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Getting to Great Ocean Road: Flights and Transport Options

Everything you need to know about flying to and from the Great Ocean Road.

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Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport, and Avalon Airport are the closest commercial airports to the Great Ocean Road. Melbourne Airport is the city’s primary airport and has direct flights to dozens of international and domestic destinations.

This quick guide will give you all the information you need about ground transport options and airlines that fly into and out of Melbourne and Avalon airports.

Great Ocean Road flight deals


Flights between Canberra and Melbourne from $99 each way

Expires 30 Jun 2022
Available on Rex Airlines flights until 30 June 2022.

Rex Airlines flights from $79 each way

Expires 30 Jun 2022
Available on midweek flights until 30 June 2022 to Gold Coast, Brisbane, Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne.

Domestic flights from $69 each way

Expires 16 Aug 2022
Available for travel from July 2022 – May 2023 to Gold Coast, Adelaide, Coffs Harbour, Alice Springs, Townsville and more. Sample fare is Ballina-Sydney. T&Cs apply.

Australia-wide flights from $69 return

Expires 30 Jun 2022
Available on flights until September 2022 to Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Hobart, Adelaide, Launceston, Alice Springs, Ballina and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.

Great Ocean Road flight FAQs

Which are the closest airports to Great Ocean Road?

Avalon Airport is the closest airport to the start of the Great Ocean Road. It takes around 45 minutes to reach the Great Ocean Road from the airport. Melbourne Airport is the nearest major airport, and is approximately 90-minute drive away from Torquay, where the Great Ocean Road starts.

Which local airlines fly to Melbourne and Avalon airports?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Regional Express Airlines all fly to Melbourne Airport. Jetstar is the only airline that flies to Avalon Airport.

What airport transfer options are available?

Direct buses to Geelong are available from both Melbourne and Avalon airports. There is also an airport shuttle bus service that provides door-to-door transfers from Avalon Airport to Torquay, from $50 one way. If you prefer to hire a car, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Redspot and Thrifty car rental companies are all available at both Avalon and Melbourne airports. Alternatively, you can book a transfer in advance with Jayride or you can use Uber which costs from $60 to $85.

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