Located just 287 kilometres away, getting to Port Fairy from Melbourne (or SA) is easy. After all, its landmark, the famous Great Ocean Road, cannot be missed. Coaches and rail transportation are available, as well as flights coming directly from Avalon and Tullamarine airport.

To prepare for your trip, here is some transportation information regarding Port Fairy that will come in handy.

By Car

Port Fairy is 287 kilometers away from Melbourne CBD and will take approximately 3hr 30mins to drive along the inland route or 5 hrs 25 mins via the Great Ocean Road.

The step by step directions below should take you there: 

  • Travel from Melbourne city onto the Westgate Freeway
  • Continue onto Princes Freeway
  • Arrive Port Fairy

Alternatively, exit the Princes Hwy at the Torquay exit to travel the scenic Great Ocean Road coastal route.

Travel times to Port Fairy from - 

  • Adelaide – 6 hours and 30 minutes
  • Mount Gambier – 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Portland – 55 minutes
  • Hamilton – 1 hour

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By Plane

Melbourne Airport

Also known as Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne Airport is the second busiest airport in Australia and is the major airport servicing the city with both domestic and international flights. Transport services and car hire are available onsite with connection to the city by public and private operators.  Airport accommodation is available and basic convenience stores, cafes and restaurants are available most hours.

Website:  www.melbourneairport.com.au
Phone:     +61 3 9297 1600

Avalon Airport

Located just outside of Geelong and only 45 minutes from Melbourne CBD, Avalon Airport is the closest airport to the start of the Great Ocean Road, being only a 35 minute drive from Torquay. It offers easy transport options to Geelong and Torquay as well as plenty of car hire options.

Avalon Airport currently supports budget Jetstar flights to and from Sydney, the Gold Coast, Adelaide and Hobart. 

Website:    www.avalonairport.com.au
Phone:      +61 3 5227 9100
Toll Free:  1800 AVALON (1800 282 566)

Port Fairy Airstrip

Moyne Shire Council provides a working airstrip less than 5 minutes from Port Fairy. The Port Fairy Airstrip is located on Skenes Road (Golf Links Road) and is a dry weather strip only. The airstrip is 900 metres long and is unsealed / grass.

Website: http://www.moyne.vic.gov.au/Our-Services/Port-Fairy-Airstrip
Phone: 03 5568 0555

By Train

Train services operated by V/Line are available from Melbourne to Warrnambool, stopping along the way in major towns like Geelong and Colac.

To reach Port Fairy from Melbourne, catch the Warrnambool train from Southern Cross Station. Busses to Port Fairy connect at Warrnambool Station. See connecting bus information under 'By Bus'.

Train times vary and are not available 24/7.

For train stops and timetables, please visit

Website: ptv.vic.gov.au
Phone:   1800 800 007

By Taxi or Transfer

Port Fairy Taxis and Tours take the stress away from driving to the airport, let us take you and your family. No need for overnight accommodation we can depart to connect with your flights. Melbourne, Avalon and Warrnambool transfer service available.

Website: https://portfairytours.com.au/

Phone: 0419 764 983

Email: jo@portfairytours.com.au

By Bus

V/Line provides bus services to and from Port Fairy connect at Warrnambool Train Station.

  • To visit Port Fairy from Melbourne, catch the Melbourne - Warrnambool train from Southern Cross Station
  • Busses to Port Fairy connect at Warrnambool Train Station

Bus times may vary and are not available 24/7.

For bus and coach information and timetables visit

Website: ptv.vic.gov.au
Phone:    1800 800 007

Our visitor information centre

The blue and yellow 'i' sign is your passport to quality information and friendly service along the entire Great Ocean Road. Let the Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre staff help you make the most of your next visit!

Phone - 03 5568 2682

Facebook - www.facebook.com/portfairyvic

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Essential services

With a permanent population of 3,094 residence, Port Fairy has all the major services including medical and emergency services.

Post Office

Australia Post - Port Fairy
Shop 2 22 Bank Street, Port Fairy
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: closed

Medical Services

Port Fairy Medical Clinic
28 Villiers St, Port Fairy
Ph: (03) 5568 0000
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 12pm
Sunday: closed

Emergency Services

Police Station - Port Fairy
10 Campbell Street, Port Fairy

For police, ambulance or fire, call 000