GETTING HERE

TRAVELING BY CAR

Apollo Bay is 197 kilometres away from Melbourne’s CBD, approximately a 2 1/2 hour drive.

  • From Melbourne city travel onto the Westgate Freeway
  • Continue onto Princes Freeway
  • Continue on the M1 to Cape Otway Rd/C135 in Mount Moriac
  • Take Forrest-Apollo Bay Rd to Great Ocean Rd/B100 in Skenes Creek
  • Turn right onto Great Ocean Rd/B100
  • Arrive in Apollo Bay

Alternatively, taking the scenic route via the Great Ocean Road will add 30 minutes to your journey (plus photo stops). To drive the Great Ocean Road, exit the Princes Freeway at the Torquay exit.

 

TRAVELING BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Train services operated by V/Line are available from Melbourne to Geelong, Colac or Warrnambool, stopping along the way in major towns.

To reach Apollo Bay, buses connect with trains at Geelong Train Station and Colac Train Station, accessing the coast via different travel routes. See connecting bus information under ‘By Bus’.

Train times vary and are not available 24/7.

For train stops and timetables, please visit:

Website: ptv.vic.gov.au
Phone:   1800 800 007

 

TRAVELING BY TRAIN

Train services operated by V/Line are available from Melbourne to Geelong, Colac or Warrnambool, stopping along the way in major towns.

To reach Apollo Bay, buses connect with trains at Geelong Train Station and Colac Train Station, accessing the coast via different travel routes. See connecting bus information under ‘By Bus’.

Train times vary and are not available 24/7.

For train stops and timetables, please visit:

Website: ptv.vic.gov.au
Phone:   1800 800 007

 

TRAVELING BY BUS

V/Line provides bus services to and from Apollo Bay, travelling to different coastal and hinterland towns. To visit Apollo Bay from Melbourne, buses connect with the Melbourne – Warrnambool train line at:

  • Geelong Train Station – travelling along the Great Ocean Road through Torquay, Anglesea, Lorne and other coastal towns
  • Colac Train Station (Wednesday and weekends only) – travelling down through Forrest, Barramunga, Tanybryn and Skenes Creek

Bus times may vary and are not available 24/7.

For bus and coach information and timetables visit:

Website: ptv.vic.gov.au
Phone:    1800 800 007

 

TRAVELING BY PLANE

Melbourne Airport

Also known as Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne Airport is the second busiest airport in Australia and is the major airport servicing the city with both domestic and international flights. Transport services and car hire are available onsite with connection to the city by public and private operators.  Airport accommodation is available and basic convenience stores, cafes and restaurants are available most hours.

Website:  www.melbourneairport.com.au
Phone:     +61 3 9297 1600

The Avalon Airport

Located just outside of Geelong and only 45 minutes from Melbourne CBD, Avalon Airport is the closest airport to the start of the Great Ocean Road, being only a 35 minute drive from Torquay. It offers easy transport options to Geelong and Torquay as well as plenty of car hire options.

Avalon Airport currently supports budget Jetstar flights to and from Sydney, the Gold Coast, Adelaide and Hobart.

Website:    www.avalonairport.com.au
Phone:      +61 3 5227 9100
Toll Free:  1800 AVALON (1800 282 566)

Regional services are also available. Sharp Airlines fly into Warrnambool and Port Fairy from Essendon Airport in Melbourne.