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

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Train  •  3h 32m

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

$17 - $24

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Bus  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Ballarat Fe80
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Warrnambool Warrnambool - Ballarat Via Skipton

$45 - $57

Drive  •  3h 7m

  1. Drive from Southbank to Warrnambool 164.2 miles

$23 - $35

Fly  •  2h 49m

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

$46 - $238

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The cheapest way to get from Southbank to The Twelve Apostles is to train which costs $24 - $35 and takes 3h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Southbank to The Twelve Apostles is to fly which costs $60 - $340 and takes 2h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southbank to The Twelve Apostles. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Warrnambool via Ballarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 52m.

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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 3h 32m.

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The distance between Southbank and The Twelve Apostles is 187 km. The road distance is 262.7 km.

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The best way to get from Southbank to The Twelve Apostles without a car is to train which takes 3h 32m and costs $24 - $35.

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

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Southbank to The Twelve Apostles bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Melbourne station.

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Southbank 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 Southbank to The Twelve Apostles is to train which takes 3h 32m and costs $24 - $35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $85 and takes 5h 52m, you could also fly, which costs $60 - $340 and takes 2h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Southbank to The Twelve Apostles.
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  • Distance: 117.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 32m

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

V-Line operates a train from Southbank to Warrnambool 4 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 3h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southbank to Warrnambool via Ballarat in around 5h 52m.

Airlines
Sharp Aviation
Website
sharpairlines.com
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
43m
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
3h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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 Ballarat to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Southbank to The Twelve Apostles is 263 km. It takes approximately 3h 7m to drive from Southbank 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 60+ hotels available in The Twelve Apostles. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southbank to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport is to line 59 tram which takes 40m and costs $5.

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