A refined level of service and a selection of award-winning services designed to make the hours slip by, are what make flights from Frankfurt to Melbourne with Qatar Airways such a pleasure. Ample leg space and a menu composed entirely of mouth-watering cuisine set a new standard for luxury air travel. Add to this the attentions of an unfailingly courteous and highly-trained cabin crew, and you have all you need for the perfect flight.
Melbourne is a supremely stylish city, cosmopolitan and dynamic and full of chic coffee shops and upmarket restaurants. The city’s more recent history is engagingly reflected in its Gold Rush period architecture, and for culture lovers there are plenty of excellent museums and modern art galleries. The city centre is famous for its rooftop restaurants, and there are numerous sporting venues in a city that takes its leisure activities very seriously.
One of the world’s leading financial centres, Frankfurt is a thriving city that also has plenty of cultural attractions.
It is well served by its incredibly efficient airport, which has a reputation for excellence and is regarded as one of Europe’s main air transport hubs.
Passengers flying from Frankfurt with Qatar Airways will find a clean, incredibly well run airport where staff are keen to ensure that the passenger experience is a particularly good one. Facilities are exceptional, particularly for business passengers.
Transportation and parking
The Regional Train Station (platforms 1-3) is located beneath Terminal 1. From here, S-Bahn commuter trains run to and from the centre of Frankfurt, with a journey time of 15 minutes from the city’s central station to the airport.
Platforms 4-7 are for long-distance trains from other locations such as Cologne, making this a convenient airport for passengers travelling from across Germany. Regular buses and shuttles run from the centre of Frankfurt and take approximately 15 minutes. Taxis are plentiful and take around 20-30 minutes depending on the traffic and the time of day.
Parking for around 14,000 vehicles is available in multi-storey buildings and a long-term parking area is located south of the runways with a regular shuttle bus linking to the terminals.
Arriving in Frankfurt
Passengers flying from Frankfurt with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 1, Concourse B. The Departures level including check-in counters is on the upper floor. Allow at least 1-2 hours before your flight is scheduled to depart to clear check in and customs.
Facilities and amenities
The sheer scale of amenities at Frankfurt, particularly for business travellers, is exceptional. The ‘Airport City’ offers a complete business centre as well as shopping, relaxation and hotel services.
The Airport City Mall near Terminal 1 has a complete range of national and international retailers, including luxury brands and high-end goods.
Children’s play areas keep the younger travellers happy, while an outstanding selection of refreshment vendors, restaurants and on-the-go snacks cater to passengers’ food and drink needs. Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport and is free for the first 30 minutes.
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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