please visit the project website.