Cruise Transfers Shuttlebus transfers to/from Station Pier

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Airport Shuttlebus will again be operating a direct service to and from Melbourne Station Pier to meet Diamond Princess and selected Pacific Explorer and Crown Princess Cruises during the Melbourne Cruise Season 2024/2025


Tickets are available for the following dates – (MUST BE PRE BOOKED 2 WEEKS BEFORE TRAVEL)




Sat28/9/24Sat5/10/24Southern Australia
Sat5/10/24Sat19/10/24New Zealand
Sat19/10/24Sat 26/10/24Southern Australia
Sat26/10/24Sat 9/11/24New Zealand
Sat9/11/24Sat Sat 16/11/24   Southern Australia
Sat16/11/24Sat30/11/24New Zealand
Sat30/11/24Sat7/12/24Southern Aust
Sat 7/12/24Aust Seacation - Finish in Brisbane 11/12/24




Thurs4/11/24Fri8/11/24Kangaroo Island
Mon11/11/24Fri15/11/24Kangaroo Island
Mon25/11/24Fri29/11/24Kangaroo Island
Thurs19/12/24Fri27/12/24Christmas Cruise
Mon30/12/24Sun12/1/24New Years Eve
Sun12/1/25Fri17/1/25Taste of Tasmania
Mon20/1/25Fr24/1/25Kangaroo Island
Mon27/1/25Southern Aust - Finish Fremantle 3/2/25



Departing BallaratReturning
Wed30/10/24Round Australia - Finish in Sydney 23/11/24
Sun23/3/25Round Australia - Finish in Sydney 16/4/25


Duration of Bus Trip between Ballarat and Station Pier  - approximately 1.5 hrs

Ballarat Railway Station Departure - Bay 9 at 12.00 noon


Station Pier Departure - Can vary depending on the cruise, Typically between 8 and 9am as allocated by Ship personnel.  Cruise ships will advise their passengers and Cruiseship Shuttlebus of the actual debark time that has been allocated .

The Port of Melbourne Authority will only allow us access to the Pier for a short period of time, once you disembark please go directly to the coach pickup area as directed and wait for our coach to be called up.  We will not be permitted to wait for missing passengers.


Pickup points:

Ballarat, Ballan, Bacchus Marsh and Melton (Ballan Bacchus Marsh & Melton stops all by demand only)


Fares (Return Trip) – (one way travel also available)

Please check the website for current fares. or



Bookings can be made online at or  Alternatively you can phone the Airport Shuttlebus office on 03 5333 4181 during office hours.

Bookings can also be made by your travel agent.


VERY IMPORTANT - Please ensure at time of booking Bus tickets you enter Cabin Numbers.


Valet Parking also available at a small additional cost as per usual


Special Notes

Bookings are essential


Please note that all services require a minimum number of passengers ie. 5 passengers. Should this number not be met by 14 days prior to cruise commencement date, the Airport Shuttlebus reserves the right to cancel the service – if this is the case, any passengers already booked on this service will be contacted immediately and all monies paid will be fully refunded.  We guarantee that if we deliver you to Station Pier at the commencement of your cruise we will operate the service to bring you home as long as you have a paid return ticket with us.