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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 Thursday 25 October 10am Melbourne Airport to Gate 1/Cowes Friday 26 October 10am Melbourne Airport to Gate 3/Cowes Saturday 27 October 10am Melbourne Airport to Gate 3/Cowes Sunday 28 October 10am Melbourne Airport to Gate 3/Cowes Sunday 28 October 5pm Gate 3 to Melbourne Airport
Prices are $60 for a single and $100 for a double.
Bookings essential on (03) 9782 6766 or visit the booking page
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 see Regional Bus Services below.
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 Train to Stony Point Station Inter island Ferry to Cowes Train to Dandenong Station V-line Coach to Cowes
Skybus tickets are $17 one way or $28 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 on Monday (post event):
Date Time Service Monday 29 October 8am Cowes/Gate 1 to Melbourne Airport/City
Price is $45 per person, other pickup locations are available and bookings are essential on (03) 5952 1042.
Interisland Ferries Stony Point to Cowes
Pedestrian Ferry duration only 30 minutes.
Stony Point Departure Times
- Saturday 27 October 8:00am, 12noon
- Sunday 28 October 7:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am, 12noon
Cowes Departure Times
- Saturday 27 October 5:30pm, 6:30pm
- Sunday 28 October 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm
- 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.
Online bookings are strongly recommended visit the online bookings page 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
Dandenong to Cowes
V-line operate a coach service from Dandenong Station to the 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
Wonthaggi to Cowes
Phillip Island Bus Lines operate a coach service from Wonthaggi to Cowes.
Bookings are essential on (03) 5952 2500.
Melbourne Suburban Train Network
Trains can be taken to the following locations to link up with services to the circuit:
Location Linking Service Flinders St Station Catch-a-Coach Melbourne CBD Stony Point Station Interisland Ferry to Cowes/Circuit Dandenong Station V-line Coach to Cowes
Download the Suburban Train Map
For train timetables from within the suburban network please use the trip planner on the Public Transport Victoria website.
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 Race Track
- One way transfer deal (per person) $300
- Return transfer deal (per person) $450
- 2 Day Return transfer deal (1 to 4 passengers) $3,250
- 2 Day Return transfer deal (1 to 5 passengers) $4,000
Melbourne CBD to Phillip Island Race Track
- Return transfer deal (1 to 4 passengers) $3,400
- Return transfer deal (1 to 5 passengers) $4,200
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.
For those who wish to fly their own helicopter to the circuit, you must register through Professional Helicopter Services using the form attached below.
Download the registration form
Landing fees are as follows:
- 3 seater $48 per landing
- 4 seater $64 per landing
- 5 seater $80 per landing
- 6 seater $96 per landing
- 7 seater $112 per landing
Return flights to Phillip Island from Essendon Airport can be chartered through GAMair and cost $940.50 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.
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.
There are 4 Grand Prix Shuttle services operating from various locations on Phillip Island to Gate 1:
- 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/Ventnor – Fri 7:30am – midnight 15–20 mins $8 single/$15 return Cowes/Ventnor – Sat/Sun 6:45am – midnight 15-20 mins $8 single/$15 return San Remo – Fri 7:30am – midnight 20 mins $8 single/$15 return San Remo – Sat/Sun 6:45am – midnight 15-20 mins $8 single/$15 return Rhyll/Silverleaves – Fri 7:30am – midnight 30 mins $8 single/$15 return Rhyll/Silverleaves – Sat/Sun 6:45am – midnight 20 mins $8 single/$15 return Island Night Express – Fri Midnight – 2:00am 20 mins $10 one way Island Night Express – Sat Midnight – 2:00am 20 mins $10 one way Island Night Express – Sun NO SERVICE
CLICK HERE for Shuttle Bus Stops.
Cleelands Bus Lines offer a simple pickup/drop-off service between your accommodation and Gate 3. Bookings are essential.
Cost is $15 per person return.
For more information or for bookings call Cleelands Bus Lines on (03) 5952 1042.
There are three main car parks at the Phillip Island Circuit:
Carpark NEAREST FACILITIES Gate VIP Grandstand Other Lukey/Siberia Car Park 3 Red Line Siberia, Lukey Heights Circuit Car Park/Patton’s Car Park (inc. Disability and Campground Car Parks) 7 VIP Village, Motorcycle Clubs, High Octane, Champion’s Club Stoner Pavilion, Doohan Pavilion, Gardner Straight, Bass Strait 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 Credentials Office (VIP, Media, Credential Collection)
All car parking is paid for upon arrival at the car park (cash only) – no pre purchase is available.
Carpark Nearest Gate Vehicle Cost Motorcycle Cost Daily 3-Day Daily 3-Day Lukey/Siberia Car Park Gate 3 $10 $30 $5 $15 Circuit Car Park/Patton’s Car Park Gate 1, 7 $10 $30 $5 $15 Secure Motorcycle Park Gate 7 - - $10 $40
Lukey/Siberia Car 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 VIP patrons in Red Line Facility and Grandstand Patrons in Lukey Heights and Siberia Grandstands.
Circuit Car Park/Patton’s Car Park
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 listed above. 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
The Secure Motorcycle Car Park is located in a fenced area adjacent to Gate 7. Storage of one item is included in the ticket price. Additional items can be stored for $3.50 per item.
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 - - Highside Campground, Trackside Campground, Gate 1 Island Shuttle Stop Blue* Disability 1,3,5,7 Red Line, VIP Village Gardner Accessible Platform Campgrounds, Disability Car Park, other locations as requested*
*The Disability Shuttle is a ‘by request’ service. For more information please visit the Disability Services page.
For information on the Marshal Campground Shuttle please visit the Official’s page.
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.
Patton's Car Park
Cowes vehicles will be directed right out of Patton’s Car Park and Melbourne vehicles will be directed left.
Lukey/Siberia Car Park
All Vehicles will be directed left out of Lukey/Siberia Car Park.
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.