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Getting here & around

Getting to Phillip Island is easy. Choose from a comfortable drive of under 2 hours from Melbourne, let someone else do the driving and jump on the bus, or board the inter-island passenger ferry that crosses the bay to Phillip Island.

Travelling by car from Melbourne

To get to Phillip Island by car, travel along the Monash Freeway from Melbourne and take the exit to Phillip Island (near Cranbourne) along the South Gippsland Highway (M420). Continue to follow the signs for Phillip Island onto the Bass Highway (A420). Continue onto the Phillip Island Tourist Road (B420), travelling over the bridge at San Remo onto the island.

Public transport options

V/Line runs daily coach services between Southern Cross Station and Cowes, via Grantville, Corinella, Bass, San Remo and Newhaven.

The Western Port Ferries passenger ferry, travels from Stony Point on the Mornington Peninsula across Westernport Bay to Cowes. For timetables and costs, please visit westernportferries.com.au

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Getting here & around


Western Port Ferries Phillip Island

Western Port Ferries operates the passenger ferry service on spectacular Western Port Bay, sailing between Cowes on Phillip Island, French Island and...


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Travel information

Visitor information centres

Contact a visitor information centre in the Phillip Island region to book accommodation, or get advice about local events and things to do.