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There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Lorne by train, bus, night 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.

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Train, bus via Geelong  •  3 h 28 min

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

$6 - $14

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Geelong Geelong / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Apollo Bay & Geelong / ...

$6 - $14

2 alternative options

Train, bus PTV Regional Transit  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to South Geelong Melbourne - Geelong / ...
  2. Take the bus from South Geelong Station/Yarra St to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd 101

$6 - $10

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Lorne 88.8 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Lorne is to train and bus which costs $8 - $15 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Lorne is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 1 h 47 min.

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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 42 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Lorne is 118 km. The road distance is 142.1 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Lorne without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 28 min and costs $8 - $20.

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It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from Melbourne to Lorne, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Lorne bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St station.

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Melbourne to Lorne bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Lorne is 142 km. It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to drive from Melbourne to Lorne.

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There are 112+ hotels available in Lorne. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Lorne.
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  • Distance: 74 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 28 min

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

There is no direct connection from Melbourne to Lorne. However, you can take the train to Geelong, take the walk to Geelong Station/Railway Tce, then take the bus to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Melbourne to Lorne via Geelong and Geelong Station/Railway Tce in around 3 h 42 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 Geelong
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to South Geelong
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
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 Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Geelong
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
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
Bus from South Geelong Station/Yarra St to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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