Getting to the Venue

In an effort to make Australian Open travel as easy as possible we have listed information on all the modes of transport to the Melbourne and Olympic Park Precinct. Buses, trams and trains operate regularly and virtually drop you off right at the door of the venue.

Trams – The Rod Laver and Vodafone Arenas are serviced by the no.70 tram, which departs from Flinders Street to Wattle Park. Trams from Richmond station will also ferry you to the venue.

Buses – Buses traveling down Punt Road will stop at the corner of Olympic Boulevard and from there it is a mere 500m walk to Vodafone Arena, Rod Laver Arena and Olympic Park Stadium. Take the no.605 bus from the City to Gardenvale.

Water Taxis – The Melbourne Water Taxis can accommodate as many as 12 people, but have to be pre-booked. They operate on the Yarra River seven days per week and drop passengers at the docking platform opposite the Rod Laver Arena. Contact Melbourne Water Taxis on telephone: 03 9686 0914 to make your booking.

Trains – Flinders Street, Richmond and Jolimont train stations are all within walking distance of the venue and make Australian Open travel a pleasure!

Taxis – There is a dedicated taxi rank situated next to The Oval on Olympic Boulevard. Taxis in Melbourne are safe and efficient.

Rental Car ‘drop off and go’ – There is a ‘drop off and go’ facility for rental cars just south of the coach ‘drop off and go’ area on Batman Avenue, outside the Rod Laver Arena

For more information including timetables and fares contact Metlink on telephone: 131 638 or go here
Authorities are trying to discourage private transport as there is limited parking at the venue. Herewith a brief run down of where to park and what it costs.

Parking entrances:

Entrance A – next to William Barak Bridge, off Batman Avenue. Parking for all.

Entrance B – Undercover at Rod Laver Arena, off Batman Avenue. Offers reserved & disabled parking only.

Entrance C – No public parking.

Entrance D – Located next to Vodafone Arena, off Olympic Boulevard and is open 24 hours a day.

Non-event parking – AUS$6.00

Event parking – AUS$10.00

Melbourne is 876 km from Sydney, 1658 km from Brisbane and 3412 km from Perth, making it an easily accessible event for Australian Open travel.