It takes about two hours to drive to Phillip Island (longer if you take a detour through charming little towns like Loch and Kilcunda), but once you're there, everything is within easy reach. There's a helpful information centre on the island, and the locals are always happy to recommend the best spots. For a slightly different journey, try the ferry across Western Port Bay. It runs from Stony Point all the way to Cowes. 

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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 Western Port passenger ferry to cross Western Port Bay from Stony Point in Mornington Peninsula to Cowes on 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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