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Ring & Ride waiting zone

Dec 21, 2011

Melbourne Airport has introduced a new free waiting zone where drivers can wait safely before collecting arriving passengers from the terminal forecourt area.

The ‘Ring & Ride’ waiting zone offers free parking for up to 20 minutes and between 20 and 40 minutes for just two dollars.

The new ‘Ring & Ride’ waiting zone has been introduced in response to customer feedback and the growing concern about drivers parking illegally on the Tullamarine Freeway or other roadways while they waited to pick up arriving passengers.

Drivers doing repeat laps around the terminal while they wait to pick up their passengers have also increased congestion within the terminal forecourt area.

The ‘Ring & Ride’ waiting zone works in conjunction with Melbourne Airport’s forecourt project, the APAC Drive on-ramp and other ongoing projects which are all designed to reduce congestion in and around the airport precinct and provide a better experience for our passengers and visitors to the airport.


The Ring & Ride waiting zone is located in a designated area within the Long Term Car Park.
Enter through the two Long Term Car Park gates located on Terminal Drive and Centre Road.

Once inside the car park, follow the signs or line markings to the ‘Ring & Ride’ zone. When passengers are ready to be picked up, drivers exit through the Long Term Car Park on to Melrose Drive to come up to the terminal forecourt.

Click here for a map of where the Ring & Ride waiting zone is located


0-20 minutes – FREE
20-40 minutes - $2
40 – 60 minutes - $4
Normal Long Term Car Park rates apply after one hour.

An automatic pay station is located close to the ‘Ring & Ride’ zone.

Click here for more information about the Ring & Ride waiting zone, including Frequently Asked Questions

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