Transport and Services

Rydges Hotel  is very accessible by tram however is just out of the the  free  tram  zone,  so you  will need  a  Myki card if travelling there by tram. You get off at stop La Trobe/Swanston St which is a 60m walk to the venue.

You  can  purchase  a  Myki  at:

  • Victoria  Market  Pharmacy
  • Elizabeth  Supermarket/Convenience  Store  (right  across  the  road)
  • 7 Eleven  Vic  Market  (virtually  next  door)
  • Victoria  Market  Tattslotto
  • Train stations

Rydges  has many connecting  tram  lines from Melbounre Central station Swanston St Exit they are:

  • 1
  • 3/3a
  • 5
  • 64
  • 72

Directions from Airport

From Tullamarine Airport it is about half an hour (20km). Travel along the Tullamarine Freeway and turn left onto Flemington Road. Turn left at Grattan Street, right at Swanston Street and right again at Lincoln Square North. Rydges on Swanston Melbourne is on your right.

A taxi is approximately $45 – $50. Shuttle service is approximately $16 one way or $26 return (40 minutes) and will take you to the CBD.

From the CBD – just 1.5km north.  Travel along Swanston Street and Rydges on Swanston is on your left. A taxi is approximately $8.00 and a five minute drive.


Secure undercover car parking is available for $35 per day for in-house guests and is subject to availability.

Only minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, accommodation at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne is an easy walk to the vibrant cafes and restaurants of the famous Lygon Street, as well as the sights and tastes of the Queen Victoria Markets.  There’s easy access to CBD Melbourne, Carlton Gardens, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Museum, IMAX theatre, Melbourne Zoo, National Gallery of Victoria, Victorian Arts Centre, Flemington Racecourse, Southgate Shopping Centre, Crown Casino, MCG and Telstra Dome.