25-27 October
Phillip Island

Getting to Phillip Island

Catch a Coach

Forget petrol prices, parking costs and designated drivers. Just sit back, relax in five-star coach comfort, and be driven straight to the track and back again with our Catch a Coach service.

One-way and return trips from Melbourne to Phillip Island are available on Thursday-Monday, plus one-way trips from Phillip Island to Melbourne on Sunday and Monday.

Please note, all Melbourne departures and arrivals are from the Southern Cross Coach Terminal.

SkyBus operates an airport shuttle service between Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) and Southern Cross Station regularly. Please refer to the SkyBus website for more information.

All Catch a Coach services drop off and pick up at Gate 3 on Gap Road at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, with the following exceptions:

  • Thursday one-way service: Drop-off at Gate 1, followed by Cowes V/Line Bus Stop (Thompson Ave/Chapel St)
  • Monday one-way service: Pick-up at Cowes V/Line Bus Stop (Thompson Ave/Chapel St), followed by Gate 1

Search and purchase Catch a Coach tickets here.

A pre-booked wheelchair-accessible bus will operate from Melbourne (Southern Cross Coach Terminal) to Gate 3, departing 7:30am on Friday and 6:45am on Saturday and Sunday of the event, and returning each day. Phone bookings for this service are essential by calling 1800 100 030.

Airport Buses

SkyBus

SkyBus operates at frequent intervals between Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) and Southern Cross Station in the Melbourne CBD. SkyBus can be taken to Southern Cross Station to link up with services to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

Location

Linking Service

Information

Melbourne CBD

Catch a Coach

Catch a Coach
Train to Stony Point Station

Interisland Ferry to Cowes

Ferry
Train to Dandenong Station

V/Line Coach to Cowes

Regional Bus

SkyBus tickets are $18.75 one-way or $36 return. For full Skybus pricing information, timetables and to book tickets, please visit the SkyBus website.

Ferry Services

Western Port Ferries (Stony Point to Cowes)

Passenger ferries operate daily between Stony Point and Cowes.

A MotoGP™ Ferry/Shuttle Package is available which includes return ferry travel and shuttle to/from the circuit.

This package must be booked online and is not available for purchase onboard the ferries. Conditions apply.

For ferry tickets only, we strongly recommend booking online to avoid missing out.

For timetables, fares online bookings and the MotoGP™ package please visit westernportferries.com.au.

Regional Bus Services

Dandenong to Cowes

V/Line operates 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 1800 800 007 or by visiting vline.com.au.

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

Click here to download the suburban train map.

Cape Paterson/Inverloch/Wonthaggi to Circuit

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

Bookings are essential. For bookings or more information, please call South Coast Bus on +61 3 5672 1462 or +61 3 5952 2500.

Wonthaggi to Cowes

South Coast Bus also operates a PTV route service from Wonthaggi to Cowes. Bookings not required. For more information on this service, please call South Coast Bus on +61 3 5672 1462 or +61 3 5952 2500.

Train Services

Melbourne Suburban Train Network

Trains can be taken to the following locations to link up with services to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

Location

Linking Service

Information

Southern Cross Station

Catch a Coach

Catch a Coach
Stony Point Station

Interisland Ferry to Cowes/Circuit

Ferry
Dandenong Station

V/Line Coach to Cowes

Regional Bus

Click here to 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

Regional V/Line train services connect with the Melbourne suburban network at Southern Cross Station.

Click here to 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.

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 Eastlink tollways
  • Monash Freeway
  • South Gippsland Highway
  • Bass Highway to Anderson
  • Phillip Island Tourist Road across to 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 regular traffic reports, tune in to 3AW or Triple M radio stations.

Charter Helicopter Flights

The quickest and easiest way to get to the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2019 is by helicopter! Save time by beating the traffic and trying to find a park, with travel time being less than an hour.

Charter helicopter flights from Melbourne direct to the Phillip Island Circuit will be available.

More information regarding prices and flight locations will be available shortly.

The helipad at the circuit is located to the West of Gate 7.

