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There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Colac by train, night bus, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Colac Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Colac & Geelong

$22 - $27

3 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Geelong Geelong
  2. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Colac Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Colac & Geelong

$22 - $28

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Colac 101 miles

$14 - $21

Towncar  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take a town car from Melbourne Airport to Colac 101 miles

$340 - $470

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Colac is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 1 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Colac is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 1 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Colac. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr and arriving at Colac via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and Geelong Station/Railway Tce. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 12 min.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Colac is 133 km. The road distance is 161.7 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Colac without a car is to train which takes 3 h 37 min and costs $30 - $40.

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Colac, including transfers.

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

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Colac bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Colac station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Colac is 162 km. It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Colac.

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There are 21+ hotels available in Colac. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Colac.
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  • Distance: 83.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 37 min

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

V-Line operates a train from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Colac 4 times a day. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 12 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.

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Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Colac
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
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
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Geelong
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Colac
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Melbourne Airport to Colac
Estimated price
$340 - $470

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