Frankston: Gateway to the Mornington Peninsula
Frankston is accessible by electrified train from Flinders Street station in central Melbourne CBD for those arriving by rail from interstate. Just board the main Frankston Line for a 1 hour journey south east along the coast line. Frankston is the last station on the line. The public transport information Line may be phoned on 13 16 38.
The venue is approximately 2 kilometres north west of the station, and a taxi rank exists at Frankston station. Frankston Taxis may be booked at any time on (03) 9786 3322.
Further visitor services to the region can be found at http://www.frankston.vic.gov.au/ and at http://www.visitor.com.au/services.html
Typical weather conditions to expect at
and webcam/current conditions at: http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ges/research/climate/weather/
Melbournes Toll Roads : There is some concern about using the CityLink toll system and the best way to avoid using it.
Whereis.com.au will give driving directions for both using or avoiding tolls.
For travellers arriving from the west wishing to avoid tolls we suggest the easiest route is via the Westgate Freeway, exiting at Kingsway and down to Queens Road. From there, just follow the signs down the Nepean Highway to Frankston. Travellers from the North or north west can get to the Westgate by using the Calder Freeway and/or Western Ring Road. Travellers from the east or north east need not circumnavigate the toll road.
We have included a map of the CityLink system in PDF format HERE.
Should you prefer to use the system, the website is www.citylink.com.au . Weekend passes ($10.50 for unlimited travel between 12 noon Friday and midnight Sunday) are available at selected Shell outlets, over the web or over the phone on 13 26 29.
Airport shuttle bus services:
For travellers arriving by air at Melbourne Airport, a shuttle bus service is available that will take you all the way to Frankston. Fares and timetables are available at their website: www.fapas.com.au . For those flying in to Avalon, a shuttle service runs from Avalon Airport to Spencer St railway station and the bus terminus at Franklin St in Melbourne.
These services are considerably cheaper than a taxi... for example a taxi from Tullamarine Airport to Frankston will cost in excess of $100.