Located approximately 3 hours southeast of Melbourne and ideally situated on the Great Ocean Road, getting to Port Campbell is easy. Although the Great Ocean Road is itself a touring route, getting to this iconic tourist attraction is via a well signposted dual lane highway. Once you’re on the Great Ocean Road, there’s no missing this famously scenic coastal drive. The main road is obviously signposted, ensuring you’ll be able to easily find your way to Port Campbell and back on track again should you wish to continue exploring the scenic coastal drive.
There are two main route for getting to Port Campbell from Melbourne, the quickest and most direct of which is the Princes Highway. Taking 3 hours and 15 minutes this route is ideal for those who want to get to Port Campbell as quickly and efficiently as possible. However, for those who feel the journey is just as important as the destination itself, the slower, winding and more scenic route via the Great Ocean Road takes 4 hours and 30 minutes without stops. Let’s face it though, with so much spectacular scenery, attractions and distractions to be found along the way, you’ll probably want to allow a little longer to cover for breaks and sightseeing.
For those who want to visit Port Campbell and travel the Great Ocean Road but don’t have the luxury of a vehicle of their own, there are actually plenty of great public transport options. Allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery while someone else does the driving, public transport is an easy and affordable way of getting to Port Campbell. There are V/Line rail services departing Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station travelling to Warrnambool. From here you can take a connecting bus service or tour along the Great Ocean Road to Port Campbell. There are also V/Line bus services that operate from both Geelong and Warrnambool along the Great Ocean Road via Apollo Bay to Port Campbell every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.