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

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Train  •  3 h 32 min

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

$17 - $24

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Bus  •  5 h 27 min

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

$20 - $29

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

$46 - $238

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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 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Warrnambool. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 32 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 best way to get from Melbourne to The Twelve Apostles without a car is to train which takes 3 h 32 min and costs .

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The train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool takes 3 h 32 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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Melbourne to The Twelve Apostles train services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to The Twelve Apostles is to train which takes 3 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 27 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport to Warrnambool Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Melbourne to The Twelve Apostles bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Warrnambool station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to The Twelve Apostles.
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  • Distance: 117.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 32 min

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

V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Warrnambool 4 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 3 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Warrnambool via Ballarat in around 5 h 27 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

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.

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Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
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.

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Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $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
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Melbourne to The Twelve Apostles train services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Warrnambool station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to The Twelve Apostles is 263 km. It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to drive from Melbourne to The Twelve Apostles.

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Sharp Aviation offers flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport to Warrnambool Airport.

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There are 55+ hotels available in The Twelve Apostles. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport is to line 59 tram which takes 37 min and costs .

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