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Australia – Visitor Information

IBM Research - Australia: Level 5, 204 Lygon St. Carlton, Victoria, 3053.

IBM Research - Australia Map: GPS Coordinates: -37.801833, 144.966914.

From the Airport:

Taxi
A ride from the airport to the lab by taxi costs around $40 to $50 (AUD). Taxis are located just outside the arrival lounge of the airport. Travel time, is approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

Bus
Use the SkyBus service company, which runs buses from Tullamarine Airport every 10 minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes during the other periods of the day. The Skybus service will reach Southern Cross Train Station, where you can take Tram No. 86 to Bundoora in Bourke St. just in front of the station's main entrance. Stop at the Swanston St. stop and take any Tram (No. 1,3,8,16,64) that is running north towards Melbourne University. Stop at No. 3 (Lincoln Square) and turn right on Pelham St. to reach Lygon St. The lab's entrance is in front of Argyle Square, directly facing Argyle Plane North.

Car
Drive along the Tullamarine Freeway towards the city (south). The freeway will become a tollway road after the Pascoe Vale Rd. exit. If you want to continue along the tollway, keep driving until you reach the Flemington Rd. exit. Veer left onto Flemington Rd and drive until you reach the Royal Melbourne Hospital, turn left into Grattan St. until you reach the intersection with Lygon St.. Turn right and drive one block down until Argyle Square. The entrance of the lab is on the left side of the street, beside the underground car park. Alternatively, you can get leave the freeway at the Pascoe Vale Rd. exit, and continue driving along Bell St. until you reach the intersection with Sydney Rd. Turn right and drive along Sydney Rd, and then Royal Parade until you reach Grattan St. Turn left and drive until you reach Lygon St.


By Public Transportation:

Train
The easiest way to reach the lab is to use Melbourne's tram network. From Melbourne Central Train Station or Flinders Train Station, any trams that goes along Swanston St. (Tram No. 1,3/3a,5,6,8,16,64,67, and 72) is suitable for getting to the lab. Stop at Lincoln Square (stop No. 3), turn right on Pelham St. to reach Lygon St. The lab entrance's is in front of Argyle Square, directly facing Argyle Plane North.
Bus
The lab can also be reached by buses: 200, 203, 205, and 207. There is a bus stop in front of the lab entrance.


By Car:

From the Northern Suburbs
Drive along the Hume Highway towards the city and continue along Sydney Rd. until you reach the intersection with Brunswick Rd. At the intersection continue straight into Royal Parade and reach the intersection with Grattan St. Turn left into Grattan St. and continue until the intersection with Lygon St. Turn right into Lygon St and drive one block down until Argyle Square. The entrance of the lab is on the right side of the street beside the car park.

From the Eastern Suburbs
Drive along the Eastern Freeway towards the city and continue along Alexandra Parade. At the intersection with Nicholson St. continue straight along Princes St for two blocks until you reach the intersection with Lygon St. and then turn left. Continue on Lygon St. for three blocks and reach Argyle Square. The entrance of the lab is on the right side of the street beside the car park.

From the South-Eastern Suburbs
Drive along the Monash Freeway towards North, and turn into Punt Rd. and continue to Hoddle St. until you reach Victoria Parade. Turn left into Victoria Parade and continue to Victoria St. until you reach the intersection with Lygon St. At the intersection turn right and proceed until Argyle Square. The entrance of the lab is on the right side of the street beside the car park.

From the South-Western Suburbs
Drive along Princes Highway and follow the directions to get out at the Kings Way exit. At the intersection with Kings Way turn right and continue north to King St. until you reach the intersection with Hawke St. Turn right and drive into Victoria St. Drive along Victoria St. until you reach Lygon St. and turn left on Lygon St. Drive straight for two blocks until Argyle Square. The entrance of the lab is on the right side of the street beside the car park.

From the North-Western Suburbs
Drive along the Calder Freeway and continue into the Tullamarine Freeway until the Pascoe Vale Rd. exit. This is the last exit before the tollway entrance. You can continue along the tollway road and continue until the Flemington Rd. exit. Drive along Flemington Rd. until you reach the Royal Melbourne Hospital and turn right into Grattan St. Drive along Grattan St. until you reach the intersection with Lygon St., turn right and drive one block until Argyle Square. The entrance of the lab is on the right side of the street beside the car park.
Alternatively, take the Pascoe Vale exit and continue driving into Bell St. until you reach the intersection with Sydney Rd. Turn right, drive along Sydney Rd. and continue into Royal Parade at the intersection with Brunswick Rd. Keep driving along Royal Parade until you reach the intersection with Grattan St. Turn right and continue until you reach the intersection with Lygon St. Turn right and drive one block down until Argyle Square. The entrance of the lab is on the right side of the street, beside the underground car park.


Walking:

IBM Research - Australia is 20 minutes walking distance from the Melbourne Central Train Station. The easiest way to walk to the lab is to follow the tram line along Swanston St. until Lincoln Square (Stop No. 3). Once you've reached the square, turn right on Pelham St and reach Argyle Square. The lab is on the opposite side of Argyle Square and its entrance is directly facing Argyle Square North.