There are 3 ways to get from Melbourne to Phillip Island by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Flinders Street to Frankston Frankston
  2. Take the train from Frankston to Stony Point Stony Point

$143 - $183

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Flinders Street to Dandenong Pakenham / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dandenong to Thompson Ave/Chapel St Cowes or Inverloch - Melbourne Via Koo Wee Rup & Dandenong

$11 - $16

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Phillip Island 86.3 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Phillip Island is to train and bus which costs $15 - $22 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Phillip Island is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 1 h 42 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Phillip Island is 78 km. The road distance is 138.1 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from Melbourne to Phillip Island, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Phillip Island.
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  • Distance: 48.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 4 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Phillip Island, VIC, Australia?

You can take a train from Melbourne to Phillip Island via Frankston and Stony Point in around 4 h 4 min.

Train operators
Metro
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Flinders Street to Frankston
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Train from Frankston to Stony Point
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$0
Daily
$0
Train from Flinders Street to Dandenong
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
V-Line
Bus operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Dandenong to Thompson Ave/Chapel St
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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