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

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Train  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Frankston Frankston
  2. Take the train from Frankston to Stony Point Stony Point

$156 - $186

Cheapest option

Bus V-Line  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd to Dandenong 901
  2. Take the bus from Dandenong to Thompson Ave/Chapel St Melbourne - Cowes or Inverloch Via Dandenong & Koo Wee Rup

$11 - $16

3 alternative options

Bus via Frankston  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport to Frankston Peninsula Express
  2. Take the bus from Frankston to South Beach Rd/Tasman Rd 782

$156 - $222

Drive  •  1h 58m

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Phillip Island 100.9 miles

$14 - $21

Towncar  •  1h 58m

  1. Take a town car from Melbourne Airport to Phillip Island 100.9 miles

$340 - $470

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Phillip Island is to bus which costs $15 - $23 and takes 7h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Phillip Island is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 1h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Phillip Island station. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd and arriving at Electricity Substation/Gap Rd via Dandenong and Thompson Ave/Chapel St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 41m.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Phillip Island is 96 km. The road distance is 161.5 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Phillip Island without a car is to train which takes 4h 48m and costs $210 - $270.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Phillip Island, including transfers.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Phillip Island bus services, operated by Metropolitan buses, depart from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Phillip Island is to train which takes 4h 48m and costs $210 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $210 - $320 and takes 5h 9m.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Phillip Island bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Thompson Ave/Chapel St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Phillip Island is 162 km. It takes approximately 1h 58m to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Phillip Island.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Phillip Island.
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  • Distance: 60.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 48m

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

You can take a train from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Phillip Island via Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Southern Cross, Frankston, and Stony Point in around 4h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Phillip Island via Frankston, Frankston, and South Beach Rd/Tasman Rd in around 5h 9m.

Train operators
Metro
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Frankston
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Metro
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Train from Frankston to Stony Point
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$0
Website
Metro
2 hour ticket
$0
Daily
$0
Bus operators
Skybus
Metropolitan buses
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Frankston to South Beach Rd/Tasman Rd
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Website
Metropolitan buses
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Bus from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd to Dandenong
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Metropolitan buses
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
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
Bus from Dandenong to Thompson Ave/Chapel St
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Melbourne Airport to Phillip Island
Estimated price
$340 - $470

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