homeAustraliaVictoria travel guide > Victoria getting there
Victoria guide
Traveler café 
Travel directory
Last updated : Nov 2009
Victoria Getting There
Getting There Victoria - TravelPuppy.com

The international airport in Victoria is Melbourne (MEL) (Tullamarine). For more information on this airport please see our separate section.


An overnight passenger / vehicle ferry from Tasmania to Melbourne departs daily. There are also ferry services from Melbourne to Williamstown across Port Phillip Bay, between Southgate, Princes Walk and the Melbourne Aquarium and Crown entertainment complex, and across the headlands of Port Phillip Bay between the beach towns of Queenscliff and Sorrento. Melbourne is becoming a progressively more popular port for international cruise ships.


V-Line operates state rail services, with links from Melbourne to Ballarat, Bendigo, Seymour, Sale, Echuca, Geelong, Swan Hill, Traralgon and Wodonga.

Overnight trains link Melbourne and Sydney (the travel time is 13 hours), and an overnight train, The Overland, runs to Adelaide (12 hours).

Trains run to other main centres including Canberra (the travel time is 8 hours 30 minutes), Brisbane (the travel time is 48 hours) and Perth (the travel time is 72 hours).


Coach services connect all states by road. Main coach routes and travelling times are as follows, from Melbourne to:

    Melbourne to Canberra is nine hours 30 minutes
  Adelaide is nine hours 30 minutes
  Sydney is 12 hour
  Broken Hill is 19 hours
  Brisbane is 25 hours
There is a well developed road system covering 156,700 kilometres (97,400 miles) on which local buses operate.


Melbourne has an broad network of electric railways, linked in the city centre by an underground loop line. There is also a tram network which has an integrated ticket structure with the rail and bus systems.

It is advised to purchase tickets before boarding, or from onboard vending machines (trams only). Fares are zonal, with travel cards for weekly or daily travel and multi journey tickets.

The Melbourne City Circle tram, painted in distinct burgundy and gold colours, is free. The Melbourne City Explorer Bus and the City Wanderer Bus leave hourly to main attractions in the city and the visitor may join or leave at any stopping point in the journey.
Useful travel links
Sydney Airport Information on Sydney airport.