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There are 6 ways to get from Adelaide to Apollo Bay by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  13h 21m

  1. Take the train from Adelaide to North Shore Overland
  2. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd Melbourne - Warrnambool Via Geelong & Apollo Bay / ...

$59 - $110

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Bus, train  •  14h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Melbourne
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Geelong
  3. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd 101

$49 - $69

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Bus  •  15h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Mount Gambier
  2. Take the bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Warrnambool
  3. Take the bus from Warrnambool to Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd

$79 - $113

Drive  •  8h 36m

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Apollo Bay 463.2 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to Melbourne, shuttle, bus  •  7h 48m

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Melbourne (MEL) ADL - MEL
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Geelong Station
  3. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd

$74 - $258

Fly to Avalon, bus  •  7h 32m

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Avalon (AVV) ADL - AVV
  2. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd

$76 - $626

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The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Apollo Bay is to bus and train which costs $65 - $100 and takes 14h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Apollo Bay is to fly and bus which costs $100 - $900 and takes 7h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Apollo Bay. However, there are services departing from Adelaide and arriving at Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd via Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East and Warrnambool. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 20m.

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The distance between Adelaide and Apollo Bay is 620 km. The road distance is 741.1 km.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Apollo Bay without a car is to train and bus which takes 13h 21m and costs $80 - $160.

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It takes approximately 13h 21m to get from Adelaide to Apollo Bay, including transfers.

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Adelaide to Apollo Bay bus services, operated by Premier Stateliner, depart from Adelaide station.

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The quickest flight from Adelaide Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Adelaide to Apollo Bay bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd station.

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Apollo Bay is 30m ahead of Adelaide. It is currently 1:58 PM in Adelaide and 2:28 PM in Apollo Bay.

Map of how to get from Adelaide to Apollo Bay.
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  • Distance: 387.5 miles
  • Duration: 13h 21m

What companies run services between Adelaide, SA, Australia and Apollo Bay, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Adelaide to Apollo Bay via Mount Gambier, Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East, and Warrnambool in around 15h 20m.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Adelaide to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Flights from Adelaide to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne via Mildura
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne via Mount Gambier
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Train operators
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Adelaide to North Shore
Ave. Duration
9h 22m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
Public Transport Victoria
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$80 - $85
Red Service
$90 - $100
Red Premium
$125 - $135
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Geelong
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus operators
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Warrnambool to Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
PTV Regional Transit
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Public Transport Victoria
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Premier Stateliner
Phone
1300 851 345
Email
reservations@premierstateliner.com.au
Website
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Mount Gambier
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au
Gull
Phone
+61 3 5222 4966
Email
enquiries@gull.com.au
Website
gull.com.au
Shuttle from Melbourne Airport to Geelong Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
gull.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Apollo Bay is 741 km. It takes approximately 8h 36m to drive from Adelaide to Apollo Bay.

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Tigerair Australia, Jetstar, Regional Express and two other airlines offer flights from Adelaide Airport to Melbourne Airport.

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There are 157+ hotels available in Apollo Bay. Prices start at $149 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Adelaide Airport is to bus which takes 18m and costs $4.

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