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

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  4h 8m

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

$19 - $28

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  5h 12m

  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 Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd Melbourne - Warrnambool Via Geelong & Apollo Bay / ...

$18 - $27

3 alternative options

Shuttle, bus  •  4h 10m

  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

Drive  •  1h 52m

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

$13 - $20

Towncar  •  1h 52m

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

$320 - $440

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lorne is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 1h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lorne is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 1h 52m.

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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 5h 12m.

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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 train and bus which takes 4h 8m and costs $26 - $40.

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It takes approximately 4h 8m 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 1h 52m to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lorne.

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There are 115+ hotels available in Lorne. Prices start at $110 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: 4h 8m

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

There is no direct connection from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lorne. However, you can take the bus to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, take the walk to Southern Cross, take the train to Geelong, take the walk to Geelong Station/Railway Tce, then take the bus to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lorne via McKillop Street, Geelong and Little Myers St/Moorabool St in around 4h 10m.

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
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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
Bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Geelong
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
PTV Regional Transit
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Public Transport Victoria
Bus from Little Myers St/Moorabool St to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Public Transport Victoria
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
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
gull.com.au
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Melbourne Airport to Lorne
Estimated price
$320 - $440

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