There are 3 ways to get from Melbourne to Great Otway National Park by train, taxi, bus or car

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

Train, taxi  •  3 h 33 min

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

$120 - $154

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  4 h 41 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 101 / ...

$34 - $53

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Great Otway National Park 129.8 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Great Otway National Park is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Great Otway National Park is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Great Otway National Park is 163 km. The road distance is 207.7 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Melbourne to Great Otway National Park, including transfers.

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There are 129+ hotels available in Great Otway National Park. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Great Otway National Park.
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  • Distance: 101.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 33 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Great Otway National Park, VIC, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Melbourne to Great Otway National Park. However, you can take the train to Colac then take the taxi to Great Otway National Park. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Melbourne to Great Otway National Park via Geelong, Geelong Station/Railway Tce, and Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd in around 4 h 41 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
$10 - $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
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
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
Other operators
Taxi from Colac to Great Otway National Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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