Melbourne Hotels near Cruise Port Terminal (Station Pier)

Port of Melbourne Hotels near Station Pier Cruise and Ferry Terminal

Skyline of Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne cruise port terminal, Station Pier is delightfully located in a
cosmopolitan suburb of the city. It’s a premier cruise ship terminal
which also provides a ferry service to and from Tasmania. The splendid
Station Pier is a great point from which to begin your visit to Melbourne whether
travelling to this exciting destination on business or leisure.

The pier along with its unique Gate House are also listed buildings so don’t forget
your camera to capture the quaint architecture. Many visitors choose to reserve
cheap hotels and accommodation deals in the area due to stunning views
as well as easy access to Port Phillip Bay.


Where to Stay ?

Cruise ships dock at the main cruise terminal at Station Pier, located less than 5 km or 3 mi from the city centre (Central Business District, CBD). Station Pier has four operating berths.

Staying in top of the range, medium, budget or cheap hotels in the vicinity of Station Pier is a great idea. Not only will you be near the cruise terminal but also historical cottages and old fashioned pubs.

The Bay Street district is one of the best areas to find suitable hotel deals. Spacious hotel rooms are perfect for families, groups of friends, couples and single travelers. It’s only around 15 minutes to Station Pier from Bay Street so you’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the sights before setting off to the cruise port terminal.

Of course, Melbourne in Australia itself has many attractions to admire. It’s a city with a low key atmosphere built around the majestic Yarra River making it very popular with visitors from around the world.

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Melbourne CBD downtown
ibis Hotel and Apartments
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Budget friendly aparthotel within walking distance of Melbourne’s CBD district.

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Causeway Inn On The Mall
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Well priced central Melbourne CBD property, set on Bourke Street Mall

Sunset Melbourne central business district
Crowne Plaza Melbourne
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Luxury 4 star hotel overlooking the Yarra River. Close to port and CBD.

Melbourne Cruise and Ferry Port in Australia
  • Station Pier Passenger Terminal

    Vessels dock at Station Pier, a few miles southwest of the Central Business District (CBD).

    You can easily get to the terminal building via public transport. Bus 109 Express shuttle goes directly to Station Pier, departing from the Arts Centre Melbourne. You can also take Tram 109, which has a stop a five minute walk from Station Pier. Taxi’s to and from the cruise terminal/city centre hotels are also available.

    A major cruise line departing from the port is P&O Australia. Other companies include Princess Cruises, Silversea, and Crystal Cruises.

    Downtown Melbourne in Australia

  • Cheap Deals

    One of the many advantages of reserving cheap hotels and last minute deals in and around Melbourne cruise port is transportation.

    A good selection of hotels provide their guests with transport to and from Station Pier cruise terminal. There are also two cost-effective public transport options into Downtown Melbourne Australia, shuttle bus or the tram.

    Grab a bite to eat and have a drink or two with the friendly locals. Check out the street cafes that overlook Port Phillip Bay while chilling out watching the many international cruise ships come and go. Cheap hotels and accommodation deals provide a comfortable base from which to explore Bay Street with its stylish boutiques, gourmet restaurants, bars and coffee houses.

    Shuttle buses operate every weekday from the cruise port terminal to Flanders Street Station close to the city’s arts precinct. Hop on a tram at Beacon Cove which will take you right into the city center along Collins Street. The tram terminus is only a short 10 minute walk from the cruise port terminal, Station Pier.

    Some voyages departing from Melbourne will end in other Australian ports such as Sydney and Brisbane. In both ports you can find plenty of cheap deals as well. Check our hotels near Sydney cruise port terminal and Brisbane Cruise Port Hotels.

    Other departure ports in Australia are Perth (Fremantle), the coastal city of Adelaide and Cairns Queensland.

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  • Ferry Terminal

    Station Pier is also the main ferry port for ferries to /and from Devonport, located on the island of Tasmania. It’s the home port of the Spirit of Tasmania I and II, which crosses the Bass Strait at a cruising speed of 27 knots.

    address : Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia

    web : portofmelbourne

  • Nearest Airport

    Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport (IATA : MEL) is the main international airport. The airport is situated approx. 20km northwest of Melbourne downtown area hotels.

    A number of regular buses provide a direct service between the airport and Melbourne CBD (SmartBus Route 901, Route 478, 479 and 482). Taxi’s are also available outside the 3 terminals.

    web : Melbourne Airport

  • Some Cruise Facts


    The Australian Dollar (AUD) is the official currency in Australia. You will find plenty of banks and ATM’s.


    English is the main spoken language in the country.

    Car Parking

    No public parking is available on Station Pier. A limited number of short-term car parks are available nearby in the Waterfront Place, immediately adjoining Station Pier.
    Long-term car parking is available at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport.

    Visitor Information

    Melbourne Visitor Centre Address : 2 Swanston Street, Melbourne Australia

    tel : 03 9658 9658

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