Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

How to get there?

Coming by Tram

Trams run every 6-12 minutes and stop outside the Melbourne Exhibition Centre (Clarendon Street):

  • Tram lines 12, 96 and 109 travel along Clarendon Street from South Melbourne, Port Melbourne and St. Kilda and service the CBD via Collins and Bourke Streets.
  • Tram line 70 runs along Flinders Street stopping on the north side of the Melbourne Convention Centre.

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Coming by Train

The closest train station is Southern Cross Station (Spencer Street) and is just a short stroll from MCEC. Alternatively, when you exit the station, you can catch the 96, 109 or 12 tram routes and arrive at MCEC in just a few stops. Trains run every 15 to 20 minutes.

For train timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

Coming by Car

The venue is easily accessed by the City’s roadways and freeways. City Link connects the Centre with the airport in just 20 minutes.

If you’re getting a lift to the Convention Centre, the entrance near DFO is the closest drop off point. If you’re driving, the Exhibition Centre car park can be accessed via Normanby Road. Additionally, there are secure car parks located in and around South Wharf including South Wharf Retail Car Park, Siddeley Street Carpark, Freeway Carpark and Montague Street Carpark.

Coming by Bus

From Monday to Friday, bus route 237 goes via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street, which is roughly a five-minute walk to MCEC. For bus timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

Coming by Taxi or Uber

If you’re heading to the Exhibition Centre, ask your taxi or Uber driver to drop you off at MCEC’s Clarendon Street entrance. If you’re going to the Convention Centre, ask your driver to drop you off at Convention Centre Place, next to Pan Pacific Melbourne and DFO South Warf. We have two nearby taxi ranks – Crown, Clarendon Street and DFO, Convention Centre Place.

Coming from the Airport

When you arrive from Melbourne Airport (also known as Tullamarine Airport), you have three options. You can catch a taxi from outside your terminal or request an Uber by following the signs outside your terminal to the pick up zones. You can also get the Skybus, which has a service called the Southbank Docklands Express that stops at the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC.