There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Cape Otway by train, taxi, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Colac Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Colac & Geelong
  2. Take a taxi from Colac to Cape Otway

$130 - $164

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  4 h 54 min

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

$47 - $73

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 55 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 Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd Melbourne - Warrnambool Via Geelong & Apollo Bay / ...

$49 - $75

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Cape Otway 138 miles

$19 - $29

Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne and Cape Otway is 171 km. The road distance is 220.8 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Cape Otway without a car is to train and taxi which takes 3 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from Melbourne to Cape Otway, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Cape Otway is 221 km. It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to drive from Melbourne to Cape Otway.

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There are 134+ hotels available in Cape Otway. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Cape Otway.
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  • Distance: 106.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 44 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Cape Otway, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Cape Otway via Geelong, Geelong Station/Railway Tce, and Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd in around 4 h 55 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 Colac
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.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
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 Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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
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
Other operators
Taxi from Colac to Cape Otway
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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