Flights from London
There are several good options when booking flights from London. With a number of large international airports, London is a major hub for air transport, and is therefore a good starting point for travel to many destinations around the world. London Heathrow, London Gatwick, and London Stansted are all busy departure points, and can all be reached by road or public transport from the city centre. London City and London Luton airports are also departure points for flights from London.
Getting to the airport
When travelling by car, each of the major airports offers extensive parking facilities, often with dedicated bus transfer from the car park to the air terminals. Meanwhile, there are also a number of ways to get to the airports by public transport. London Heathrow, for example, is 15 miles from central London and can be reached in about an hour on the Piccadilly line of the London Underground, or in 15 to 30 minutes by express train from Paddington station. London Gatwick, 28 miles outside central London, can be reached by express train from Victoria station in about half an hour. London Stansted is further away, at 40 miles from central London, and is 45 minutes away by train from Liverpool Street station.
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With the number of airports within easy reach of central London, there are good possibilities for different flights from London to Melbourne. For a comprehensive search of current offers, check ebookers.com. As well as air travel, ebookers.com lets travellers book car rental and accommodation in just a few clicks.
Flying to or from London Heathrow? Check out our guides to find out about the different options of getting there and how to transfer between airports:
Melbourne International Airport
Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne, is situated at the top of Port Phillip Bay on the continent's south-eastern coastline. Melbourne serves as capital for the state of Victoria and offers visitors extensive shopping, cultural, and sporting activities. If you're searching for discount prices on airfare to Melbourne, ebookers can find you the best deals, as well as help you arrange every detail of your travel itinerary. You'll be flying into the Melbourne International Airport, which is located approximately sixteen miles from the centre of the city. Before you leave the airport, you can check out the many duty-free shops inside or grab a quick coffee at Café Vue.
Transportation from Melbourne International Airport
If you've arranged your car rental with ebookers, you can find counters for Hertz, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Thrifty, and Redspot on the ground floor of the airport's short-term car park. Skybus offers visitors arriving in Melbourne transport to the city for $17 for one person and $38 for families. Metropolitan Melbourne Bus Services and several other shuttle and bus companies offer pickups for passengers outside the main terminal that will get you into the city quickly. You can hail a taxi outside the short-term car park or arrange for a pickup in advance.
Weather in Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne's oceanic climate makes weather in the city hard to predict. Cold fronts from the south sometimes bring in unseasonably cold temperatures during the spring and summer, so be sure to pack warm clothing no matter what season you're arriving. Average summer temperatures range between 20°C and 24°C, while winter temperatures average between 13°C and 16°C. Rain is common in every season, so be sure to pack and umbrella and rain gear.
Major Attractions in Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne is a modern multicultural city with a wide variety of museums, sporting events, places to shop, and more. Many travellers from the UK visit to tour the set of the popular soap opera, Neighbours. Phillip Island offers a unique opportunity to view the penguin parade, while a visit to Grampians National Park allows you to hike and view native wildlife and wildflowers in the Great Dividing Range. Whether you're visiting Melbourne for a quick getaway or planning an exciting family holiday, ebookers can help you find the best rates for airfare, hotel accommodation, and car rentals.
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