There are 3 ways to get from Melbourne to Lorne by train, 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, bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Geelong Melbourne - Geelong / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Visitor Centre/Great Ocean Rd 101 / ...

$6 - $14

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 29 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 Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd 101 / ...

$7 - $15

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Lorne 88.8 miles

$12 - $19

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Lorne is to train and bus which costs $8 - $20 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Lorne is to drive which takes 1 h 47 min and costs $17 - $25.

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The distance between Melbourne and Lorne is 118 km. The road distance is 142 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to get from Melbourne to Lorne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Lorne. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd via Geelong Station/Railway Tce. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 29 min.

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What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Lorne, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Lorne via Geelong and Geelong Station/Railway Tce in around 3 h 29 min.

Train operators
V-Line
Bus operators
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Visitor Centre/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Visitor Centre/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Geelong
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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