There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Princetown by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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 25 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Colac Melbourne - Warrnambool Via Geelong & Colac
  2. Take a taxi from Colac to Princetown

$110 - $144

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Geelong
  2. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd 101
  3. Take the bus from Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd to Old Ocean Rd/Great Ocean Rd

$12 - $26

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Princetown 142.6 miles

$20 - $30

Fly, bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Warrnambool (WMB) MEB - WMB
  2. Take the bus from Warrnambool to Old Ocean Rd/Great Ocean Rd

$52 - $248

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Princetown is to train and bus which costs $16 - $40 and takes 6 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Princetown is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Princetown is 186 km. The road distance is 228.2 km.

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

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

There is no direct connection from Melbourne to Princetown. However, you can take the train to Colac then take the taxi to Princetown. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Melbourne to Princetown via Geelong, Geelong Station/Railway Tce, and Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd in around 6 h 38 min.

Airlines
Sharp Aviation
Website
sharpairlines.com
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Train operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Colac
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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
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
Bus from Visitor Information Centre/Great Ocean Rd to Old Ocean Rd/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Warrnambool to Old Ocean Rd/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Other operators
Taxi from Colac to Princetown
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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