Located at Avalon Airport, near Geelong in Victoria, AVALON 2017 has a number of transport options available to its patrons.
Catch the train, bring your car or even fly-in!
Avalon Airport is situated on the Princes Freeway, between Melbourne and Geelong. Access is easy by car with the route well sign posted. Once at the Airshow site, traffic marshals will direct vehicles to the ample car parking areas.
For those using a GPS for directions to the Avalon site, please disregard the GPS messaging on approach to the airport and note the access instructions listed below. There are three variations of entry into the site and each are specific to direction you are travelling and/or your access tag.
TRAVELLING FROM MELBOURNE
Follow signs via Point Wilson Road to access the Melbourne carpark.
TRAVELLING FROM GEELONG OR LARA
Follow signs via Avalon Road to access the Geelong carpark.
PATRONS WITH ACCESS TAGS (RESERVED PARKING)
Follow signs and directions as provided on the back of the tag.
By car from Melbourne
Avalon Airport is about 55kms along the Princes Freeway from the West Gate Bridge.
From Tullamarine Airport
Take the Tullamarine Freeway to the Western Ring Road and then travel west along the Princes Freeway towards Geelong.
Avalon is about 18kms along the Princes Freeway. Signs will direct you to the turn off.
The Official Supplier of Car Hire
Budget Car and Truck Rentals
Phone: 03 5222 4588
A car parking fee of $10 per car per day will be applicable on the public days of the event - Friday 3 March, Saturday 4 March and Sunday 5 March 2017.
This fee will be payable on entry to the car parks on these days.
Searoad Ferries is the car and passenger ferry sailing between Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula and Queenscliff on the Bellarine. Avalon is only 1 hour from Queenscliff and a great way to get to or from the Avalon Airshow. The 40 minute crossing is a relaxing and convenient alternative to the drive around the bay through city traffic and on toll roads. Relax and enjoy easy drive on/drive off facilities for cars, caravans, motorbikes and coaches. Ferries depart daily, every hour on the hour from 7am to 6pm.
If you are touring before or after the Avalon Airshow, Searoad Ferries have packaged the ferry with some great regional product, such as Peninsula Hot Springs, Enchanted Adventure Garden, Accommodation and more to offer some great savings or exclusive deals.
Searoad Ferries Special Fare Offer –
10% off ferry travel and packages when you book online and use the Promotion Code – AVALONAIR. Available for travel 18/2 - 9/3/2017. Offer can only be redeemed by booking online.
Visit www.searoad.com.au and book ferry travel and ferry packages.
V/Line are running extra services from Melbourne and Geelong to Lara, and shuttle bus services from Lara to the Airshow, so you can leave the car at home.
Save time and money by purchasing your Airshow Express public transport ticket!
If you're travelling from Melbourne or Geelong and buy your public transport ticket before Friday 24 February 2017, you'll save over 25%.
The Airshow Express ticket includes:
Entry to the Airshow is not included with the ticket.
On the trade days of the show (Tuesday 28 February through to the morning of Friday 3 March) the normal timetable train frequency will operate, and the shuttle bus service will operate from Lara station to the Airshow site between 0730 to 1830 connecting with most services. To access the V/Line train timetable, please visit the V/Line website here.
From other locations in Victoria
Customers travelling with V/Line from other locations in regional Victoria will pay the normal fare to Lara, plus the cost of the shuttle bus fare between Lara station and the airshow.
The shuttle bus will be $10 full fare / $5 concession on the day and can be purchased from the ticket windows at Southern Cross Station and Lara Station.
Please speak to V/Line station staff to find your most cost effective fare option.
For further information and to book your Airshow Express ticket, please visit the V/Line website.
Jetstar operate regular flights directly into Avalon Airport with convenient access to the Airshow site. An internal transport service is available to carry Jetstar passengers from the Avalon terminal to the Airshow entrance.
For more information on Jetstar services visit www.jetstar.com
For those passengers arriving at Tullamarine Airport there is no direct service to Avalon Airport. Patrons will need to catch an airport bus from Tullamarine to either Geelong or Southern Cross Station in Melbourne.
All patrons alighting in either Geelong or Melbourne (Southern Cross Station) will need to use the V/Line train service to get to the Airshow site. Further information on this service is available here.
Due to the additional numbers of scheduled Regular Passenger Transport aircraft and the large number of aircraft on static display at the Airshow, Charter Operations to Avalon Airport will be severely restricted from 28 February until 5 March 2017.
GENERAL AVIATION AND RECREATIONAL AIRCRAFT
All General Aviation and Recreational Aircraft visitors to AVALON 2017 & Airshow 2017 will operate from Avalon East only – more information here.