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

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Train to Melbourne, fly  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Geelong to Southern Cross
  2. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Adelaide (ADL) MEL - ADL

$53 - $230

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Bus  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Ballarat Melbourne - Adelaide Via Geelong, Ballarat & Horsham / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Adelaide Fe80

$46 - $58

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Fly from Avalon  •  3 h 14 min

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

$75 - $616

Train  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from North Shore to Adelaide Overland

$55 - $100

Train, bus  •  13 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Geelong to Southern Cross Melbourne - Geelong / ...
  2. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to 85 Franklin St Melbourne - Adelaide Via Bendigo & Nhill

$55 - $82

Drive  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Geelong to Adelaide 438 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Geelong to Adelaide is to bus which costs $60 - $85 and takes 12 h.

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The quickest way to get from Geelong to Adelaide is to fly which costs $100 - $900 and takes 3 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geelong station to Adelaide. However, there are services departing from Geelong Station/Railway Tce and arriving at Adelaide via Ballarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Geelong to Adelaide. However, there are services departing from Geelong and arriving at Adelaide via North Shore. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 1 min.

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The distance between Geelong and Adelaide is 627 km. The road distance is 700.8 km.

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The best way to get from Geelong to Adelaide without a car is to train which takes 10 h 1 min and costs $75 - $150.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Geelong to Adelaide, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Geelong to Adelaide is to fly which takes 3 h 14 min and costs $100 - $900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $150 and takes 10 h 1 min, you could also bus, which costs $60 - $85 and takes 12 h.

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Map of how to get from Geelong to Adelaide.
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  • Distance: 391.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

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

Jetstar flies from Geelong to Adelaide 4 times a week. Alternatively, PTV Overland operates a train from Geelong to Adelaide twice a week. Tickets cost $55 - $100 and the journey takes 8 h 55 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Avalon to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Avalon to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
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
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from North Shore to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 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
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 Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Ballarat to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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

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Geelong to Adelaide bus services, operated by Firefly Express, arrive at Adelaide station.

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Adelaide is 30 min behind Geelong. It is currently 7:34 PM in Geelong and 7:04 PM in Adelaide.

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

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

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Tigerair Australia, Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Adelaide Airport.

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There are 402+ hotels available in Adelaide. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geelong to Avalon Airport is to shuttle which takes 25 min and costs $10 - $18.

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