Melbourne travel guide

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You're Going to Love Melbourne

With a population of 76,068, Melbourne is a must-see destination in Florida, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Melbourne has to offer.

Where to Eat in Melbourne

If you’re looking for affordable options, Ember & Oak () and Chart House Restaurant - Melbourne (2250 Front St) are great picks.

When to visit Melbourne

Melbourne in November
Estimated hotel price
$123
1 night at 3-star hotel
Melbourne in November
Estimated hotel price
$123
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Melbourne in July, when the average temperature is 82.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 91.4 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 50 °F, with an average temperature of 60.8 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in August, when precipitation is around 7.7″. In contrast, April is usually the driest month of the year in Melbourne, with an average rainfall of 2.1″.

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How to Get to Melbourne

Plane

When flying to Melbourne, you’ll arrive at Melbourne (MLB), which is located 3 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Melbourne departs from Atlanta and takes around 1h 30m.

Train

Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Melbourne, followed by Brightline. The train journey from Melbourne to Tampa takes 1h 49m and costs around $12 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Jacksonville, expect to pay about $22 for a 3h 07m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Melbourne is to pick up a car rental from Orlando, which is about 56 miles from Melbourne. You’ll find branches of Hertz and ADDCAR RENTAL , among others, in Orlando.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Melbourne, including RedCoach, Jet Set Express and FlixBus. From Tampa, the bus ride to Melbourne takes 130 miles and will cost you around $12. From West Palm Beach, the ticket costs about $50 for a journey of 145 miles. Melbourne’s bus station is located 6 miles from the city center.

Plane

When flying to Melbourne, you’ll arrive at Melbourne (MLB), which is located 3 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Melbourne departs from Atlanta and takes around 1h 30m.

Train

Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Melbourne, followed by Brightline. The train journey from Melbourne to Tampa takes 1h 49m and costs around $12 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Jacksonville, expect to pay about $22 for a 3h 07m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Melbourne is to pick up a car rental from Orlando, which is about 56 miles from Melbourne. You’ll find branches of Hertz and ADDCAR RENTAL , among others, in Orlando.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Melbourne, including RedCoach, Jet Set Express and FlixBus. From Tampa, the bus ride to Melbourne takes 130 miles and will cost you around $12. From West Palm Beach, the ticket costs about $50 for a journey of 145 miles. Melbourne’s bus station is located 6 miles from the city center.

Airports near Melbourne

Airlines serving Melbourne

Lufthansa
Good (4,692 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (943 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,554 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,615 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,296 reviews)
Air France
Good (980 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (488 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,595 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,960 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,455 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,886 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (229 reviews)
Finnair
Good (869 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (925 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,181 reviews)
LOT
Good (685 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,683 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (828 reviews)
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Where to stay in Melbourne

Average rates range from around $207 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $95 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Melbourne

Most booked hotels in Melbourne

Hyatt Place Melbourne/Palm Bay
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, 790 reviews)
$110+
Comfort Suites Palm Bay - Melbourne
2 stars
Excellent (8.4, 501 reviews)
$93+
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, 829 reviews)
$194+
Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront, FL
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, 1134 reviews)
$190+
Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, 581 reviews)
$224+
Hilton Melbourne, FL
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, 566 reviews)
$140+

Renting a car in Melbourne

Renting a car in Melbourne costs $58 per day, on average, or $174 if you want to rent if for 3 days. Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Melbourne is the Budget branch at 1 Air Terminal Parkway, which is 2 miles from the city center.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 37% more expensive than at Orlando.

Expect to pay $3.90 per gallon in Melbourne (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $46.79 and $62.38. The most frequently booked car type in Melbourne is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size rental cars (Kia Optima or similar) are, on average, 48% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Melbourne costs $58 per day, on average, or $174 if you want to rent if for 3 days. Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Melbourne is the Budget branch at 1 Air Terminal Parkway, which is 2 miles from the city center.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 37% more expensive than at Orlando.

Expect to pay $3.90 per gallon in Melbourne (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $46.79 and $62.38. The most frequently booked car type in Melbourne is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size rental cars (Kia Optima or similar) are, on average, 48% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.