Australian Society for Fish Biology Conference 2018October 7 - 11, 2018 Melbourne, Australia

Venue & Location

Rydges on Swanston, Melbourne

Rydges Swanton

Address: 701 Swanston St, Carlton VIC 3053

Phone: +61 3 9347 7811
Fax: +61 3 9347 7811


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 $25 per day for in-house guests and is subject to availability.

Taxi Fares and surcharges

Taxi meters are clearly visible, so you can keep check of your fare as you ride. Late night taxi trips must be paid for in advance. Between 10pm and 5am in Victoria, the driver will ask you for an up-front deposit, based on a table of point to point estimates. Use the fare estimator to work out what your trip is likely to cost. Melbourne cabs attract additional charges like a late night surcharge from midnight to 5am, a fee for phone bookings, a fee for using the Citylink freeway and a fee for taxis waiting at the airport rank.

Melbourne's major taxi companies include:


SkyBus have been providing transfers to and from Melbourne Airport for over 40 years.

SkyBus City Express service operates 24 hours, seven days a week, including all public holidays leaving at least every ten minutes during the day. SkyBus St Kilda Express service operates 365 days a year from 6.30am to 7pm. Buses depart approximately every 30 minutes on weekdays, and every hour on weekends and public holidays. SkyBus Frankston and Peninsula service operates every day except Christmas from 4.20am to 7.25pm. 

Fare: $18.00 - $35.00

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