Warrnambool has an airport located approximately 15km north of the CBD. There are no scheduled commercial flights.
V/Line operates three daily train services from Melbourne to Warrnambool. The journey (of just over 3 hours) operates via Geelong, and trains have a buffet car on board serving snacks. Generally, you have to ring V/Line to make a reservation, or go to a station and do so, especially if you are travelling from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne, however, there are conductors on board who sell tickets. Tickets are $52 return from Melbourne if you travel in the off-peak hours, or $74.20 during peak hours.
From Melbourne, Warrnambool can be reached on the Princes Highway and it takes approximately 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take the Great Ocean Road. This takes approximately 6.5 hours (without stopping), but is well worth it for the spectacular views.
Warrnambool is reasonably easy to navigate by car. Metered parking in the city costs 70c per hour.
Transit South West operates 10 bus routes within the city of Warrnambool. Most routes run hourly, and the city terminus is a short walk from the railway station. Tickets are $2.00 for 2 hours, and $3.40 for a full day (half price concession/children's tickets).
There is lots of accommodation, including motels and rental houses.