Getting there

The Venue:

Arrow On Swanston

488 Swanston Street, Carlton

(Just a short walk from Melbourne Central Station)


Getting There & Parking: 

Tullamarine Airport Melbourne Via Sky Bus: (you can also book tickets on line)

When arriving in Melbourne

Simply board SkyBus express (RED COLOURED BUS) from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Southern Cross Station. Check in at our Hotel Transfer Service booth and a SkyBus mini-bus will drop you at your hotel/motel. Please note, due to road restrictions, at-the-door drop off is not possible for all hotels. To confirm the drop off point for your accommodation, please speak to your SkyBus Customer Service Officer when booking your Hotel Transfer Service at Southern Cross Station. There is no need to book in advance.


When departing Melbourne

Ask your concierge to call SkyBus on +(61 3) 9600 1711 (quoting your room number) to reserve a pick-up time for the SkyBus Hotel Transfer Service.

It is advisable to book your pickup as early as possible. We can take bookings up to one hour prior to departure (subject to availability). Bookings must be made during operating hours. You will be taken to our city terminal at Southern Cross Station to board an express SkyBus shuttle to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine).


Other Options

If arriving late at night from Tullamarine airport, catch the Sky Bus into Southern Cross Station and then get a cab to Arrow on Swanston. With no traffic it should only take about 5 min. Remember if you are tempted to take a cab in peak hour traffic it could take ages!


Public Transport to Melbourne

Must have a MYKI card. You can purchase them at the airport. The general store next door to Arrow on Swanston also has them. (The ABAA venue)

The closest Station is Melbourne Central Station. Get out at the Swanston Street exit. Arrow on Swanston is just a couple of blocks from Melbourne Central Station. You could get a tram if you don’t want to walk. Any tram going up Swanston Street towards Carlton. You can also get a tram from Flinders Street Station going up Swanston Street heading towards Carlton. It should only take about 5 min.


Driving avoid it if you can. Even outside peak hour it’s still pretty busy.


Limousine or Chauffered car hire

Arrive in style, comfort and affordable prices.  Why take a taxi when a limo could be waiting for you or your group!

Company - Metro Limo

Contact: Crystal 0409 942 232

Frank 0400 320 848.



Cost of a Taxi from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport to Arrow on Swanston.

In 2013 I used a government site Taxi Fare Estimator (time off peak) – Please note that this is an estimate only and the price can be much more depending on traffic. The trip is about 20 min.


Your taxi trip at: From: Melbourne Airport To: Ground 488 Swanston St, Carlton Vic 3053 is estimated to cost:* $60 This trip is based on a distance of: 22.35km


This trip includes the following fee(s):

·         Airport fee

·         Tollway fee at a cost of $6.80



Parking is available at Arrow on Swanston for $15 a day. Just buzz reception when entering the car park and let them know you are attending The Australian Body Art Awards. If they ask, just say you will park your car first and then go to reception to pay for it. You then need to display the ticket on the dash board of your car. Give yourself plenty of time to do this as the hotel reception can get very busy at times.

0407 627 427