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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 - $173

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5 h 4 min

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

$10 - $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 $14 - $23 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Phillip Island is to drive which costs $17 - $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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The best way to get from Melbourne to Phillip Island without a car is to train which takes 4 h 4 min and costs $200 - $250.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Phillip Island is 138 km. It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to drive from Melbourne to Phillip Island.

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There are 171+ hotels available in Phillip Island. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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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
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
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 Flinders Street to Dandenong
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
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 Dandenong to Thompson Ave/Chapel St
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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