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How to Get to Phillip Island with a Rental Car

stunning view of phillip island in melbourne victoria

Useful information on Phillip Island

little penguins wandering around in phillip island
Phillip Island is one of Australia's most popular holiday destinations. Located in the state of Victoria, this island paradise is about 120 kilometers from Melbourne, which is the capital of the state. Phillip Island got its name from Arthur Phillip. He was the first Governor of New South Wales. The island is best known for its beautiful attractions, gardens, cafes and spas, as well as for its  world-class surf beaches, and seaside villages.

VroomVroomVroom can help you find a reliable and cheap car hire that can take you to Phillip Island. There are several ways to reach Phillip Island. You can rent from the airport or any of our other Melbourne depots to drive to Phillip Island. 

Renting a car on the  Mornington Peninsula is one option to see Phillip Island. When you book a rental car with us, you are sure of finding the lowest rate. We also waived the booking and cancellation fees so you don't need to pay more. 

Whether you are looking for some relaxation or adventure, there will be something to fulfill your holiday appetite on Phillip Island. You may choose from going to a private spa, or kayaking, fishing, boating; even flying in a helicopter. If nature is your thing, then a visit to Australian Garden is recommended. Your kids will enjoy this family-friendly island, thanks to the many animal reserves, including the Animal Park, Maru Koala and Koala Conservation Centre.

Make sure you book your tickets for Phillip Island Nature Parks to see the nightly parade of little penguins appearing from the sea and waddling around the island beach. Want to adopt a penguin? Visit the Penguin Foundation and join the thousands of people devoted to the protection of little penguins of Phillip Island. 

rugged coastlineview of phillip island

Transportation options to Phillip Island

Obviously, a  vibrant holiday to Phillip Island wouldn't be perfect without a visit to some of the popular attractions on the island, including wildlife viewing, day trips and tours, shopping, visiting  galleries and museums, or dining. You'll want to find and book your own cheap car hire in Phillip Island so you never lose an opportunity to witness something beautiful.

The journey from Melbourne to Phillip Island is over 75 kilometres. You can take the Monash Freeway (M1) to the Cranbourne exit, where you will turn into the South Gippsland Highway (M420). Just follow the Bass Highway (A420), through Grantville and Bass, then onto the Phillip Island Road (B420) to San Remo, over the bridge onto Phillip Island. Other options in getting to Phillip Island include riding the bus or boarding the inter-island passenger ferry that crosses the bay to Phillip Island. You can also get to the island by air. 

With a car rental, you can explore every corner of Phillip Island in a vehicle that meets your needs. If you need assistance in booking your car hire on the Mornington Peninsula, contact us and we will be happy to assist you.