Getting Here

By Car

Lorne is a leisurely and picturesque two hour drive southwest of Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road. From Melbourne’s iconic West Gate Bridge, it’s smooth sailing for drivers along dual carriageway highway to Geelong with excellent sign posting along the Great Ocean Road Touring Route to Lorne. An uninterrupted journey is all but assured with no traffic lights to endure from central Melbourne all the way to Lorne. 

FOPA Festival Buses

Special FOPA festival buses have been sponsored by TAC  (Transport & Accident Commission) to ensure regional visitors living in the areas surrounding Lorne can enjoy a night out knowing they have booked a safe journey home after their show.

By Public Transport

VLine offers regular public transport to Lorne with the journey taking approximately three hours. Trains depart Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station and often link directly with VLine coaches ready to deliver you right into the heart of Lorne. The bus journey itself affords passengers fabulous views of the Great Ocean Road and the freedom to enjoy the mesmerising experience without hands on the wheel. For up to the minute timetables and bookings visit

In 2016, the Festival Hub was located on Mount Joy Parade, Lorne, in front of Mantra.