MAM 2020 will have bus transfer services from Melbourne Airport and WEHI on Sunday 23 February and return on Thursday 27 February. You must reserve and purchase a seat on the bus during the registration process. Lorne is 146km away from Melbourne airport which is a 2 hour journey. Please ensure that there is sufficient time for check in at the airport before your departure if you are on an international flight.
*Timings as below:
|23 February||From Melbourne Airport
Transfers will depart at 1200
and 1300 to Mantra Lorne
Transfers will depart at 1230
to Mantra Lorne
|27 February||From Mantra Lorne
Transfers will depart to
Melbourne Airport at 1400
|From Mantra Lorne
Transfers will depart to
WEHI at 1400
*Please take note of these timings whilst booking your flights. Please arrive at the pick-up point 15mins prior to departure.
Conference Bus - Meeting Points at Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine Airport)
Terminal 1 – Domestic (Qantas)
From the baggage carousel continue from the exit to the nearest pedestrian crossing. Cross until Lane 3 (Groups and Charters – blue zone). View map here.
Terminal 2 – International
From the arrival hall continue from either exit to the nearest pedestrian crossing. Cross until Lane 3 (Groups and Charters – blue zone).
If exiting to your right (T3), pass through the Uber (black zone). View map here.
Terminal 3 – Domestic (Virgin)
From the baggage carousel exit to the nearest pedestrian crossing. Cross until Lane 3 (Groups and Charters – blue zone). You must continue past the Uber (black zone). View map here.
Terminal 4 – Domestic (Jetstar, REX, Tiger)
T4 pick up – from the baggage carousel exit to your right towards the multistory car-park. Continue along the first lanes toward the bus entry to the Charter Bus pickup point. No map available.
Main terminals Groups and Charters- From the baggage carousel exit (left) towards Terminal 3. Continue across the nearest pedestrian crossing. Cross until Lane 3 (Groups and Charters – blue zone). You must continue past the Uber (black zone).
Conference Bus - Meeting Point at WEHI (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute)
Coaches will arrive at the public bus stop route 505 on Royal Parade in front of University High School. View map here.
Lorne is 146km from Melbourne CBD and will take approximately 2 hrs to drive. In 2009 a Freeway Extension (M1) was built that bypasses Geelong, making access to the Great Ocean Road much quicker. If you are travelling with family and would like to hire a car, there are car hire stations available at the Melbourne Airport. For more information, click here.
The step by step directions below should take you there:
- Travel from Melbourne city onto the Westgate Freeway
- Continue onto Princes Freeway
- Continue onto Geelong Ring Road
- Follow the signs for Lorne
You can choose to head to the coast or explore the hinterland by continuing on the Princes Highway (A1) or explore the quieter country roads.
Vline operate regular train services from Melbourne to Geelong. From Geelong Station there are several daily bus services to Lorne.
V/Line Bus Service
Phone: 1800 800 007
Vline tickets can also be purchased from the Lorne Visitor Information Centre – 03 5289 1152
Gull Airport Service
Phone: +61 3 5222 4966