There are 6 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 23 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

$20 - $38

Cheapest option

Bus, train via Fountain Gate Shopping Centre/Overland Dr  •  9 h 21 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

$13 - $26

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9 h 12 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

$25 - $36

Bus, train via Dandenong  •  9 h 9 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

$20 - $37

Bus  •  12 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd to Geelong Station/Railway Tce 101
  2. Take the bus from Geelong Station to Melbourne Airport
  3. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd to Dandenong 901
  4. Take the bus from Dandenong to Thompson Ave/Chapel St

$40 - $54

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

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

You can take a bus from Apollo Bay to Phillip Island via Geelong Station/Railway Tce, Geelong Station, Melbourne Airport, Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd, Dandenong, and Thompson Ave/Chapel St in around 12 h 53 min.

Train operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Geelong to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 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 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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
$4
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$4
Daily
$7
Bus operators
V-Line
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 38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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
$8 - $12
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
$2 - $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
Gull
Phone
+61 3 5222 4966
Email
enquiries@gull.com.au
Website
gull.com.au
Bus from Geelong Station to Melbourne Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
gull.com.au
Metropolitan buses
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd to Dandenong
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$4
Daily
$7
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Apollo Bay to Phillip Island?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Apollo Bay to Phillip Island?

The cheapest way to get from Apollo Bay to Phillip Island is to bus and train which costs $17 - $35 and takes 9 h 21 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Apollo Bay to Phillip Island?

The quickest way to get from Apollo Bay to Phillip Island is to drive and car ferry which takes 4 h 35 min and costs $40 - $120.

Is there a direct bus between Apollo Bay and Phillip Island?

No, there is no direct bus from Apollo Bay to Phillip Island. However, there are services departing from Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd and arriving at Electricity Substation/Gap Rd via Geelong Station, Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd, Dandenong and Thompson Ave/Chapel St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 53 min.

How long does it take to get from Apollo Bay to Phillip Island?

It takes approximately 8 h 23 min to get from Apollo Bay to Phillip Island, including transfers.