Book a flight from Amsterdam to Melbourne with Qatar Airways and you’ll experience exceptional treatment at every level from the moment you check-in to the moment you land. Thanks to spacious cabins and ergonomically designed seating, you can stretch out and relax, and choose from some exclusive services throughout your flight, brought to you by professional and attentive cabin crew. Dine on a variety of dishes from a menu of delicious cuisine created by award-winning chefs, and arrive in the coastal capital of Victoria ready for business or pleasure.
Melbourne is an attractive mix of tree-lined thoroughfares and boulevards, and stately buildings dating from the 19th century. The centre of the city is Federation Square with its plazas, restaurants and range of cultural events throughout the year, a gathering place for visitors and residents alike. Arts Centre Melbourne is a showcase for art performances from across the region, and the National Gallery of Victoria displays indigenous and modern art.
A centre for international commerce and the heart of Europe’s diamond industry, Amsterdam is a unique city with a laid-back atmosphere and a vibrant tourist scene. Customers flying from Amsterdam with Qatar Airways will find Schiphol Airport just as welcoming and eclectic, but with an additional air of efficiency that makes it one of the most popular business departure points in Europe. The staff go out of their way to make the start of your journey as smooth and as hassle-free as possible.
Transportation and parking
The airport is just under five miles from the centre of Amsterdam, and is well served by public transport systems. A railway terminal is located in the centre of the airport under Schiphol Plaza, and journeys from the centre of the city to the airport by train take approximately 15 minutes.
Buses are plentiful and connect the airport to Amsterdam and all other major Dutch cities. Taxis can be pre-booked by your hotel concierge or hailed, and many hotels also offer a free shuttle service to the airport. Parking is good, with two short-term car parks close to the terminal, and a long-term car park some 4km from the airport, connected by a free, 24-hour shuttle service.
At the airport
Customers flying from Amsterdam with Qatar Airways will usually leave from concourse D or G. The single terminal is split into three different departure halls, so it’s important to ensure you leave plenty of time to get to the correct departure point for your flight. Security at the airport, as in all European departure points, is very tight, so allow extra time to clear check-in and security checks.
Facilities and amenities
It’s easy to get connected at the airport, with free Wi-Fi throughout and internet kiosks in departure areas 1 and 2, as well as specialist multimedia telephone outlets that can also be used for SMS messaging. Food lovers are well served with an excellent selection of vendors serving both on-the-go snacks and more substantial meals. Retail outlets range from luxury goods to Duty Free and travel accessories. Massage and hairdresser services are available for pre-flight pampering, and a prayer room provides quiet space for devotions.
The cultural capital of Australia welcomes visitors from all around the world. Fly to Melbourne with Qatar Airways and find out what a pleasure long-haul travel can be with our award-winning service.
Melbourne’s reputation as a cultural centre is well-earned. Festivals, events and shows bring everything from live theatre to music and art to this thriving city, while a host of attractions keep visitors entertained all year-round.
Flinders Street Railway Station is probably the most recognisable landmark in Melbourne and is a typical example of colonial-era architecture. The main entrance has a cluster of clocks hanging over it, and is a meeting point for locals.
Eureka Tower is the tallest residential building in the Southern Hemisphere. Climb to the top (if you have a head for heights) to get some spectacular panoramic views of Melbourne.
For all the hustle and bustle of everyday Melbourne life, head to the Queen Victoria Market. Huge and colourful, you can get just about anything you want here, including unusual souvenirs and antiques.
Flowing through the heart of the city is the Yarra – known as the "river that flows upside down" because of its brown colour, it’s actually a lot more scenic than it sounds, with some beautiful walks and picnic spots along its banks.
Flights to Melbourne with Qatar Airways land at Melbourne Airport, also referred to as Tullamarine Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Melbourne please check the visa and passport requirements.
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