Getting to Bass Coast

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In just over an hour from Melbourne, you'll reach the spectacular Phillip Island and Bass Coast region, a perfect getaway in any season.



Westernport Ferries  operate a passenger ferry from Stony Point (off Mornington Peninsula) to French Island or Cowes on Phillip Island.

Searoad Ferries operate a car, caravan and bus ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento (Mornington Peninsula). The drive from Mornington Peninsula is picturesque with cafes, antiques, and wildlife experiences along the way. A direct route by car should take less than 2 hours.

Searoad Ferries Time Table and Fares

The Spirit of Tasmania is another ferry option to bring your own car, motorhome, caravan or camper tailer with you and explore Bass Coast in your own time. Visit their website for details and specials.

Spirit of Tasmania - departing Devonport, Tasmania to Melbourne, Victoria.

Follow the car directions to Phillip Island, Bass Coast and Gippsland.


Getting around Bass Coast

Local Bus Companies

To access route timetables and maps of the public transport services including special Moto GP routes please click on the below links:

South Coast Bus and Phillip Island Bus  provide services for our local area and limited gippsland destinations. Transport times and event timetable options are available on their website. 

Regional Bus Fares- Bass Coast and Phillip Island are located in 'Category A', you will need to scroll down to this category for current fares.

Taxi Services 

Wonthaggi Taxi - (03) 5672 2333 servicing Bass Coast and surrounds.

Phillip Island Taxi  - servicing Phillip Island.

There are many more ways to see Bass Coast and Phillip Island - hire a bike, ride your motorbike, even a mobility scooter can go along our bike tracks and rail trails. To see the region from a different perspective why not try a paddle boat or kayak.



By Bus

Sit back and relax as Bass Coasts integrated bus service takes you to your next natural experience, using local and regional public transport options.

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By Car

A comfortable drive from Melbourne in under 2 hours by car, Phillip Island, Inverloch and Bass Coast is accessible all year round.

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