Your guide to Terminal 4 at Melbourne Airport

Everything you need to know about flying to and from T4 with Jetstar.

Melbourne Airport Terminal 4 entrance
  • Jetstar
  • March 2020
  • Updated November 2023

Driving and parking
Public transport
Checking in
Shopping and dining
Getting to your gate
Handy tips

Driving and parking at Melbourne Airport

Driving to the airport from Melbourne CBD

Melbourne Airport is 22km from the CBD and can be easily reached by taking the Tullamarine Freeway and following the signs to the airport. To get to Terminal 4, you've got two options. You can exit the freeway onto Naarm Way for direct access to the terminal’s car park. Alternatively, you can take the Mercer Drive exit, turning right at the roundabout onto Airport Drive, which will lead you to the Terminal 4 Car Park.

Driving to the airport from Sunbury

Melbourne Airport is 20km from Sunbury. If you’re approaching from Sunbury Road, take the Centre Road exit, then turn left onto Francis Briggs Road at the roundabout. Continue by turning left onto Apac Drive, and finally, left onto Airport Drive, which will lead you to the Terminal 4 Car Park.

If you’re traveling from Calder Freeway, join the Western Ring Road and then merge onto Tullamarine Freeway. To reach the Terminal 4 Car Park, you have two options: you can either take the Naarm Way exit for direct access, or you can choose to exit at Mercer Drive, turning right onto Airport Drive and following it to the Terminal 4 Car Park.


Driving on the Tullamarine Freeway can incur tolls, so if you’re taking a taxi or ride share service, let your driver know whether you want to pay them (you can avoid the tolls by taking the Western Ring Road, but this will make your journey a little longer).

Picking up and dropping off

If you’re picking someone up from Terminal 4, the pick-up zone is on Level 1 of the Terminal 4 Car Park.

If you’re dropping someone off at Terminal 4, the drop-off point is on Level 2 of the Terminal 4 Car Park.

Parking at Melbourne Airport Terminal 4

The Terminal T4 Car Park is just 100m from the terminal entrance. If you book your parking online (in advance is usually cheapest), you can park at the Terminal 4 Car Park for up to 45 days. If you just drive up, you can park for as long as you like, but be sure to notify the car park in advance if you plan on staying longer than 60 days.

Disabled parking

The Terminal T4 car park has disabled parking spaces in row B and C of Level 1 and rows B, C and D on Level 2. They’re all undercover and the car park lifts have wide doors and low height controls, which are also written in Braille.

Storage lockers

If you need to store your luggage for any reason, you can find storage lockers on the ground floor of the T4 car park. Prices start at AUD $20 for 24 hours.

Melbourne Airport Terminal 4 Transport Hub
The Transport Hub.

Public transport

Catch the SkyBus (the main departure point from Melbourne is at Southern Cross Station) – Terminal 4 is the first airport stop. If you take a public bus, it will arrive and depart from the Transport Hub on the ground floor of the T4 car park. You’ll need a myki card to use public transport and you’ll find a myki machine opposite Terminal 4’s Baggage Reclaim.

Rideshare services pick up passengers from Terminal 4 on Level 2 of the Transport Hub. The drop-off point at Terminal 4 is on Level 1 of the Transport Hub.

Check out all the details on transport options, with maps, on the Melbourne Airport website.

Melbourne Airport Terminal 4 check-in kiosks
Check-in kiosks in T4.

Checking in at Terminal 4

Terminal 4 has two levels. The check-in and bag drop-off area is on the ground floor. Here, you’ll find the self-serve kiosks where you can check yourself in and print out your bag tag(s) if you have checked baggage.

You can save time by checking in online from 48 hours before your domestic flight (online check in closes 40 minutes before your flight), then scan the code on your mobile at the kiosk to print out your baggage tag(s). If you don’t have any baggage to check in, just head straight up to level one to clear security, relax in the central departure lounge and make your way to your gate.

New 3D scanners have been installed at four ‘smart lanes’ at security so now there’s no need to take your laptop out of your bag if you go through one of them.

Melbourne Airport Terminal 4 departure lounge
Flight info screens in the departure lounge.

Shopping and dining at Terminal 4

The central departure lounge at Terminal 4 features a wide range of shopping and dining options, as well as a pharmacy, baby change facilities, mobile phone-charging stations, water fountains and free Wi-Fi.

Food-wise, you’ll find everything from Melbourne’s famous Brunetti’s coffee to Asian dishes, bakeries, kebabs, fresh salads, juices, burgers and bar snacks to go with craft beers and wine.

Terminal 4’s shopping options include convenience stores, tech stores and WHSmith for books and magazines. There are stores stocking local goods if you’re looking to grab a souvenir, or you can get a pre-flight shopping hit at big-brand stores like MECCA, Mimco, Peter Alexander or Rip Curl – browse the full store listings before you go.

Melbourne Airport Terminal 4 entrance

Getting to your gate

Check your boarding pass to see what time you need be at your gate (generally around 30 minutes before departure for a domestic flight). You can check the status of your flight on the flight information screens in the central departure lounge.

It's about a 10-minute walk from the central departure lounge to the Jetstar gates, so leave yourself plenty of time to get there. If you need any assistance getting to your gate, get in touch with us so we can help you.

Handy tips

Download the Melbourne Airport app for all sorts of nifty tools (including a car locator if you can’t remember where you parked!)

Remember, you can’t take hot drinks onto the plane, so make sure you finish that perfect Melbourne coffee before it’s time to board!

Check out a detailed map of the terminal to orient yourself before you go.