Melbourne's new Southern Cross Station is a veritable master piece of contemporary architecture and is part of the redevelopment of the wider Melbourne Docklands development. The architect responsible for the design is Nicholas Grimshaw. The structural engineering design was performed by Winward Structures. The station has been awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects' Lubetkin Prize for most outstanding building outside the European Union. The other buildings nominated were the Des Moines Public Library and the Hearst Tower, New York City.
How to get there from Alto Hotel on Bourke
Accommodation near Southern Cross Station Melbourne
Southern Cross Station and Skybus are only 80 meters or 2 minutes walk from Alto Hotel on Bourke, the station and Skybus are easily seen from our front door.
As you leave the hotel, turn right into Bourke St. and walk 80 meters to the corner of Spencer St., and you have arrived.
TRAINS : please use the left entrance, directly opposite Bourke St.
SKYBUS : and other bus services, please use the right entrance, directly opposite Bourke St.
Airport Transfers with Skybus, Sunbus & Sita Coaches
A quick and convenient way to get to the airport, airport transfers operate regularly from Southern Cross Station. Services include:
SKYBUS [to Tullamarine Airport]
Cheaper and more convenient than a taxi. Express between Melbourne Airport Tullamarine – Melbourne City, with free hotel transfers. For information visit: www.skybus.com.au
SUNBUS/ SITA COACHES [To Avalon Airport]
Sita Coaches operates the Avalon Airport Transfers between Melbourne and Avalon Airport. For information visit: www.sitacoaches.com.au
Many different rail services operate from Southern Cross Station: around Melbourne, to country Victoria and all over Australia.
Your guide to public transport in Melbourne and Victoria.
For comprehensive information about getting around Melbourne visit: www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au
Myki is the new ticketing system for travel on trains, trams and buses across Victoria. For more information visit: www.myki.com.au
For your convenience Myki visitor packs preset with credit for a full days travel are available from hotel reception and can be charged to your room account. If you want more travel simply top up your Myki with as much credit as you like at the tram stop 50 meters from the hotel.