There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to The Twelve Apostles by train, night bus, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 33 min

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

$18 - $25

3 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat Mildura - Melbourne Via Donald & Ballarat / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Warrnambool Warrnambool - Ballarat Via Skipton

$21 - $30

Drive  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Warrnambool 164.5 miles

$23 - $35

Fly  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Warrnambool (WMB) MEB - WMB

$47 - $239

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to The Twelve Apostles is to train which costs $24 - $35 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to The Twelve Apostles is to fly which costs $60 - $330 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and The Twelve Apostles is 188 km. The road distance is 263.2 km.

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The train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool takes 3 h 33 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to The Twelve Apostles. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Warrnambool via Ballarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Warrnambool. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 33 min.

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What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and The Twelve Apostles, VIC, Australia?

V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Warrnambool 3 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 33 min. Alternatively, Sharp Aviation flies from Melbourne to Warrnambool twice daily.

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 Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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