Your guide to Terminal 4 at Melbourne Airport
If you’re flying with Jetstar from Melbourne Airport’s Terminal 4, here’s the whole layout: how to get there, where to park, how to check in, where to eat and how to get to your gate.
- March 2020
Driving and parking at Melbourne Airport
Driving to the airport from Melbourne CBD
Melbourne Airport is 22km from the CBD. Take the Tullamarine Freeway and follow the signs to the airport. To get to Terminal 4, take the Mercer Drive exit, then go right at the roundabout onto Airport Drive and follow it along to the Terminal 4 car park.
Driving to the airport from Sunbury
Melbourne Airport is 20km from Sunbury. From Sunbury Road, take the Centre Road exit into the airport, following it around Francis Briggs Road and Apac Drive, then left onto Airport Drive along 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 about 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 Transport Hub.
If you’re dropping someone off at Terminal 4, the drop-off point is on Level 2 of the Transport Hub.
Parking at Melbourne Airport Terminal 4
The Terminal T4 car park is just 100 metres 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 notify the car park in advance if you plan on staying longer than 60 days.
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.
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.
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 up to 28 days before your domestic flight (online check in closes 35 minutes before your flight), then scan the code on your mobile at the kiosk to print out your luggage 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.
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.
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, Witchery, Peter Alexander or Rip Curl – browse the full store listings before you go.
Getting to your gate
Check your boarding pass to see what time you need be at your gate (generally around 25 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.
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!