Taxi sharing and Carpooling?
Now that there's under three weeks to go until PAX, it seemed like a good time to start up a thread for people looking for taxi sharing and car pooling opportunities to make their way around Melbourne.
I'm arriving at Melbourne Airport early Friday morning (8 AM or so) for PAX and I'm after someone/several someones to share a taxi straight from the airport to the showgrounds, since it'll probably be costing around $50.
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If, like me, you're brave and prefer to "play local" in the interests of saving several $30-40, check out http://ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/airport-buses/
I'm actually using public transport already for the most part, to get between my accomodation and the showgrounds - probably five hours spent on public transport all up over the three days - and, given that I'll be getting up around 5am Friday morning, I figured it was worthwhile saving myself a good hour or so on Friday morning by going with a taxi instead. That goes doubly so if I can find someone to share a taxi with.
478 and 57 didn't come up when I was experimenting with the journey planner, and they sound like a good fallback, so thanks for taking the time to suggest them!
Double-check any advice I gave you, since I'm from Brisbane and have no knowledge of Melbourne at all. I just got those routes from a bit of playing around with their online journey planner and timetables, based on the 8am time you gave.
Of course, this may all turn out to be moot, since there's still plenty of time for others to put their hand up for the taxi share...