Located on bustling Little Bourke Street in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, Mercure Welcome Melbourne is one of the premier city centre hotels for business and holiday travel. Our hotel is near top tourist attractions like the Royal Melbourne Zoo, Federation Square, Eureka Tower Skydeck and shopping meccas like Bourke Street Mall and Emporium.
Free public transport at hotel doorstep:
The City Circle Tram service provides a free and convenient way to get around central Melbourne. Tourists, shoppers, office workers and families can use the City Circle Tram to travel to major attractions, shops and city events.
The City Circle route is serviced by heritage W class trams decorated in special maroon and green with yellow and gold trimmings, as well as MMTB's standard traditional green liveried W Class trams.
The City Circle Tram travels around the city and links with other tram, train and light rail services in and around Melbourne. The tram will take you past shopping malls and arcades, and major attractions such as the Old Treasury Building, Parliament House and the Princess Theatre.
Tourists can spend all day on a City Circle Tram! Information leaflets, including an 'easy to understand' map of the city are available on board each City Circle Tram. The City Circle Tram can be used as a 'hop on - hop off' service, this way tourists can enjoy each of Melbourne's sites and have the added bonus of traditional Melbourne transportation.
To catch the free City Circle Tram service (route number 35), simply board the tram at any of the specially marked stops on the route.
Route & Schedule
Every 12 minutes, and approximately 48 minutes to complete a loop.
The City Circle tram service operates within Melbourne's central business district. The service operates in a circular route passing major tourist attractions, as well as linking with other tram, train and bus routes in and around Melbourne. Trams run in both directions approximately every twelve minutes between 10am and 6pm Sunday to Wednesday and extended hours, 10am - 9pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Clockwise service: Flinders Street > Harbour Esplanade > Docklands Drive > La Trobe Street > Victoria Street > Nicholson Street > Spring Street > Flinders Street
The City Circle tram service operates within Melbourne's central business district. The service operates in a circular route passing major tourist attractions, as well as linking with other tram, train and bus routes in and around Melbourne. Trams run in both directions approximately every twelve minutes between 10am and 6pm Sunday to Wednesday and extended hours, 10am - 9pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Anti-clockwise service: Flinders Street > Spring Street > Nicholson Street > Victoria Parade > La Trobe Street > Docklands Drive > Harbour Esplanade > Flinders Street
Being located right in the heart of Melbourne, the hotel is incredibly easy to get to. We are approximately 30 minutes by car or taxi from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.
Alternatively, the Skybus Airport Shuttle is only $18 per person each way and takes approximately 1 hour. Skybus will drop you off on Little Bourke Street, directly in front of the Mercure Welcome Hotel. Advance bookings are not required - simply proceed to the Skybus desk at the airport terminal.
Once you are here, getting around Melbourne is very easy, with stops for all main tram routes just metres from our doorstep, whilst Flinders Street Railway Station is a short walk down Swanston Street.
If you are arriving by car, private vehicles are not permitted on Swanston St - so please use our vehicle entrance at 265 Little Bourke Street. To get to this entrance, you can enter Little Bourke Street (please note Little Bourke Street is a one-way street) from Spring, Exhibition or Russell Streets. Immediately after you pass Swanston Street, you will find our vehicle entrance in Louden Place (on the left side of Little Bourke Street). You can then leave your car at our front door and let our professional valet parking service take care of it - valet parking is available for $60 per night.
Our self-parking car park is through our friends at Wilson Parking who are located at 180 Russell Street. Self-parking with Wilson Parking is charged at $20 per 24 hours OR per exit. To obtain this rate you will need to have our reception team validate your ticket. Please call us on 1300 650 315 or email H3031@accor.com