Port Phillip Ferries

Getting here

Visit by Air

Avalon Airport is 20 minutes from Geelong and SkyBus will get you from the terminal to central Geelong. The trip from Melbourne Airport takes an hour and Gull Airport Service offer a shuttle to and from central Geelong and Werribee. Or you can pick up a rental car at either airport and make your own way to the region.

Visit by Rail

Regular rail services operate between Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station and Geelong, and buses connect central Geelong with the suburbs and villages of The Bellarine.

Check out timetables at Public Transport Victoria.

Visit by Road

Geelong is only an hour from the Melbourne CBD via the Westgate and Princes Freeways, and Bellarine destinations are within half an hour of Geelong. It’s a compact region, easy to explore by car.

Visit by Sea

Searoad Ferries

Australia’s favourite car and passenger, Searoad Ferries connects Queenscliff and The Bellarine with the Mornington Peninsula, Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and Phillip Island. The lounge and external decks all offer spectacular coastal views as passengers relax and enjoy a coffee and the scenery. The 40 minute crossing departs every hour, every day between 7am – 6pm (7pm 26 December – 31 January).

Visit for timetables, fares, special packages and to book online.

Port Phillip Ferries

Another exciting way to hit up The Bellarine and Geelong region, direct from Melbourne CBD, is via a cruise on Port Phillip Ferries.

The 400 seater vessel provides the perfect vantage point to enjoy the sights and sounds of the bay, while sipping on a coffee or local wine. Head over for one of their carefully curated packages, or create your own adventures at the local beaches, wineries and attractions.

They cruise 365 days a year from Docklands to both Geelong and Portarlington, departing just across the road from Marvel Stadium.

Spirit of Tasmania

For an unforgettable journey to Geelong and The Bellarine, jump aboard the Spirit of Tasmania. Experience the beauty of the Bass Strait as you sail from Devonport. With a range of onboard amenities including restaurants, bars, cinemas, and cabins, the Spirit offers the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.

Visit for timetables, fares, and to book your voyage today!

Hire a car

Explore Geelong and The Bellarine at your own pace – rent a car from Budget Car & Truck Rental and embark on your own adventure. With a wide range of vehicles to choose from, including compact cars and SUVs, Budget offers a seamless pickup and drop-off.

Visit to reserve your vehicle today and make the most of your journey.

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