Sleeping inside or in nearby hotels (MEL)


Possibility to spend the night at Melbourne airport (MEL), if open 24 hours. Services available, places to rest (free resting zones), or look for the list of nearby hotels and vip lounges.

Overnight layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area

Please note that some published services and schedules may be subject to change. If the idea is to spend the night in the public area, consider a plan B in case the stay inside the airport is only allowed for those who are about to board.
Spending the night at the airport

Melbourne airport is large and the toilets are quite separate, so it can be a difficult stay if you're not travelling with people of the same sex. It's generally noisy and the air conditioning is often very strong, so keep earplugs and blankets handy.

Where to rest: The quietest and most secluded places are the Arrivals area of Terminal 1, the corridor connecting terminals 3 and 4, and the corridor leading to the Terminal 3 security checkpoint. However, the benches, although they don't have armrests, are not very comfortable. Some seats in the on-site cafeterias may be better. Another option is to use one of the VIP lounges. The only problem is that they close at night. On the other hand, there is a hotel connected to the terminals by a covered walkway.

Baggage: There is a left-luggage service in Terminal 2, but it only operates from 6:00 am to 1:00 am. There are lockers on the ground floor of the Terminal 4 car park.

Eating and drinking: McDonald's, in the corridor between terminals 2 and 3 and in the Terminal 4 food court, is open 24 hours a day.

Restrooms: Showers can be found inside the public area of Terminal 2 and in the VIP lounges.

Wi-Fi: Free and unlimited.

Other services available around the clock: ATMs, baby changing facilities, children's playground.

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Nearby Hotels

The ParkRoyal Melbourne Airport is connected to the terminals via sky bridges. In addition, the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport and the Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport are located within walking distance of the precinct. There are more options in the surrounding area, including:

Ciloms Airport Lodge (2.6 km/1.6 miles)
Quality Hotel Melbourne Airport (3.3 km/2.1 miles)
Airport Tourist Village Melbourne (3.4 km/2.1 miles)
Best Western Melbourne Airport (3.4 km/2.1 miles)
Mantra Melbourne Airport (3.5 km/2.2 miles)


Latest updates: September 15, 2023

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