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Catch-a-Coach
Get to the island - Bus

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.

2014 Catch-a-Coach - One-way Prices

Melbourne to Circuit Time^ Adult FROM* Concess. FROM* Availability
Thursday (to Circuit/Cowes) Departure 2pm $29 $24 Book Now
Friday Departure 7.30am $29 $24 Book Now
Friday Departure 10am $29 $24 Book Now
Saturday Departure 6.45am $29 $24 Book Now
Saturday Departure 9.30am $29 $24 Book Now
Sunday Departure 6.45am $29 $24 Book Now
Sunday Departure 9.30am $29 $24 Book Now
Circuit to Melbourne Time^ Adult FROM* Concess. FROM* Availability
Sunday Departure from 5pm $29 $24 Book Now
Monday (from Cowes/Circuit) Departure 11am $29 $24 Book Now

2014 Catch-a-Coach - Return Prices

Melbourne to Circuit Time^ Adult FROM* Concess. FROM* Availability
Friday Departure 7.30am
Return from 5.30pm
$39 $34 Book Now
Friday Departure 10am
Return from 5.30pm
$39 $34 Book Now
Saturday Departure 6.45am
Return from 5.30pm
$39 $34 Book Now
Saturday Departure 9.30am
Return from 5.30pm
$39 $34 Book Now
Sunday Departure 6.45am
Return from 5pm
$39 $34 Book Now
Sunday Departure 9.30am
Return from 5pm
$39 $34 Book Now

2014 Catch-a-Coach - Regional Return Prices (Sunday Only)

Area to Circuit Time^ Adult FROM* Concess. FROM* Availability
Monash University,
Clayton (Wellington Rd)
Departure 7am
Return from 5pm
$39 $34 Book Now
Cranbourne - KFC,
Sth Gippsland Hwy
Departure 7.30am
Return from 5pm
$34 $29 Book Now
Geelong - Busport Terminal,
Brougham St
Departure 6am
Return from 5pm
$46 $41 Book Now
Ballarat - Civic Hall,
Mair St
Departure 6am
Return from 5pm
$46 $41 Book Now

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, 2014. 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.

Airport Buses

Airport Bus Dandenong

Airport Bus Dandenong provides an express service from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to the Circuit and Cowes on the following days:

DATE TIME SERVICE
Saturday 18 October 10am Melbourne Airport to Gate 3/Cowes
Sunday 19 October 10am Melbourne Airport to Gate 3/Cowes
Sunday 19 October 5pm Gate 3 to Melbourne Airport

Prices are $75 for a single and $120 for a double. Bookings essential on (03) 9782 6766 or visit http://www.airportbusdandenong.com.au/2014-aus-motogp

Note: Airport Bus Dandenong also provides routes services between the Airport and Dandenong – for more information please contact them via the link above. This service can link in with the V-line service from Dandenong to Cowes – refer to Regional Bus Services information below.

Skybus

The Skybus operates at frequent intervals between Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) and Flinders St Station in the Melbourne CBD.

The Skybus can be taken to Flinders St Station to link up with services to the circuit:

Location Linking Service
Melbourne CBD Catch-a-Coach - 2014 Information Coming Soon
Train to Stony Point Station Inter island Ferry to Cowes
Train to Dandenong Station V-line Coach to Cowes

Skybus tickets are $18 one way or $30 return. For full Skybus pricing information, timetables and to book tickets please visit the Skybus website .

Cleeland Bus Lines

Cleeland Bus Lines provide an express service to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) and the CBD from Cowes/Circuit on Monday (post event):

DATE TIME SERVICE
Monday 20 October 8am Cowes/Circuit (Gate 1 and Visitor Centre) to Melbourne Airport/City

Price is $45 per person, other pickup locations are available and bookings are essential on (03) 5952 1042.

Ferry Services

Interisland Ferries - Stony Point to Cowes

Pedestrian Ferry duration only 30 minutes.

Get to the island - Bus

Stony Point Departure Times

  • Saturday 18 October 8:00am, 12noon
  • Sunday 19 October 7:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am, 12noon

Cowes Departure Times

  • Saturday 18 October 5:30pm, 6:30pm
  • Sunday 19 October 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm

Pricing

  • Adult: $50.00 return / $25.00 one-way
  • Child: $30.00 return / $15.00 one-way
  • Pensioner/Conc: $30.00 return / $15.00 one-way

Tickets include a bus transfer to/from Gate 3 at the circuit.

Online bookings are strongly recommended, visit the online bookings page (site opens mid-August) or phone (03) 9585 5730. Tickets can be purchased at the Ferry but please note these are subject to availability and are CASH ONLY.

For ferry times, prices and bookings on Thursday, Friday or Monday please visit the route service page. If a bus transfer is required for Thursday, Friday or Monday please call Cleelands Bus Lines on (03) 5952 1042.

Train Services to Stony Point

Stony Point is the terminus point of the Stony Point suburban train line from Frankston.

For train timetables from within the suburban network to Frankston please use the trip planner on the Public Transport Victoria website

Download the Suburban Train Map

Searoad Ferries - Queenscliff to Sorrento

Pedestrian and Vehicle Ferry - duration 40 minutes.
For information on timetables and fares please visit the Searoad Ferries website
Bookings can be made by calling (03) 5258 3244 or by visiting Searoad Ferries

Regional Bus Services

Dandenong to Cowes

V-line operate a coach service from Dandenong Station to Cowes, linking up with the Suburban train line to/from Southern Cross and Flinders Street.

