Forget petrol prices, parking costs and designated drivers. Just sit back, relax in 5-star coach comfort and be driven straight to the track and back again.
Coaches are available from the Melbourne CBD on Thursday – Sunday and from regional areas on Sunday only. One way and return trips are available, including one way trips back from Phillip Island on Sunday and Monday.
All Melbourne city coaches depart from Federation Square, corner Flinders Street and Russell Street.
All Catch-a-Coach Services drop-off and pickup at Gate 3 at the circuit, with the exception of the Thursday and Monday one-way services which will drop off at Gate 1.
2015 Catch-a-Coach - One-way Prices
Melbourne to Circuit Time^ Adult FROM* Concess. FROM* Availability Thursday (to Circuit/Cowes) Departure 2pm $31 $26 Coming Soon Friday Departure 7.30am $31 $26 Coming Soon Friday Departure 10am $31 $26 Coming Soon Saturday Departure 6.45am $31 $26 Coming Soon Saturday Departure 9.30am $31 $26 Coming Soon Sunday Departure 6.45am $31 $26 Coming Soon Sunday Departure 9.30am $31 $26 Coming Soon Circuit to Melbourne Time^ Adult FROM* Concess. FROM* Availability Sunday Departure at 5pm $31 $26 Coming Soon Monday (from Cowes/Circuit) Departure 11am $31 $26 Coming Soon
2015 Catch-a-Coach - Return Prices
Melbourne to Circuit Time^ Adult FROM* Concess. FROM* Availability Friday Departure 7.30am
Return at 5.30pm
$41 $36 Coming Soon Friday Departure 10am
Return at 5.30pm
$41 $36 Coming Soon Saturday Departure 6.45am
Return at 5.30pm
$41 $36 Coming Soon Saturday Departure 9.30am
Return at 5.30pm
$41 $36 Coming Soon Sunday Departure 6.45am
Return at 5pm
$41 $36 Coming Soon Sunday Departure 9.30am
Return at 5pm
$41 $36 Coming Soon
2015 Catch-a-Coach - Regional Return Prices (Sunday Only)
Area to Circuit Time^ Adult FROM* Concess. FROM* Availability Monash University,
Clayton (Wellington Rd)
Return at 5pm
$41 $36 Coming Soon Cranbourne - KFC,
Sth Gippsland Hwy
Return at 5pm
$36 $31 Coming Soon Geelong - Busport Terminal,
Return at 5pm
$48 $43 Coming Soon Ballarat - Civic Hall,
Return at 5pm
$48 $43 Coming Soon
A pre-booked wheelchair accessible bus will operate from Melbourne CBD (Federation Square) to Gate 3, departing at 7.30am Friday and 6:45am Saturday/Sunday of the event and returning each day. Phone bookings for this service are essential please call 1800 100 030.
*Price based on cash purchase from Ticketmaster outlets, prior to June 1, 2015. Tickets purchased by other means attract delivery and credit card fees. Click here for details.
The last coach from Phillip Island will depart 6.30pm^ on Friday & Saturday and 6.00pm^ on Sunday from Gate 3. ^Departure times subject to change.
All Friday, Saturday and Sunday coaches arrive to and depart from the circuit at Gate 3. Thursday and Monday one-way coaches arrive to and depart from V-line Bus Stop, Thompson Avenue/Chapel St, Cowes, stopping at the circuit at Gate 1.
The Catch-a-Coach service is operated by Firefly Coaches Pty Ltd (ABN 14 004 864 251) which is an independent contractor to, and not an agent of, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation.
- Ride or Drive
If you are travelling by motorcycle or car from Melbourne, access to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is:
- via Citylink or East link tollways
- Monash Freeway
- South Gippsland Highway
- Bass Highways to Anderson
- Phillip Island Tourist Road across onto Phillip Island
From the Monash Freeway, signs will clearly identify the route to the circuit, which will include clear directional signs to the circuit parking areas.
For up to date traffic reports tune to 3AW or Triple M radio stations.
For parking information at the MotoGP please click here.
