Around the Bay in a Day
For a day trip with a difference if you don't mind spending time on the move, take a trip around Port Phillip Bay by train, bus and ferry. Catch an early morning Frankston bound Metro train from any downtown Melbourne station for the 1 hour trip down the east coast of Port Phillip Bay to Frankston. At Frankston change to a connecting Portsea route 788 bus for the 90 minute trip along the Southern Mornington Peninsula shoreline to Sorrento. Get off at Sorrento, walk down to the ferry terminal and catch the Peninsula Searoad Ferry across the heads of Port Phillip Bay to the elegant town of Queenscliff. Ferries depart hourly for a 40 minute trip. From Queenscliff catch a McHarry's bus lines bus to Geelong. Buses depart every 1 or 2 hours for a 1 hour journey to Geelong. Then from the elegant Geelong station, catch a Vline train back to Melbourne. Trains depart hourly or more frequently and the journey back to Melbourne Southern Cross station takes about 1 hour.
|Saturday Timetable as at August 2014|
|Metro Frankston Train|
|08:58|| dep|| Melbourne Flinders Street station|
|10:02|| arr|| Frankston station|
|Portsea Bus no 788|
|10:09|| dep|| Frankston station|
|Peninsula Searoad Ferry|
|12:40|| arr||Queenscliff pier|
|McHarry's Geelong Bus|
|16:22|| arr||Geelong station|
|16:31|| dep||Geelong station|
|17:34|| arr||Melbourne Southern Cross station|
Timetables vary by day of the week and other options are available so check details.