There are 5 ways to get from Apollo Bay to Phillip Island by bus, train, car or car ferry

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

Recommended option

Bus, train via Geelong Station/Railway Tce  •  8 h 26 min

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

$150 - $191

Cheapest option

Bus, train via Fountain Gate Shopping Centre/Overland Dr  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd to Geelong Station/Railway Tce 101
  2. Take the train from Geelong to Southern Cross
  3. Take the bus from Fountain Gate Shopping Centre/Overland Dr to Thompson Ave/Chapel St

$12 - $24

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd to Colac
  2. Take the train from Colac to Southern Cross
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Frankston

$155 - $189

Bus, train via Dandenong  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd to Geelong Station/Railway Tce 101
  2. Take the train from Geelong to Southern Cross
  3. Take the bus from Dandenong to Thompson Ave/Chapel St

$18 - $34

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Apollo Bay to Queenscliff
  2. Take the car ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento
  3. Drive from Sorrento to Phillip Island

$32 - $87

Questions & Answers

The distance between Apollo Bay and Phillip Island is 139 km.

The best way to get from Apollo Bay to Phillip Island without a car is to bus and train which takes 8 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 26 min to get from Apollo Bay to Phillip Island, including transfers.

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There are 172+ hotels available in Phillip Island. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Apollo Bay to Phillip Island.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 86.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 26 min

What companies run services between Apollo Bay, VIC, Australia and Phillip Island, VIC, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Apollo Bay to Phillip Island. However, you can take the bus to Geelong Station/Railway Tce, take the walk to Geelong, take the train to Southern Cross, take the train to Frankston, take the train to Stony Point, then take the taxi to Phillip Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Apollo Bay to Phillip Island via Colac, Southern Cross, Frankston, and Stony Point in around 8 h 59 min.

Train 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
Train from Geelong to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Colac to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Metro
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Frankston
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
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 Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd to Geelong Station/Railway Tce
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Dandenong to Thompson Ave/Chapel St
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd to Geelong Station/Railway Tce
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd to Colac
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Fountain Gate Shopping Centre/Overland Dr to Thompson Ave/Chapel St
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ferry operators
Searoad
Website
searoad.com.au
Car ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $50
Schedules at
searoad.com.au

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