- Grand Prix Shuttle Service
There are 5 Grand Prix Shuttle services operating from various locations on Phillip Island to Gate 1:
- Cowes Central Route Map (PDF)
- Cowes/Ventnor Route Map (PDF)
- San Remo Route Map (PDF)
- Rhyll/Silverleaves Route Map (PDF)
- Island Night Express Route Map (PDF)
Service Operating Time Intervals Cost Cowes Central (Click for Timetable) 7:30am – midnight 15–20 mins $8 single/$15 return Cowes West/Ventnor (Click for Timetable) 7:30am – midnight 15-20 mins $8 single/$15 return San Remo/Cape Woolamai (Click for Timetable) 7:25am – midnight 30 mins $8 single/$15 return Rhyll/Silverleaves (Click for Timetable) 7:30am – 11:30pm 30 mins $8 single/$15 return Island Night Express – Fri (Click for Timetable) Midnight – 1:00am 20 mins $10 one way Island Night Express – Sat (Click for Timetable) Midnight – 2:00am 20 mins $10 one way Island Night Express – Sun NO SERVICE
The Island Night Express service will operate on Friday & Saturday Nights from Midnight. The service will only pick up passengers in Cowes at the Bus Terminal in Chapel Street. San Remo pick up point is the San Remo V Line Stop.
- House/Hotel Transfer
Cleelands Bus Lines offer a simple pickup/drop-off service between your accommodation and Gate 3. Bookings are essential.
For more information or for bookings call Cleelands Bus Lines on (03) 5952 1042.
- Discover Phillip Island
As the Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix roars into Phillip Island in Victoria’s scenic Western Port from October 17 – 19, 2014, the whole Island will be buzzing with a wide range of natural experiences and engaging attractions to explore. While it’s impossible not to be swept up in the GP excitement, visitors that manage to tear themselves away from the track before and after the action will discover a whole island of adventure awaits!
There are three main public car parks at the Phillip Island Circuit:
Carpark NEAREST FACILITIES Gate VIP Grandstand Other Lukey/Siberia Car Park 3 Supercross Siberia, Lukey Heights N/A Patton’s Car/Motorcycle Park 1 VIP Village, Motorcycle Clubs, High Octane, Champion’s Club Stoner Pavilion, Gardner Straight, Bass Strait, The Garage Credentials Office (VIP, Media, Credential Collection) Circuit Car/Motorcycle Park (inc. Disability and Campground Car Parks) 1, 7 VIP Village, Motorcycle Clubs, High Octane, Champion’s Club Stoner Pavilion, Doohan Pavilion, Gardner Straight, Bass Strait, The Garage Credentials Office (VIP, Media, Credential Collection), Event Office, Visitor Centre, Campground Ticket Office Secure Motorcycle Park 7 VIP Village, Motorcycle Clubs, High Octane, Champion’s Club Doohan Pavilion, Gardner Straight, Bass Strait, The Garage Credentials Office (VIP, Media, Credential Collection), Event Office, Visitor Centre, Campground Ticket Office
All public parking is paid for upon arrival at the car park (cash only) – no purchasing prior to Event days is available but tickets can be purchased in advance for following event days at the car park entrance gates.
Carpark Nearest Gate Vehicle Cost Motorcycle Cost Single Day Sat/Sun Three Day Single Day Sat/Sun Three Day Lukey/Siberia Car/Motorcycle Park Gate 3 $10 $20 $30 $5 $10 $15 Patton’s Car/Motorcycle Park Gate 1 $10 $20 $30 $5 $10 $15 Circuit Car Park/Motorcycle Park Gate 1,7 $10 $20 $30 $5 $10 $15 Secure Motorcycle Park Gate 7 - - - $15 $30 $40
Lukey/Siberia Car/Motorcycle Park
Lukey/Siberia Car Park is located on the right of Back Beach Rd as you approach the circuit; pedestrian access to the Circuit is via Gate 3.
Lukey/Siberia Car Park is in the best location for Supercross and Grandstand Patrons in Lukey Heights and Siberia Grandstands.
Patton’s Car/Motorcycle Park
Patton’s Car Park is located opposite Gate 1 on the north side of Back Beach Road. Pedestrian access is via Gate 1. Patton’s Car Park is the best location for vehicles returning to Cowes along with being the closest parking area to the Stoner Pavilion and the credentials collection office.
