By Car

Lorne is 146km from Melbourne CBD and will take approximately 2hr:5mins to drive. In 2009 a Freeway Extension (M1) was built that bypasses Geelong, making access to the Great Ocean Road much quicker.

The step by step directions below should take you there:

  • Travel from Melbourne city onto the Westgate Freeway
  • Continue onto Princes Freeway
  • Continue onto Geelong Ring Road
  • Follow the signs for Lorne

You can choose to head to the coast or explore the hinterland by continuing on the Princes Highway (A1) or explore the quieter country roads.

By Train/Bus

Vline operate regular train services from Melbourne to Geelong.  From Geelong Station there are several daily bus services to Lorne.

For travel to Lorne From Tullumarine Airport, take the regular airport transport service operated by Gull to Geelong and then to Lorne via a Vline bus service

V/Line Bus Service


Phone: 1800 800 007

Vline tickets can also be purchased from the Lorne Visitor Information Centre - 03 5289 1152

Gull Airport Service


Phone: +61 3 5222 4966

By Ferry

Searoad Ferries

Take your car on Searoad Ferries connecting the Great Ocean Road region to Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island. The 40 minute crossing is  a great way to cross the bay. Every day, every hour from 7am to 6pm.


Phone: +61 3 5257 4500

By Plane

Avalon Airport

Located just outside of Geelong and only 45 minutes from Melbourne CBD, Avalon Airport is the closest airport to the start of the Great Ocean Road, being only a 35 minute drive from Torquay. It offers easy transport options to Geelong and Torquay as well as plenty of car hire options. Avalon Airport currently supports budget Jetstar flights to and from Sydney, the Gold Coast, Adelaide and Hobart.
Phone: +61 3 5227 9100
Toll Free: 1800 AVALON (1800 282 566)

Melbourne Airport

Also known as Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne Airport it is the second busiest airport in Australia and is the major airport servicing the city with both domestic and international flights. Transport services and car hire are available onsite with connection to the city by public and private operators. Airport accommodation is available and basic convenience stores, cafes and restaurants are available most hours.
Phone: +61 3 9297 1600