Getting to Melbourne by ferry
Melbourne and Victoria are easily accessible by ferry from Tasmania. Since October 2022, Geelong has become the new permanent home to the Spirit of Tasmania I and II car and passenger ferry, replacing Port Melbourne.
The terminal at Spirit of Tasmania Quay in North Geelong is approximately 70km southwest of Melbourne. Both day and overnight crossings are available most days of the year between Geelong and Devonport (Tasmania). Free public parking is provided for visitors and passengers with their vehicles waiting to board the ferry.
By train, North Shore Railway station and North Geelong railway station are not far from the Spirit of Tasmania Quay. From Melbourne’s city centre, access these stations via the V-Line train from Southern Cross Station and arrange transport from the station to the terminal.
MyBus Geelong provides a shuttle service between Spirit of Tasmania Quay and Geelong Railway Station. Bookings are required. See MyBus Geelong website for more details.
You can also reach Spirit of Tasmania Quay by taxi. For further information, scheduling, fares and bookings, visit spiritoftasmania.com.au.