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Grand Final Eve Services
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Bell St Fiesta
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Run Geelong
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Geelong Show Bus Services
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Queenscliff Music Festival
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Lorne GMHBA Event
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A Day On The Green - Robbie Williams
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A Day On The Green - Living End
McHarry's will be providing bus transport to and from this event on 10th March 2018...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Train Timetables

 

 

 

 

V/Line operate the train services between Melbourne and Geelong. The above link will open their web site in a new page. To find the Geelong train timetable, go to the timetables section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Route 56 Geelong to Queenscliff via Ocean Grove

Route 56 travels between Geelong and Queenscliff via Bellarine Hwy, Ocean Grove and Point Lonsdale. Route 32 - Geelong to Leopold and Route 61 - Geelong to Drysdale via Leopold & Clifton Springs also services along Bellarine Hwy to Leopold. Route 55 - Geelong to Ocean Grove via Barwon Heads also services Ocean Grove.

 

Timetables:

Route 56 public timetables are available via the PTV web site at
56 at Public Transport Victoria - select the correct timetable. New timetables start on 27th of August. More details here.

New timetables effective 27 August 2017 for this service is available here

 

See below for:

Route map
Description of route
Customers please note
Major stops
Network Map

 

Route map

route 77 map
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Description of route

Route 56 – Geelong to Queenscliff

Departs from Geelong Station and runs via Railway Tce, Mercer St, Malop St, Moorabool St, Ryrie St, Sydney Pde, Ormond Rd, Bellarine Hwy, Melaluka Rd, Gateway Plaza Access Rd, Melaluka Rd, Bellarine Hwy, Grubb Rd, Shell Rd, Fellows Rd, Ocean Rd, Point Lonsdale Rd, Queenscliff Rd (Bellarine Hwy), Flinders St, Bethune St, King St, Hesse St and Wharf St to Queenscliff Ferry Terminal.

Route 56 – Queenscliff to Geelong

Departs from Queenscliff Ferry Terminal and runs via Wharf St, Hesse St, King St, Bethune St, Flinders St, Queenscliff Rd (Bellarine Hwy), Point Lonsdale Rd, Ocean Rd, Fellows Rd, Shell Road, Ocean Grove Market Place Access Rd, Kingston Downs Dr, Shell Rd, Grubb Rd, Bellarine Hwy, Melaluka Rd, Gateway Plaza Access Rd, Melaluka Rd, Bellarine Hwy, Ormond Rd, Sydney Pde, Ryrie St, Moorabool St, Malop St, Mercer St and Railway Tce to Geelong Station.

 

 

Customers please note

  • Buses operate to a Saturday timetable on public holidays except Christmas Day and Good Friday when a Sunday timetable shall apply.

  • From time to time, bus schedules may change or be delayed without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

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    Services marked with this symbol are operated by wheelchair accessible vehicles except in unforeseen circumstances. This may not apply on school holidays, please contact McHarry's Buslines on 5223 2111 to confirm. Click here for more details of our wheelchair services.

     

     

Major stops

1. Geelong Station
2. Moorabool St bus interchange (between Malop St and Ryrie St)
3. Geelong Hospital - Ryrie St
4. East Geelong - Eastern Cemetery (from Geelong) opposite Tate St
5. Newcomb Shopping Centre, Bellarine Hwy
6. Gateway Plaza Shopping Centre, Leopold
7. Ocean Grove Market Place - Kingston Downs Dr
8. Point Lonsdale - corner Point Lonsdale Rd and Kirk Rd (to Queenscliff); Bowling Club (to Geelong)
9. Queenscliff - corner Hesse St and Hobson St
10. Queenscliff ferry terminal

See a route map of the above major stops

Bellarine Network Map from 21st of June 2015

Geelong Network Map

Geelong Network Map
Click on map to download a pdf version

 

 

 

Train Timetables

 

 

 

 

V/Line operate the train services between Melbourne and Geelong. The above link will open their web site in a new page. To find the Geelong train timetable, go to the timetables section.

 

Customer tips when using Public Transport

When using our services, we want you to be safe. Here are some tips that may assist you in making your trip more enjoyable.

Customer information tools
There is a range of handy mobile and online tools available to help you access public transport information wherever you are in Victoria

Bus Safety
There are a number of things that you can do to make your bus journey safer and more secure.

Travelling with Children
Public transport is a fun and easy way to travel around Geelong with children. Children aged three years and under travel for free right across Victoria.

When travelling with a pram, hold on to the pram and make sure your child is strapped in securely. Apply the brake to prevent it from rolling.

Large Print Timetables
If you require a large print timetable, they are available free of charge via Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 (6am to midnight).

Waiting for the bus

Get to the bus stop early, and get your myki ready. Stand back from the curb and wait for the bus to arrive. When you see your bus approaching, wave to the driver so it is clear you want this bus. Approach the curb once the bus has completely stopped and customers have finishing getting off the bus.

On the bus

Watch your step and hold the handrail as you board the bus. Keep both feet flat on the floor when standing.

Sit down as soon as you can. Safely store your bags to reduce trip hazards. Vacate the priority area is someone with special needs requires it. Assist or let the driver know if help is needed.

Be respectful to the bus driver and don't distract them while they are driving. They have an important job to drive the bus safely.

If the bus is crowded, move towards the rear.

Give the driver plenty of notice when approaching your stop by pressing the button early.

After the bus

Remove your headphones so you can be completely aware of your surroundings. Never cross the road until the bus has moved away and you can see clearly.

 

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