Circuit Car/Motorcycle Park
The Circuit Car/Motorcycle Park and Patton’s Car Park cover the area between Gates 1 and 7. Vehicles will be directed to park based on RETURN DESTINATION – Cowes or Melbourne.
This parking area is closest to facilities such as Gardner Grandstand, Doohan Pavilion, Stoner Pavilion, Motorcycle Clubs, VIP Village, Champion’s Club and High Octane Club. This will also be the closest parking area for precincts such as the GP Expo, Gardner Village and the National Support Paddock.
The Car Park for Patrons with a Disability is located directly outside Gate 7 and costs are the same as the Circuit Car Park. To park in this Car Park the vehicle must display a valid disability permit. A Disability Shuttle Stop is located at this car park. For full information for Patrons with a Disability visit the Disability Information page.
Campground Patrons will be directed to their camping location:
- Highside Campground vehicles are permitted within the Highside Campground
- Trackside Campground vehicles will be directed to a car park adjacent to the campground (a 30 minute unloading period within the campground is permitted).
For full Campground information visit the Campground Page
Credentialed vehicles will also be located in this parking area and vehicles will be directed to their designated parking location as displayed on your vehicle credential sticker.
Secure Motorcycle Park
The Secure Motorcycle Car Park is located in a fenced area between Gate 1 and Gate 7. Storage of one item is included in the ticket price. Additional items can be securely stored for $3.50 per item.
- Free Circuit Shuttle Bus Services
Route Patrons Permitted Stop Locations Gates VIP Facilities Grandstands Other Red VIP 1,3,7 All - Pit Lane Walk, Supercross Yellow VIP 1,7 VIP Village, Motorcycle Clubs, High Octane, Champion’s Club - Helipad, Circuit Car Park, Pit Lane Walk Green Grandstand 1,3,5,7 - All Supercross Brown* Campground 1 (External) - - Highside Campground, Visitor Centre* Blue** Disability 1,3,5,7 High Octane, VIP Village Gardner Accessible Platform Campgrounds, Disability Car Park, other locations as requested**
*The Campground Shuttle operates after hours only and links up at Gate 1 with the Island Shuttle Service to Cowes and other locations on Phillip Island, see Regional Bus Service page. For full Campground information visit the Campground Page.
**The Disability Shuttle is a ‘by request’ service. For more information please visit the Disability Services page.
- Exit from Circuit to Public Transport
For Catch-a-Coach and other Private and School Coaches, please exit out of Gate 3 and turn right.
For Phillip Island Shuttle Buses and taxis, please exit out of Gate 1 and cross Visitor Centre Drive to the Shuttle Bus queuing area.
The helipad can be accessed by exiting out of Gate 7.
- Exit from Circuit to Car Parks
For the Circuit Car Park please exit out of Gate 7.
For Patton’s Car Park please exit out of Gate 1, cross Visitor Centre Drive and follow signs to Patton’s Car Park.
For Lukey/Siberia Car Park please exit out of Gate 3, turn left and cross Back Beach Road.
- When leaving Car Parks
Circuit Car Park
Cars will be parked upon entry by return destination. On exit, Cowes vehicles from the Circuit Car Park will be directed out of Gate 2 and turned left. Melbourne vehicles from the Circuit Car Park will be directed out Visitor Centre Drive and turned right.
Please be patient when leaving the circuit and carparks, please follow directions of Car Park Staff and Victoria Police.
Patton's Car Park
Cowes vehicles will be directed right out of Patton’s Car Park and Melbourne vehicles will be directed left.Please be patient when leaving the circuit and carparks, please follow directions of Car Park Staff and Victoria Police.
Lukey/Siberia Car Park
All Vehicles will be directed left out of Lukey/Siberia Car Park.Please be patient when leaving the circuit and carparks, please follow directions of Car Park Staff and Victoria Police.
Blue Line Operation
When leaving the Circuit along Phillip Island Road (east of Back Beach Road) and the Bass Highway, two Melbourne bound lanes will operate with the aid of special blue line marking. Please be aware of this blue line and keep under the speed limit.