Travelling Here & Getting Around
When it comes to living and getting around in Geelong, the sky is the limit (literally). Avalon Airport is a mere 25 minute drive from the City Centre, it’s flying made easy right on your doorstep.
With the low fares, you can be connected to over 150 destinations across Southeast Asia, China, India, Australia, South Korea, Japan, the US (Hawaii) and many more with AirAsia!
Did you know that in 2019, AirAsia won World’s Best Low-Cost Airline for the 11th year in a row at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2019.
AirAsia was also named Asia’s Best Low-Cost Airline and won the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Cabin award for its Premium Flatbed, available on widebody long-haul AirAsia X aircraft.
The Skytrax World Airline Awards are considered the global benchmark of airline excellence. This year’s results were decided by a survey of 21.65 million customers of 100 nationalities who reviewed over 300 airlines from September 2018 to May 2019.
SkyBus operates express airport transfers for domestic and international passengers, making it easy for you to get to and from Avalon. Hire cars, taxis and Uber drivers are also available.
When you’re not taking to the clouds, Geelong has a range of transport options to help you move around with ease. From buses and trains to taxis, Ubers and hire cars, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to deciding how you want to get to your destination.
If you’ve decided to go with public transport, the PTV App is your new best friend! All you have to do is select where your journey is starting and ending, what time you would like to travel and it does all the work for you, letting you know what your best options are.
If you want to be chauffeured, taxis and Ubers are only a phone call or an app download away. Have a look into what’s available in the area and what you think would be best for you! Or you can take the wheel and drive yourself around with one of the many local car rental companies, such as Budget or Hertz.
If you are looking for a novel way of getting around, try Port Phillip Ferries, a passenger ferry service that runs between Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula and Victoria Harbour in Docklands, Melbourne.
Operating 365 days of the year, the service is enjoyed by daily commuters and leisure travellers who wish to access the coast or the city with ease. Their service provides a comfortable vantage point to enjoy the sights and sounds of Port Phillip Bay, while you enjoy the on board comforts, licensed cafe, free Wi-Fi or simply enjoy the trip to your destination.
And from December 2019, they will be cruising between Geelong and Melbourne!
When heading out to explore the region, there are some excellent tour operators who’ll get you there with a terrific commentary and some great insights along the way, such as Go Roam Tours. They offer a personalised, flexible approach to their tours. Catering for large groups, custom and private tours, 7 days a week.
The most scenic way to get around the Geelong CBD and waterfront is on foot! Geelong’s walkability is a 10/10 with the sea, shops and snacks all within reasonable walking-distance to each other. Plus, there are numerous walking tours available within Geelong and The Bellarine, giving you the chance to see things from a new perspective.