Melbourne Terminal 4: Everything you need to know

Taking off on a domestic flight out of Melbourne Airport? Get the lowdown: here’s everything you need to know about Tullamarine’s coolest terminal.

Melbourne Airport Terminal 4 entrance
  • Janine Eberle
  • March 2019

Where is Terminal 4 at Melbourne Airport?

T4 is all about easy access. If you’re driving in from central Melbourne along the Tullamarine Freeway, T4 is your first stop: look out for the Mercer Drive exit.

Just across the road from the terminal is the Transport Hub. If family, friends or an Uber driver is picking you up or dropping you off, there’s a free pick-up point on level 2. If your lift wants to come and meet you in the terminal they can park here for as little as AUD $11 an hour if they book ahead opens in new window.

Melbourne Airport Terminal 4 Transport Hub
The Transport Hub.

How to get to Terminal 4 at Tullamarine Airport

Whatever your wheels, T4 has an easy answer for airport transport.

If you’re driving, you can park at the Terminal 4 car park for up to 45 days – book ahead opens in new window to get the best rates. Shuttle buses from the long-term car parks stop directly outside the terminal.

Rideshare services pick up and drop off on level 2 of the Transport Hub.

If you take Skybus, Terminal 4 is the first airport stop, just outside between Terminals 3 and 4.

Public buses arrive at and depart from the Transport Hub on the ground floor of the T4 car park.

Find out all the details on transport options, with maps, on the Melbourne Airport website opens in new window.

Melbourne Airport Terminal 4 map

Jetstar check-in at Terminal 4 Melbourne

Checking in has never been so easy. DIY using a self-service kiosk; if you have bags, drop them at the bag drop. Jetstar team members are there to help you if you have any problems.

Even better, if you check in online before you get to the airport you can go straight upstairs to your gate if you have no baggage (and simply drop your bags at the bag drop if you do).

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

Eating and shopping at Terminal 4

Once you’re through security, kick back in the central departure lounge. Relax before boarding with a Brunetti’s coffee or a Boost Juice, or munch out on anything from a healthy salad to a Krispy Kreme donut.

Get a pre-flight shopping hit at big-brand stores like Witchery, Peter Alexander or Rip Curl – browse the full store listings opens in new window before you go.

Getting to your gate

Our top tip for doing T4 like a pro is to stay in the central lounge until your flight boards. There are limited seats and facilities at the gates, so don’t go to your gate too early.

Boarding announcements are limited, so keep your eye on the flight information screens. Watch the colours – when the status of your flight turns green (about 40 minutes before departure), that’s when it’s time to head towards the gate.

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

The walkway

Now for a nice leg-stretch before you buckle up for your flight. The departure lounge is connected to the Jetstar gates by a 700-metre walkway. For most healthy adults it's around a seven-minute walk – not as long as St Kilda Pier, but still enough to burn 32 calories.

If you have trouble walking or infants in tow, there’s a buggy that does constant laps – don’t hesitate to flag it down and it will pick you up. There are also wheelchairs available at each end (book ahead).

T4 top tips

  • You’ll find free filtered water fountains around the terminal (including on the walkway).
  • There are toilets around the terminal, including at the gates.
  • Also at the gates is a coffee and snack bar with a small selection of newspapers, books and magazines.
  • Remember, you can’t take hot drinks onto the plane. Make sure you finish your coffee before it’s time to board!
  • Check out a detailed map of the terminal opens in new window to orient yourself before you go.
  • Travelling in summer? Arrive early for a drink at T3½ opens in new window, the pop-up beer garden between T3 and T4.

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Pop-up bar between Terminals 3 and 4
Summertime pop-up bar.