There are many different ways of getting to Hastings; this page covers both private and public transport options.
Hastings is approximately a one hour drive from Melbourne CBD.
The New ‘Peninsula Link’ Freeway has made travelling to and from the Mornington Peninsula a breeze, saving much travelling time for visitors and tourists alike. It connects with Eastlink and Frankston Freeway in Carrum Downs at it’s most northern end, and the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, Mt Martha at the south end.
If heading toward the Peninsula; take the Somerville (Frankston-Flinders Road) turn-off and turn left. Simply follow Frankston-Flinders road until you reach Marine Parade in Hastings, it’s that simple!
Another alternative route toward Hastings is the Western Port Highway, otherwise known as Dandenong-Hastings Road. The Western Port Highway directly connects with the South Gippsland Freeway and Monash Freeway in Dandenong. If travelling from Dandenong, follow the Western Port Hwy to the end, which then turns into Frankston-Flinders Road. Simply follow Frankston-Flinders Road until you reach Marine Parade in Hastings!
If neither of the above two options work for you, please use the following guide to determine your directions to the Western Port Festival!
Hastings Railway Station is located on the Stony Point line- serviced by comfortable diesel locomotives under the Myki ticketing system (zone 2).
The station is an easy 1km stroll from the Hastings Foreshore (via the commercial precinct, High St)
If you are travelling from Melbourne, you will need to change trains at Frankston Station and hop aboard the Stony Point Diesel Service.
The journey to Hastings will only take 22 minutes from Frankston, however please remember to check the latest timetable, services are limited and timetable changes do occur. It’s important you ensure both your services line up at Frankston station, if travelling to or from the city.
Stony Point Timetable: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/linemain/13
Frankston Line Timetable: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/linemain/6
Hastings has a bus terminal in Victoria Street adjacent to the Coles Supermarket carpark. The bus terminal is less than 300 metres from the Hastings foreshore.
Route 782 & 783 service Hastings (Zone 2) and operate from Frankston Station. It takes approximately 42 minutes to travel by bus from Frankston Station to Hastings.
See the route and timetable here: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/980