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Recommended option

Train, bus via Geelong Station/Railway Tce  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Geelong - Melbourne / ...
  2. 101 / ...

$8 - $20

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Melbourne - Warrnambool Via Geelong & Colac
  2. Colac - Marengo Via Forrest, Skenes Creek & Apollo Bay

$13 - $17

Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. 101 / ...

$41 - $51

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. 118.2 miles

$16 - $25

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Apollo Bay, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Apollo Bay via Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr, Melbourne Airport, Geelong Station, and Geelong Station/Railway Tce in around 5 h 55 min.

Train operators
V-Line
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 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
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
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
V-Line
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
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Gull
Phone
+61 3 5222 4966
Email
enquiries@gull.com.au
Website
gull.com.au
Bus from Melbourne Airport to Geelong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
gull.com.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne and Apollo Bay is 154 km. The road distance is 189 km.

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Apollo Bay is to train and bus which costs $16 - $24 and takes 4 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Apollo Bay is to drive which takes 2 h 30 min and costs $22 - $35.

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Apollo Bay. However, there are services departing from Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd via Melbourne Airport and Geelong Station/Railway Tce. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to get from Melbourne to Apollo Bay, including transfers.