There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Apollo Bay by 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.

Recommended option

Shuttle, bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Geelong Station
  2. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd Melbourne - Warrnambool Via Geelong & Apollo Bay / ...

$26 - $35

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Geelong Station/Railway Tce  •  5 h 9 min

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

$20 - $32

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 59 min

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

$21 - $33

Train, bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Colac Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Colac & Geelong
  2. Take the bus from Colac to Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd Colac - Marengo Via Forrest, Skenes Creek & Apollo Bay

$23 - $30

Drive  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Apollo Bay 124.9 miles

$17 - $26

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Apollo Bay. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr and arriving at Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and Geelong Station/Railway Tce. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 59 min.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Apollo Bay is 159 km. The road distance is 199.8 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Apollo Bay without a car is to shuttle and bus which takes 4 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Apollo Bay, including transfers.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Apollo Bay bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St station.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Apollo Bay bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Apollo Bay is 200 km. It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Apollo Bay.

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There are 148+ hotels available in Apollo Bay. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Apollo Bay.
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  • Distance: 99.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

What companies run services between Melbourne Airport (MEL), Australia and Apollo Bay, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Apollo Bay via Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Geelong, and Geelong Station/Railway Tce in around 5 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 Southern Cross to Geelong
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Colac
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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
1 h 7 min
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 Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Geelong
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Colac to Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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