Located just 103 kilometres away, getting to Torquay from Melbourne 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. There are also several air carriers (and helicopters or tiger moths!) available for your convenience if travelling from afar.

To prepare for your trip, here is some transportation information regarding Torquay that will come in handy:

By Car

Torquay is 103 kilometres away from Melbourne CBD and will take approximately 1hr: 17mins to drive. In 2009 a Freeway Extension was built that bypassed Geelong making your trip to Torquay shorter.

The step by step directions below should take you there:

Travel from Melbourne city onto the Westgate Freeway

  • Continue onto Princes Freeway 
  • Continue onto Geelong Ring Road
  • Take the Torquay exit  At the roundabout, take the 1st exit
  • Turn right onto Ghazeepore Rd
  • Turn left onto Mount Duneed Rd
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Surf Coast Hwy/Torquay Rd/B100
  • Continue to follow Surf Coast Hwy/B100
  • Turn right onto Beach Rd

By Train

A train operated by V/Line is available from Melbourne to Geelong, Marshall and Waurn Ponds, which are the nearest railway stations to Torquay. A railway service is also available going to and coming from surrounding towns or villages like Colac, Newport, and Winchelsea among others. 

To reach Torquay, busses connect from Geelong or Marshall Station with more information found under 'By Bus'.

Trains vary in times and not available 24/7. Coaches will replace trains on the evening Geelong service, depending on availability.

For train stops and timetables, please visit:

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

By Bus

V/Line provides bus services to and from surrounding Torquay from Geelong and surrounding towns.

To visit Torquay, busses connect at Geelong, Marshell and Colac Stations serviced by the Melbourne - Warrnambool train line.

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

By Plane

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)


Melbourne Airport

Also known as Tullamarine Airport, is 113 kilometres away from Torquay. It is the second busiest airport in Australia. The Melbourne Airport is the nearest Airport to Torquay that offers both local and International flights. Jetstar, Qantas, Strategic Airlines and Virgin Australia are some of the carriers that the airport accommodates for International flights. They have several local destinations that are provided by carriers such as Rex, Jetstar, Qantas, Skywest Airlines, Tiger Airways and Virgin Australia.

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

Our visitor information centre

The yellow and blue 'i' sign is your passport to quality information and friendly service along the entire Great Ocean Road. 

Drop in to the Torquay Visitor Centre for tips on crafting your ultimate Great Ocean Road trip.

Do the road your way and let the locals help you tick off your bucket list.

Address: Surf City Plaza, 77 Beach Road, Torquay, Victoria 3228

Phone: +61 3 5261 4219

Email: torquayvic@surfcoast.vic.gov.au

Open 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week


Essential services


There are three bank ATMs in Torquay.  Commonwealth Bank at 21 Gilbert Street and Westpac at 8 Gilbert Street. A National Australia Bank ATM can be found at 415 Esplanade. Many of the stores accept credit cards.

Emergency Services

Torquay Police Station is located at 122 Surf Coast Highway. Phone: 03 5264 3400

For fire, ambulance or police emergencies please call 000

Petrol & Fuel

Woolworths Caltex, Torquay, 72-76 Surf Coast Hwy provides fuel for all modes of transport plus refreshments and snacks. Open 24 hours.

Medical Services

Torquay Medical Centre is located at 94 Geelong Rd, Torquay, at the corner of Spring St. The clinic can be contacted on (03) 5264 8838 open 7 days (limited hours on weekends).

Post Office

The Torquay Post Shop is located at 23 Pearl Street, Torquay. Opening hours - Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday 9:00am - 12:30pm, Sunday Closed.

Public Toilets

There are over 15 public toilets in Torquay.

To view the locations of the facilities see the National Public Toilet Map