Are you looking for information how to get to Phillip Island? You can’t decide between a car and public transport? The island is located 140 km from Melbourne and surprisingly, it’s linked by a public transport network. Why is it such a surprise? Because travelling in Australia without a car is almost impossible. Australia is a huge country, much bigger than entire Europe and there are very few tourist places that can be visited without a car. Is it a good idea to use public transport to get to Phillip Island or is it better to choose a car? This blog post will help you decide!
The easiest way to get to Phillip Island is to drive there. If you don’t have your own car, check for car rental. Distance between must-see places is rather large. The car will let you do the top things on Phillip Island with no rush. It takes only 1,5 hours to get to Phillip Island from Melbourne by car and it’s definitely the most convenient way to get around.
You can also get to Phillip Island from Melbourne with public transport. There are two connections, both of them require a change. It takes around 2 – 3 hours to get to Phillip Island using public transport. Don’t forget that distance between must-see places is rather large. So you will have to find a way to get around and do the top things on Phillip Island without a car. Below you can find a description and map of connections.
CONNECTION 1 – V/Line bus that goes from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne to Koo Wee Rup. This journey requires a change of bus at Koo Wee Rup for another V/Line bus that goes to Phillip Island. The bus stops in a few places along the way. The ticket fare is 15,80 AUD one way.
CONNECTION 2 – Suburban train from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne to Dandenong. This journey requires a change in Dandenong for a V/Line bus that goes to Phillip Island. The ticket fare is 15,80 AUD one way.
Do you know now how to get to Phillip Island? Are you going to drive there or will you use public transport? Let me know by leaving a comment below!