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Need to get from Airport to Melbourne Showgrounds!!

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Need to get from Airport to Melbourne Showgrounds!!

Hi guys,live in Perth and I am hoping to get my husband to Melbourne, then from Tullamarine Airport to the Melbourne Showgrounds for a show - stay overnight and out again the next day. Any suggestions as to the best way to get to the Showgrounds and any recommendations for a cheap overnight stay? Cheers

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1. Re: Need to get from Airport to Melbourne Showgrounds!!

The Show grounds are located in Ascot Vale, next to Flemington race course and there are a number of ways to get and stay in the arera.

The Quest apartments in Epsom Road are within walking distance of the show grounds. Obviously the best way to get from the airport to Ascot Vale is by taxi. However, the cheapest way would be to catch the Skybus into Southern Cross station, then catch a tram (or walk - about 15 minutes) to Elizabeth St. There you can catch number 57 tram that goes to West Maribyrnong and get off in Epsom Road - right in front of the apratments.

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2. Re: Need to get from Airport to Melbourne Showgrounds!!

If you want super cheap accommodation, the YHA North Melbourne hostel is not far from the showgrounds and almost on the No 57 tram route as mentioned by Navy.

There is a train station inside the showgrounds, but the trains only run on it when there are special events. Check this link to see if your show is one of them melbourneshowgrounds.com/attending-an-event/…

If so, then the train runs from Flinders St Station and there are plenty of cheap accommodation alternatives in that area including several backpacker hostels.

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3. Re: Need to get from Airport to Melbourne Showgrounds!!

I would catch a taxi to Park Squire Motor Inn http://www.parksquire.com.au/

You can get a room there for under $100.

The No.57 tram stops about 100m from the motel, or if he is feeling fit, it is about a 3km walk to the showgrounds.

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4. Re: Need to get from Airport to Melbourne Showgrounds!!

After a long flight from Perth, do you really want to spend more than an hour leaping on and off different forms of public transport to get to Ascot Vale when you can jump in a taxi and get there in 25 minutes?

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