Getting around Geelong

Fly in, get the bus or train, drive, taxi, ferry, ride or walk.  

Our public transport network will help you get around Greater Geelong.

Public Transport

Our train and bus system will help you get around Geelong and visiting surrounding areas.

If you will be using public transport you will need to use Myki - a card you store money on to use our bus networks.


Bicycle riding for transport continues to grow in the Geelong region despite not being first choice for many commuters. Commuter cycling infrastructure is gradually expanding in the region.


Geelong has a comprehensive bus network, allowing you to get around town. Public transport Victoria has information such as routes and timetables.


The easiest way to reach Melbourne, Warrnambool, Port Fairy, Ballarat or Bendigo is on the V/line train service. On some occasions trains are replaced with buses. Visit the V/line website for timetables, route maps and tickets.

Airport access

Geelong has easy access to both the Avalon Airport (25 kilometres from Geelong) and the Melbourne Airport (International - 85 kilometres from Geelong).



The easiest way to get to and from Avalon Airport is via the Avalon Airport Shuttle. Services operate for every flight arriving and departing.

It is easy to reach Avalon by car as well, with good value airport parking also available.

Melbourne Airport

The quickest route to Melbourne Airport is the Gull Bus. Departing from McKillop St. Geelong or the Geelong railway station, you will be dropped to you airport check in. Return fares can also be purchased.

Melbourne Airport is just over an hours drive from Geelong with plenty of options for long term parking.

The third option is to catch the train to Southern Cross Station, Melbourne and transfer to the Skybus to Melbourne Airport.

The Searoad Ferry

This great service is a must do to check out the Mornington Peninsula. The ferry travels between Queenscliff and Sorrento 12 times a day. It is a great way to see two beautiful townships.


Major highways

Geelong has quick access to Victoria’s main highways, providing access to each pocket of the state as well as other Australian major cities such as Adelaide and Sydney.

The Princes Highway connects Geelong to Melbourne, the Hume will take you to Sydney and the Western Highway will connect you to Adelaide.

Roads safety

International road users can learn more about safe driving on our roads.

Common Questions

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Geelong Botanic Gardens - How do I get to the Gardens?

Geelong Botanic Gardens is close to the Geelong Waterfront in Eastern Park.  It is within walking distance of the main train station and there is parking nearby.

Please see our Geelong Botanic Gardens printable map. 

The gardens entrance is at the intersection of Podbury Drive and Eastern Park Circuit, Melways reference 452 F4.

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