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

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Fly to Melbourne, shuttle  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Melbourne (MEL) ADL - MEL
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Geelong Station

$72 - $247

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Bus Firefly Express  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Ballarat Fe81
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Geelong Station/Railway Tce Melbourne - Adelaide Via Geelong, Ballarat & Horsham / ...

$45 - $55

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Fly to Avalon  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Avalon (AVV) ADL - AVV

$74 - $615

Train  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Adelaide to North Shore Overland

$57 - $99

Bus via Bendigo Station/Railway Pl  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from 85 Franklin St to Bendigo Station/Railway Pl Melbourne - Adelaide Via Bendigo & Nhill
  2. Take the bus from Bendigo Station/Railway Pl to Geelong Station/Railway Tce Geelong - Bendigo Via Ballarat

$57 - $79

Drive  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Geelong 438 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Geelong is to bus which costs $60 - $80 and takes 10 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Geelong is to fly which costs $100 - $900 and takes 4 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Geelong station. However, there are services departing from Adelaide and arriving at Geelong Station/Railway Tce via Ballarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Adelaide to Geelong. However, there are services departing from Adelaide and arriving at Geelong via North Shore. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 54 min.

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The distance between Adelaide and Geelong is 627 km. The road distance is 700.9 km.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Geelong without a car is to train which takes 9 h 54 min and costs $80 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Adelaide to Geelong, including transfers.

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Adelaide to Geelong bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Adelaide station.

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Adelaide to Geelong train services, operated by PTV Overland, depart from Adelaide station.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Geelong is to fly which takes 4 h 4 min and costs $100 - $900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $80 - $140 and takes 9 h 54 min, you could also bus, which costs $60 - $80 and takes 10 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Geelong.
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  • Distance: 391.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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

Jetstar flies from Adelaide to Geelong 4 times a week. Alternatively, PTV Overland operates a train from Adelaide to Geelong twice a week. Tickets cost $55 - $100 and the journey takes 9 h 22 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Adelaide to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Adelaide to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne via Mildura
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne via Mount Gambier
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
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
9 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$80 - $85
Red Service
$90 - $100
Red Premium
$125 - $135
Bus operators
Gull
Phone
+61 3 5222 4966
Email
enquiries@gull.com.au
Website
gull.com.au
Shuttle from Melbourne Airport to Geelong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
gull.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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 Ballarat to Geelong Station/Railway Tce
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from 85 Franklin St to Bendigo Station/Railway Pl
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Bendigo Station/Railway Pl to Geelong Station/Railway Tce
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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

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Adelaide to Geelong bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Geelong Station/Railway Tce.

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Geelong is 30 min ahead of Adelaide. It is currently 10:10 AM in Adelaide and 10:40 AM in Geelong.

Adelaide to Geelong train services, operated by PTV Overland, arrive at North Shore station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Geelong is 701 km. It takes approximately 7 h 58 min to drive from Adelaide to Geelong.

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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 155+ hotels available in Geelong. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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

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