How to Get Here
By Rail, Road Or Bus
So much to see, so much to do – and it’s so very easy to get here. You can leave Melbourne and be in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula’s hinterland in about an hour. It couldn’t be a more relaxing, pleasant drive. Use our Get Directions Gadget to help plan your trip
- Escape Melbourne on Eastlink, connecting to the Mornington Peninsula freeway (11)
- Follow the Nepean Highway (3) along the Port Phillip Bay coastline via Point Nepean Rd (B110)
- or use the Monash Freeway (M1) to connect to the Westernport Highway (A780), then head for the Western Port Bay coastline along the Frankston Flinders Rd (C777)
Note: Eastlink and the Citylink parts of the Monash Freeway have tolls that will require a pass for travel if you choose to use them in your route. There are no toll booths, but passes can be purchased online prior to travelling or up to 3 days after the first trip.
CityLink: www.citylink.com.au Eastlink: www.breeze.com.au
If you are travelling from Geelong, The Great Ocean Road, Queenscliff or the Bellarine Peninsula the Searoad Ferry is a great way to easily link to the Mornington Peninsula. The ferry departs Queenscliff on the hour and takes cars, buses, trucks and passengers. Arrival half an hour prior to departure is advisable to ensure a place on the ferry.
The spectacular 40-minute trip on the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry Service links Melbourne’s most magnificent coastal regions: the Bellarine Peninsula and Mornington Peninsula. Both destinations have a vast number of attractions to explore.
Stroll on board as a passenger or bring your car – it’s the fast and environmentally friendly alternative to the drive of more than 200 km through the city from one peninsula to the other.
Two specially designed all-weather 60-metre ferries depart from both destinations on the hour, every hour, 7am to 6pm daily. Enjoy easy drive on/drive off facilities, spacious comfortable lounges with full-length windows, a tempting cafe and plenty of deck space.
There are ever-changing – watch out for dolphins, whales in winter and enormous ships as you breathe incredibly fresh air.
Arriving at Sorrento you’ll have a perfect view of multi-million dollar mansions sitting atop cliffs, tiny coves filled with boats, the beautiful foreshore and old limestone buildings. Ferry tickets can be purchased on arrival or via www.searoad.com.au
- Departing all Melbourne CBD stations for Frankston approximately every 15 minutes Mon- Sat, and every 20 minutes on Sun.
- Connecting train from Frankston to Stony Point (Western Port) approximately every 2 hours, 7 days a week.
For information and timetables: www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au
Portsea Passenger Service Bus 788 – Frankston to Portsea via Rosebud and Rye (express Frankston to Mornington). Departs approximately every 45 mins Mon-Fri, every hour Sat and every 2 hours Sun. Peninsula Bus Lines Service Bus 782 – Frankston to Flinders via Hastings. Departs approximately every 2 hours Mon – Fri, every hour Sat and Sun (more often in warmer months). Note some services terminate at Hastings.
Other bus routes 781-785 travel throughout the Mornington Peninsula. For information and timetables: www.grenda.com.au
NOTE: trains and buses have different ticketing.
Airport Bus Service: – daily from Frankston to Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport. Special pre book services operate from Rosebud. For information and timetables: www.fapas.com.au