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How to Get to Phillip Island

How to Get to Phillip Island by Bus

Phillip Island is an easy 2hr drive from the heart of Melbourne. A top-notch dual highway makes driving a real pleasure. First time drivers will be delighted to know that the entire road to Phillip Island is very well sign posted. The South Gippsland Highway goes past a number of towns before turning off onto the San Remo Bridge to arrive at Phillip Island.

A daily bus service connects the Island to Melbourne via the enroute towns of Grantville, Corinella, Bass, San Remo, Newhaven and Cowes. A number of ferry services connect the island to mainland Victoria. Daily ferry service transports passengers from Melbourne and Stony Point on the Mornington Peninsula to the ferry terminal at Cowes.

Getting Around Phillip Island

Since there is no public transport available on the island, plenty of people like to hire bikes and travel the slow way around, with plenty of time to stop and admire the scenery or just savour a leisurely holiday away from civilization. There is no scheduled bus service on Phillip Island. But private coaches are available from the Phillip Island Bus Service as well as private air charters at the offices of the Phillip Island Air Services. Taxis can be rented for short rides or for the entire day. The island has just one car rental company and other lease companies that rent out bikes. Tour operators take tourists on conducted bus sightseeing tours.

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