There are 5 ways to get from Adelaide to Lorne by plane, bus, train or car

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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Fly to Melbourne, bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Melbourne (MEL) ADL - MEL
  2. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport to Geelong Station
  3. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd

$72 - $253

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Nhill
  2. Take the bus from Information Centre/Western Hwy to Ballarat
  3. Take the bus from Ballarat to Geelong Station/Railway Tce
  4. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd 101

$47 - $84

3 alternative options

Fly to Avalon, bus  •  6 h 31 min

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

$75 - $622

Train, bus  •  12 h 22 min

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

$59 - $107

Drive  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Lorne 459.2 miles

$65 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Lorne is to bus which costs $60 - $120 and takes 14 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Lorne is to fly and bus which costs $100 - $900 and takes 6 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Lorne. However, there are services departing from Adelaide and arriving at Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd via Information Centre/Western Hwy, Ballarat and Geelong Station/Railway Tce. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 52 min.

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The distance between Adelaide and Lorne is 625 km. The road distance is 734.7 km.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Lorne without a car is to train and bus which takes 12 h 22 min and costs $80 - $150.

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It takes approximately 7 h 18 min to get from Adelaide to Lorne, including transfers.

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

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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 Lorne bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd station.

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Lorne is 30 min ahead of Adelaide. It is currently 2:47 PM in Adelaide and 3:17 PM in Lorne.

Map of how to get from Adelaide to Lorne.
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  • Distance: 390.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 18 min

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

You can take a bus from Adelaide to Lorne via Nhill, Information Centre/Western Hwy, Ballarat, and Geelong Station/Railway Tce in around 14 h 52 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
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
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Flights from Adelaide to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
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
$81 - $87
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
Bus from Melbourne Airport to Geelong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
gull.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 Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from 85 Franklin St to Information Centre/Western Hwy
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Information Centre/Western Hwy to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.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
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Nhill
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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