Avalon Airport (AAV) is Melbourne's second airport, located about 40 minutes drive from the Westgate Bridge. It is considered to be the second gateway to Melbourne. The airport is a great alternative to flying into Melbourne if you find a cheap flight because a hire car will still give you access to all of Melbourne's great attractions.
When booking a flight into Melbourne, do not get Avalon Airport confused with Melbourne Tullamarine Airport. The fact that Avalon Airport is only 15 minutes drive from Geelong (Victoria's second-largest city) doesn't seem to make any difference to the advertising. Either way, both Melbourne and Geelong are easily accessible from Avalon Airport, once you've hopped off the plane and into your rental car.
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Geelong is easily accessible via Avalon Airport and is only approximately 20mins south.
Avalon Airport is on the main road, the Princes Freeway, between Melbourne and Geelong. Driving to either city is pretty easy. If you're heading to Melbourne, then turn your Avalon Airport car rental left as you leave the airport, and go across the freeway overpass to take a right turn onto the Princes Freeway. Basically, all you need to do now is follow the signs all the way to the bright lights of lovely Melbourne.
Avalon —a place where you'll definitely go back to! Avalon is located at the outer suburb of Geelong, Victoria. It is situated on the western shore of Port Phillip Bay to the southwest of Melbourne, and its Local Government Area is the City of Greater Geelong. The suburb of Avalon is well known for the Avalon Raceway and Avalon Airport, which is the new home base of the budget domestic airline, Jetstar Airways, and the site of the biennial Avalon International Airshow. Even though located on the outskirts of Geelong, the Avalon Airport operates as the second airport for the city of Melbourne.