On Sunday 14th August, SkyBus launched a new St Kilda Express service between the Port Phillip suburb and Melbourne Airport, and marked the occasion with free travel to all passengers for the first week of service (Sunday, 14th August to Saturday, 20th August).

The new SkyBus service will collect passengers from convenient St Kilda destinations every 30 minutes during the week, between 6.30am and 7.00pm.

On weekends the service will run hourly and finish later, starting at 6.30am and finishing at 7.30pm.

Customers travelling on this route can also enjoy some of the much-loved SkyBus perks including free Wi-Fi, online ticket purchasing, smartphone ticketing access and its ‘Kids Travel Free’ policy.

Left to right: Adam Begg, Hon Martin Foley MP and Michael Sewards. Photo: James Thomas, James Thomas Photography

SkyBus Directors Michael Sewards and Adam Begg joined a ribbon cutting ceremony, along with State Member for Albert Park, Hon Martin Foley MP. 

Speaking at the official launch, Michael Sewards said, “We’re excited to bring our service to St Kilda and offer locals and travellers an outstanding service not previously available to those travelling to and from the Port Philip area. The St Kilda Express service makes travelling to and from the airport even more accessible and cost effective than ever before – especially for the first week when it’s free!”

The Port Philip area is known and loved around the world, with thousands of tourists visiting its beaches, shops and hotels every year. The area is home to more than 25 hotels that were overwhelmingly in favour of the big red SkyBus in their neighbourhood.

Photo: James Thomas, James Thomas Photography

The launch of the new St Kilda Express service grabbed the attention of local and international customers, including the Chinese community.

Follow the hashtag #MySkyBus for live updates on SkyBus’ movements and visit SkyBus Melbourne for future announcements,. 

View Skybus.com.au/StKilda for the St Kilda Express timetable and map.