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There are 6 ways to get from Adelaide to Lorne by plane, shuttle, 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, shuttle, bus  •  6h 47m

  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 Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd

$73 - $254

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Bus Firefly Express  •  13h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Ballarat
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Geelong Station/Railway Tce
  3. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd 101

$46 - $62

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Fly to Avalon, bus  •  6h 31m

  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  •  12h 20m

  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 Melbourne - Warrnambool Via Geelong & Apollo Bay / ...

$58 - $106

Bus via Bendigo Station/Railway Pl  •  17h 52m

  1. Take the bus from 85 Franklin St to Bendigo Station/Railway Pl
  2. Take the bus from Bendigo Station/Railway Pl to Geelong Station/Railway Tce
  3. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd 101

$57 - $85

Drive  •  8h 15m

  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 $65 - $90 and takes 13h 12m.

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

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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 Ballarat and Geelong Station/Railway Tce. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 12m.

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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 12h 20m and costs $80 - $150.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m 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 1h 20m.

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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 30m ahead of Adelaide. It is currently 2:16 PM in Adelaide and 2:46 PM in Lorne.

Map of how to get from Adelaide to Lorne.
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  • Distance: 390.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 47m

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

You can take a bus from Adelaide to Lorne via Ballarat and Geelong Station/Railway Tce in around 13h 12m.

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
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
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25
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
1h 27m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Ballarat to Geelong Station/Railway Tce
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from 85 Franklin St to Bendigo Station/Railway Pl
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Bendigo Station/Railway Pl to Geelong Station/Railway Tce
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
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 Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Public Transport Victoria
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Lorne is 735 km. It takes approximately 8h 15m to drive from Adelaide to Lorne.

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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 114+ hotels available in Lorne. Prices start at $110 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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