Helicopter Landings

For those who wish to fly their own helicopter to the circuit, you will need to register and complete a Helicopter Landing Registration Form. The Helicopter Landing Registration Form will be available shortly.

Fees will be applied for all landings. Details of these fees will be available shortly.

Coach-n-Fly

Get to and from the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2019 from the Melbourne CBD in under 90 minutes and skip The Island traffic coming home.

This all-inclusive product is by far the most cost and time-efficient method to get to and from The Island.

A coach will depart from Melbourne CBD and will transfer you to a pre-arranged helicopter landing site, where you will then fly right into the heart of the action at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

Details of times and fees will be available shortly. 

At Phillip Island

Grand Prix Shuttle Service

There is a shuttle service operating to/from the circuit and the entire Phillip Island and surrounds. There are four Grand Prix Shuttle Services operating from the following locations on Phillip Island to Gate 1 of the Circuit until 7.00pm, and to the Visitor Centre Car Park from 7.00pm.

Service Operating Times Cost  
Cowes Central

7:30am-2:00am

$10 single/$15 return*

Timetable
Cowes West/Ventnor

7:30am-2:00am

$10 single/$15 return*

Timetable
Rhyll/Silverleaves

7:30am-2:00am

$10 single/$15 return*

Timetable
San Remo/Cape Woolamai

7:25am-2:00am

$10 single/$15 return*

Timetable
Inverloch/Wonthaggi

7:25am-2:00am

$10 single/$15 return*

Timetable
Evening Service^

7:00pm-2:00am

$10 single/$15 return*

Timetable

*Subject to change. ^The evening service will only operate from the Visitor Centre Car Park from 7:00pm, and not from Gate 1, subject to change.

For patrons wishing to travel to/from the Inverloch and Wonthaggi areas, please contact South Coast Bus Lines directly to book a pre-paid service.

After 12:00am midnight, the Grand Prix Shuttle Service will only pick up passengers in Cowes, at the Bus Terminal in Chapel Street.

The Bus Stop at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is located at Gate 1. Shuttles will pick up and drop off from Gate 1 until 7:00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

After 7:00pm, the Grand Prix Shuttle Service will pick up and drop off from the Visitor Centre Car Park to cater for campground patrons.

For more information, please call Phillip Island Bus Lines on +61 3 5952 2500.

Helicopter Scenic Flights

Scenic helicopter flights are available at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2019, which allow patrons to complete 2 laps of the circuit, which take approximately 6-9 minutes. 

This is not a pre-booked service. Patrons must present to the Helipad when they wish to take their scenic flight.

Tickets can be purchased from the Helipad (Grid Ref: H14), prices are TBC. 

Holders of a voucher for the Scenic Flights can also catch a ride to the Helipad via the VIP Hospitality Shuttle

At the Circuit

Taxis

For taxi service on Phillip Island, please call (03) 5952 2200. The Taxi Rank is located at Gate 1, adjacent to the main Bus Stop. Please note, taxis are in high demand during the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix weekend and long delays may be encountered.

Parking

The following are the main public car/motorcycle parks available at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. All public parking is paid for upon arrival at the car park, cash only (no card). Purchasing of parking is not available prior to the event.

Car Park Nearest Facilities
  Gate VIP Grandstand Other

Circuit Parking
(Car & Motorcycle Parking incl. Accessible and Campground Car Parks)

1
  • VIP Village

  • Motorcycle Clubs

  • High Octane

  • Champions Club

  • Stoner Pavilion

  • Doohan Pavilion

  • Gardner Straight

  • Bass Strait 

  • Accreditation Office (Dorna, Media & AGPC Accreditation Collection)

  • VIP Hospitality Ticket Collection

  • Event Office

  • Visitor Centre

  • Campground Ticket Office

Patton's Parking
(Car & Motorcycle Parking)

1
  • VIP Village

  • Motorcycle Clubs

  • High Octane

  • Champions Club

  • Stoner Pavilion

  • Gardner Straight

  • Accreditation Office (Dorna, Media & AGPC Accreditation Collection)

  • VIP Hospitality Ticket Collection

Lukey/Siberia Parking
(Car & Motorcycle Parking)

3  
  • Siberia

  • Lukey Heights

  • The Club

All public parking is paid for upon arrival at the car park (cash only). No purchasing prior to event days is available.

