There are 3 ways to get from Lorne to Melbourne by 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.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Lorne Visitor Centre/Great Ocean Rd to Geelong Station/Railway Tce Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Apollo Bay & Geelong / ...
  2. Take the train from Geelong to Southern Cross Geelong - Melbourne / ...

$7 - $15

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Lorne Visitor Centre/Great Ocean Rd to Geelong Station/Railway Tce Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Apollo Bay & Geelong / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geelong to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St Geelong - Melbourne

$9 - $17

Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Lorne to Melbourne 89.3 miles

$12 - $19

What companies run services between Lorne, VIC, Australia and Melbourne, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Lorne to Melbourne via Geelong Station/Railway Tce and Geelong in around 3 h 32 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
Bus operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Lorne Visitor Centre/Great Ocean Rd to Geelong Station/Railway Tce
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Geelong to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Lorne Visitor Centre/Great Ocean Rd to Geelong Station/Railway Tce
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Lorne to Melbourne?

The distance between Lorne and Melbourne is 118 km. The road distance is 143 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Lorne to Melbourne?

The cheapest way to get from Lorne to Melbourne is to bus and train which costs $9 - $20 and takes 2 h 47 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Lorne to Melbourne?

The quickest way to get from Lorne to Melbourne is to drive which takes 1 h 48 min and costs $16 - $24.

Is there a direct bus between Lorne and Melbourne?

No, there is no direct bus from Lorne to Melbourne. However, there are services departing from Lorne Visitor Centre/Great Ocean Rd and arriving at Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St via Geelong. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 32 min.

How long does it take to get from Lorne to Melbourne?

It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to get from Lorne to Melbourne, including transfers.