How far is it from Melbourne to Phillip Island?

The superb area of Phillip Island may be famous for its Penguin parade but has a bucket load more to offer. Featuring unique wildlife, pristine beaches, and a charming farming community. Listed as one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destination, the Phillip island is well worth the trek. But how do you get there? Most visitors will base themselves in Melbourne, setting off to outer areas such as the Great Ocean Road and Yarra Valley for the day or weekend. But how long does it take to get to Phillip Island?

The Distance

The distance between Melbourne and Phillip Island is around 142km, rounding up to a couple hours’ drive from the city centre. There are numerous ways to travel there, all ranging in time, cost, and experience. Simply work out what works best for you and get ready for a day (or weekend) full of delights!

By Train and ferry

If you enjoy smooth travels with some stunning scenic surrounds, this route is for you. You have to start of taking two trains, so start by hopping on an inner-city train to Frankston, which takes around an hour to get to. Then take a mere 35 minutes train to reach Stony Point where you will get a taste of sea air. Jumping on a ferry for 45 minutes and whiz past the stunning sprawling hilltops as you cruise through the deep blue sea water. If you have mapped out your route times correctly, you can simply hop off the transports onto the next one without fuss. If this is done, it usually only takes a couple hours all up.

By Car

Like to be the independent traveller? Hiring a car or using your own can ease your worries about time schedules and ticket purchases, with all you need is a full tank of petrol. You can either take the ferry to Phillip island if you’d rather not take the bridge. All up it takes about an hour and a half to drive there. The only issue you may face is parking, with different areas having different parking facilities and restrictions. So, make sure to research beforehand to all the attractions you are interested in.

By Tour

By far the easiest way to travel to Phillip Island is by the tour bus. Companies who offer you a day, a weekend, or even longer to enjoy this stunning scenery. Promising you the very best of what Phillip Island has to offer while you sit back and enjoy the show. No planning needed, simply purchase the ticket prior to the tour date and get ready for an unforgettable adventure.

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