Bookings are essential on 136 196 or by visiting www.vline.com.au.

For train timetables from within the suburban network to Dandenong please use the trip planner on the Public Transport Victoria website.

Download the Suburban Train Map

Cape Patterson/Inverloch/Wonthaggi to Phillip Island Circuit

South Coast Bus operates a service between Cape Paterson/Inverloch/Wonthaggi and Gate 3 at the Circuit on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Event.

The bus services the following locations:

  • Cape Paterson
  • Inverloch
  • Wonthaggi
  • Dalyston
  • Kilcunda
  • Anderson
  • Gate 3 (Phillip Island Circuit)

Stop locations and timetable will be available soon.

Costs:

  • $30 for a one day pass
  • $55 for a two day pass
  • $75 for a three day pass

The Bus Stop is located at Gate 3

Bookings are essential – for bookings or for more information please call South Coast Bus on (03) 5672 1462 or (03) 5952 2500.

Wonthaggi to Cowes

South Coast Bus operate a PTV route service from Wonthaggi to Cowes.

Bookings not required.

Train Services

Melbourne Suburban Train Network

Trains can be taken to the following locations to link up with services to the circuit:

Get to the island - Train
Location Linking Service
Flinders St Station Catch-a-Coach Melbourne CBD - 2014 Information Coming Soon
Stony Point Station Interisland Ferry to Cowes/Circuit (Information available under Ferry Services)
Dandenong Station V-line Coach to Cowes (Information available under Regional Bus Services)

Download the Suburban Train Map

For train timetables from within the suburban network please use the trip planner on the Public Transport Victoria website.

Regional Train Network

Get to the island - Train

Regional V-line Train services connect with the Melbourne Suburban Network at Southern Cross Station.

Download the regional train map

For train timetables from within the V-line network please use the trip planner on the Public Transport Victoria website.

Air Services

Charter Helicopter Flights

Charter helicopter flights from Melbourne direct to the Phillip Island Circuit can be booked through our chosen provider - Professional Helicopter Services. Save time by beating the traffic and trying to find a park, let them drop you directly at the gate travel time is less than an hour.

Helicopter Price List
Moorabbin Airport to Phillip Island Circuit: Price^:
One way transfer (per person) $400
Return transfer (per person) $605
Return transfer package* (1 to 4 passengers) $3,450
Return transfer package* (1 to 5 passengers) $4,250
   
Melbourne CBD to Phillip Island Circuit: Price^:
Return transfer package* (1 to 4 passengers) $3,600
Return transfer package* (1 to 5 passengers) $4,450

^All prices above include GST.

Chauffeur trips to and from the above locations in Melbourne are available. To book helicopter flights from the locations above, or any other location within Victoria, please call PHS on 03 9580 7433. The helipad at the circuit is located to the West of Gate 7.

Please note: PHS is the provider of all services in connection with helicopter flights. Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) in no way supervises or controls the helicopter flights. PHS is an independent contractor to AGPC and AGPC gives no representation regarding the services of PHS.

*Return transfer packages include customised itinerary (departure times) to and from the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

Helicopter Landings

For those who wish to fly their own helicopter to the circuit, you must register through Professional Helicopter Services. Click here to download the registration form.

Landing fees are as follows:

  • 3 seater $60 per landing
  • 4 seater $80 per landing
  • 5 seater $100 per landing
  • 6 seater $120 per landing
  • 7 seater $140 per landing

All prices above include GST.

Charter Plane

Return flights to Phillip Island from Essendon Airport can be chartered through GAMair and cost $1012.00 (incl. GST) return based on a 6 seater plane.

Conditions apply - for more information or to book please call GAMair on 1300 074 811.

Phillip Island Airport is located on Phillip Island Road, approximately 10km East of the Circuit.

The Airport is located on the San Remo Route of the Grand Prix Shuttle Service, for more information on this service click here

Direct transfers between Phillip Island Airport and the Circuit can be arranged through Cleelands Bus Lines phone (03) 5952 1042.

For taxi information click here.

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
Get to the island - Road

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:

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.

At the island - Bus

The Bus Stop is located at Gate 1.

For more information please call Phillip Island Bus Lines on (03) 5952 2500.

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.

Taxi
At the Island - Taxi

For Taxi service on Phillip Island please call (03) 5952 2200.

The Taxi rank is located at Gate 1, near the main Gate 1 bus stop.

Please note that Taxis are in high demand during the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix weekend and long delays may apply.

Discover Phillip Island

As the 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!

Click here for more information.

Parking

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, Supercross Supercross Precinct
Circuit Car/Motorcycle Park/Patton’s 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)
Secure Motorcycle Park 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)

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 Park Gate 3 $10 $20 $30 $5 $10 $15
Circuit Car Park/Patton’s Car Park Gate 1, 7 $10 $20 $30 $5 $10 $15
Secure Motorcycle Park Gate 7 - - - $15 $30 $40

Lukey/Siberia Car Park

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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.

Circuit Car Park/Patton’s Car Park

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The Circuit Car 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.

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 council issued sticker or pass. 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 be directed to their designated parking location as displayed on your vehicle credential sticker.

Secure Motorcycle Park

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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 stored for $3.50 per item.

Free Circuit Shuttle Bus Services
At the island - Bus

There are four shuttle bus routes at the Phillip Island Circuit:

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**
At the island - Bus

*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
At the circuit

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
At the circuit

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
At the island

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.

Traffic Updates

Stay tuned to local radio and Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Facebook and Twitter pages for traffic updates.

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