There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lorne by shuttle, bus, train, car or towncar

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 5 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to McKillop Street, Geelong
  2. Take the bus from Little Myers St/Moorabool St to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd 101

$25 - $27

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  4 h 8 min

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

$19 - $28

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 58 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 Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd Melbourne - Warrnambool Via Geelong & Apollo Bay / ...

$20 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lorne 95.5 miles

$13 - $20

Towncar  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take a town car from Melbourne Airport to Lorne 95.5 miles

$320 - $450

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lorne. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr and arriving at Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and Geelong Station/Railway Tce. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 58 min.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Lorne is 123 km. The road distance is 152.9 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lorne without a car is to shuttle and bus which takes 4 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lorne, including transfers.

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

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lorne bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lorne is 153 km. It takes approximately 1 h 52 min to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lorne.

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There are 113+ hotels available in Lorne. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lorne.
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  • Distance: 77.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lorne via Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Geelong, and Geelong Station/Railway Tce in around 4 h 58 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
Bus operators
Gull
Phone
+61 3 5222 4966
Email
enquiries@gull.com.au
Website
gull.com.au
Shuttle from Melbourne Airport to McKillop Street, Geelong
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
gull.com.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Little Myers St/Moorabool St to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.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 Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
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
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Melbourne Airport to Lorne
Estimated price
$320 - $450

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