How to get to Skipton

Skipton is 173 kilometres from Melbourne CBD
You can reach Skipton by car or Train & Bus

By Car

Skipton is 173 kilometers away from Melbourne CBD and will take approximately 2hr 5mins to drive. There are 2 options you can choose from; via the Midland Highway or Western Freeway:

Step by step directions via the Midland Highway/A300 (173 km): 

  • Travel from Melbourne city onto the Westgate Freeway M1
  • Take the A300 Exit towards Ballarat
  • Continue to follow Midland Highway/A300
  • Stay on the Midland Highway/A300
  • Exit on to Geelong Road/C143
  • Arrive Skipton

Step by step directions via the Western Freeway/M8 (191 km): 

  • Travel from Melbourne city onto the Westgate Freeway M1
  • Exit W10 towards National Highway M31/Hume Freeway/Melbourne Airport
  • Take the National Highway/Western Freeway/M8 towards Ballarat
  • After Ballarat, turn left on to Lawrence Street/C172
  • Arrive Skipton

By Bus & Train

Bus & Train via Ballarat:

Train services operated by V/Line are available from Melbourne to Ballarat where you can take the V/Line Bus service to Skipton (Monday to Friday only).

Catch a morning train to Ballarat (no later than the 11.16am service) and then take the 1.15pm bus service to Skipton, arriving at 2.17pm.

The Melbourne to Ballarat train line departs from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne's CBD.

Train times vary and are not available 24/7.

Click here to plan your journey.

For train & bus stops and timetables, please visit

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

 

Bus & Train via Camperdown:

Train services operated by V/Line are available on the Warrnambool line, from Melbourne to Camperdown, where you can take the V/Line Bus service to Skipton(Tuesday & Thursday only).

The bus to Skipton departs at 7.31am. This service requires an overnight stay in Camperdown.

The Melbourne to Warrnambool train line departs from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne's CBD.

Train times vary and are not available 24/7.

Click here to plan your journey.

For train & bus stops and timetables, please visit

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

 

Bus & Train via Warrnambool:

Train services operated by V/Line are available from Melbourne to Warrnambool where you can take the V/Line Bus service to Skippton (Monday to Friday only).

The bus to Skipton departs at 6.40am. This service requires an overnight stay in Warrnambool.

The Melbourne to Warrnambool train line departs from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne's CBD.

Train times vary and are not available 24/7.

Click here to plan your journey.

For train & bus stops and timetables, please visit

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