    Vehicle Costs* Motorcycle Costs*
    Friday Saturday Sunday Friday Saturday Sunday

Circuit Parking
(Car & Motorcycle Parking)

Gate 1

$15

$15

$15

$10

$10

$10

Patton's Parking
(Car & Motorcycle Parking)

Gate 1

$15

$15

$15

$10

$10

$10

Lukey/Siberia Parking
(Car & Motorcycle Parking)

Gate 3

$15

$15

$15

$10

$10

$10

*Subject to change

Circuit Parking

Parking is available within the Phillip Island circuit and access is via Gate 2 on Back Beach Road. Parking is available for cars and motorcycles. All vehicles will be directed to park based on your return destination – Cowes or Melbourne. All vehicles will be parked between Gates 1 and 7 and patrons will enter the circuit via either of these gates.

This parking area is closest to facilities such as:

  • Gardner Grandstand, Doohan Pavilion, Stoner Pavilion.
  • Motorcycle Clubs, VIP Village, Champions 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. 
  • A 15-minute parking area is situated outside the Accreditation office. 

There is a specific accessibility car park for any patrons with a disability. This is located directly outside Gate 7. To park in this area, the vehicle must display a valid disability parking permit. An accessible parking sticker can be arranged through AGPC in the lead-up to the event, please call (03) 9258 7100. A Disability Shuttle Stop is located at this car park. For full information for patrons with a disability, please click here.

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). Only motorcycles will be permitted to park in the Trackside Campground. Accredited vehicles will also be located in this parking area and vehicles will be directed to their designated parking location as displayed on the vehicle accreditation sticker.

Patton’s Parking

Patton's Parking is located opposite Gate 1 on the north side of Back Beach Road. Parking is available for cars and motorcycles. Patrons can access the circuit via Gate 1.

Patton's Parking is the best location for vehicles returning to Cowes along with being the closest parking area to Stoner Pavilion.

Lukey/Siberia Parking  

Lukey/Siberia Parking is located on the north side of Back Beach Road. Parking is available for cars and motorcycles. Patrons can access the circuit via Gate 3.

The Lukey/Siberia Parking is the best location for The Clubhouse and patrons in the Lukey Heights and Siberia Grandstands.

 

 

Leaving Phillip Island

Exit from Circuit to Public Transport

For Catch a Coach and other private and school coaches, please exit via Gate 3 and turn right.

For Phillip Island Shuttle Buses and taxis, please exit via Gate 1 and cross Visitor Centre Drive to the Shuttle Bus Queuing Area.

The Helipad can be accessed by exiting via Gate 7 Pedestrian.

Exit from Circuit to Car Parks

For the Circuit Car Park, please exit via Gate 7 Pedestrian.

For Patton's Car Park, please exit via Gate 1, cross Visitor Centre Drive and follow the signs to Patton's Car Park.

For the Lukey/Siberia Car Park, please exit via Gate 3, turn left and cross Back Beach Road.

When Leaving Car Parks

Please be patient when leaving the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and follow directions from car park staff and Victoria Police.

Circuit Car Park

Cars will be parked upon entry by return destination.

On exit, Cowes-bound vehicles will be directed out via Gate 2 and turned left.

Melbourne-bound vehicles will be directed out via Visitor Centre Drive and turned right.

Patton's Car Park

Cowes-bound vehicles will be directed right out of Patton's Car Park, and Melbourne-bound vehicles will be directed left.

Lukey/Siberia Car Park

All vehicles will be directed left out of the Lukey/Siberia Car Park.

Blue Line Operation

When leaving the Phillip Island Grand Prix 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 operation, keep under the speed limit and obey directions by Victoria Police.

Traffic Updates

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

For regular traffic reports, tune in to 3AW or Triple M radio stations.

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