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Skybus Launches New Direct Airport Express for Southbank And Docklands

November 2, 2017 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email

SkyBus, operators of Melbourne’s popular airport express, has launched a new direct service connecting passengers in Southbank and Docklands to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.

The Southbank Docklands Airport Express has been introduced to benefit local residents, corporate tenants and hotel accommodation providers throughout this area. At $19 ($18 online) one way, the service provides travellers a direct, affordable and frequent airport transfer alternative, without the hassle of travelling into the CBD first, for their airport journey.

Starting 5th November, the new service will have a daily operation from 7am to 7pm and bus frequency of 30 minutes on weekdays and hourly on weekends. The Southbank Docklands Airport Express has four convenient pick up points within the Southbank and Docklands precincts including Harbour Esplanade, City Road (Queensbridge St), City Road (Eureka Tower) and Whiteman Street.

Commenting on the benefits and potential of the new service, Michael Sewards, SkyBus coCEO and Director said: “We believe that our Southbank Docklands Airport Express is the smarter way to go on all fronts for those living and visiting this growing precinct, which will bridge the gap between existing higher priced, unreliable airport transfer options in this area and local community demands for a better alternative.”

“This service not only provides better connectivity for the wider Southbank and Docklands communities but provides a vital direct airport connection with Melbourne’s expanding convention and conference facilities.”

“We are committed to develop and invest in further dedicated airport express services with world class customer experience, high frequency, safety, affordability and convenience. To achieve this, we will continue working closely with relevant stakeholders and partners to provide further expanded dedicated airport services to benefit the wider community,” added Mr Sewards.

The Southbank Docklands Airport Express is SkyBus’ sixth airport dedicated express service launched in Victoria, and the third in the last 12 months. It joins other successful SkyBus airport express services from Southern Cross Station, St Kilda, Frankston, AvalonGeelong and Avalon-City, as well as the highly patronised Auckland, New Zealand SkyBus service.

Interstate and international passengers can now visit Crown Casino, Melbourne Convention Centre, Eureka Tower, Etihad Stadium or the Melbourne Star directly from Melbourne Airport with the new service. Moving forward, other places of interest such as The District (Harbour Town) will also be easily accessible from the SkyBus Docklands Drive stop.

With SkyBus, passengers can enjoy numerous benefits such as free Wi-Fi, ample luggage storage space, online ticket purchasing, EFT payment on-board, reduced seniors fare and the popular ‘Kids Travel Free’ policy.

For more information about the Southbank Docklands Airport Express, including locations of stops, route, timetable and ticket fares, visit skybus.com.au/southbankdocklands (web link goes live on 5th November)

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