EastLink | Peninsula Link
EastLink is the 39km freeway in Melbourne's east connecting the Eastern, Monash, Frankston and Peninsula Link freeways.
It is the safest freeway in Melbourne, and bypasses 45 traffic lights saving you time, so your time will be better spent doing the things you care about.
There are two BP service centres on EastLink, with shops, cafes, KFC and McDonald's restaurants.
Parts of EastLink are free, with parts incorporating a fully electronic tolling system (no toll booths).
To use EastLink, open an account or purchase a tag before you travel | More...
CityLink is the other tollway in Melbourne.
Running parallel to Springvale and Stud Roads, EastLink provides a quicker way to travel around Melbourne's east. EastLink connects the north-east (including Donvale, Ringwood & Mitcham), with the south-east (including Springvale, Dandenong and Frankston).
EastLink is easy to use. It is well sign-posted*, with 17 interchanges providing easy access. Being a fully electronic tollway, you won't be slowed down by cash booths. You'll need a tag, non-tag account or trip pass to use EastLink. If you already have a tag it will work on EastLink and tolls will be charged to your account.
The EastLink service centre is located on EastLink's northbound carriageway between Wellington Road and Ferntree Gully Road. The service centre operates 24/7, serves BP fuel and includes KFC and McDonald's restaurants.
The EastLink Environment includes extensive park and wetlands for native plants and animals, and eye catching urban design features. The EastLink Trail for cyclists and pedestrians connects with other trails, parks and open spaces. It includes vantage points from which to enjoy the EastLink Environment.
EastLink has two tunnels under the Mullum Mullum Valley. The tunnels are named Melba and Mullum Mullum. Each tunnel is 1.6km long, and has been designed in line with the World Road Association (PIARC) standards to include world-class safety features.
ConnectEast Group is a private company dedicated to the financing, design, construction, maintenance and operation of the EastLink tollway in Melbourne's east. Horizon Roads acquired the ConnectEast Group through a scheme of arrangement on 26 October 2011.
Peninsula Link Freeway opened on Friday 19th January 2013.
The un-tolled Peninsula Link Freeway is a 27km freeway that connects the south end of EastLink to the north end of the Mornington Peninsula Fwy (that runs from Mt Martha to Rosebud). This means there will be nearly 100km of motorway (no traffic lights) - from Collingwood to Rosebud.
Please note: When travelling southbound on Eastlink and wish to exit onto the Peninsula Link Freeway, signage is not marked as Peninsula Link but destinations including Rosebud.
Motorists are NOT charged to use Peninsula Link.
Peninsula Link is owned and operated by the Southern Way private consortium.
Tree of Life
Travel times from the south end of EastLink (at the 100km/hr speed limit) will reduce to:
5 minutes from EastLink to Cranbourne Rd
8 minutes from EastLink to Frankston - Flinders Rd
12 minutes from EastLink to Mornington - Tyabb Rd
15 minutes from EastLink to Mornington Peninsula Fwy at Mt Martha.
Buy an EastLink trip pass or open a Melbourne pass online.
Phone 000 | Emergency police, fire or ambulance | LINK (13 54 65).
* The southbound exit to Peninsula Link is signposted "Portsea"not Peninsula Link, or Mornington Peninsular.
There are artworks including HOTEL (below) along the EastLink Trail making Eastlink an interesting and unique motorway to travel on.
Constructed of steel, concrete and glass,
at 20 metres high HOTEL is a large-scale
model of a high-rise hotel by artist Callum Morton.
HOTEL is situated on the northbound carriageway of Eastlink between Thompson Rd and Greens Rd and can be seen when travelling in either direction.
Melway 94 H6 | EastLink Hotel
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ EastLink Operations Centre, 2 Hillcrest Avenue Ringwood | Map
✆ (03) 9955 1400
❊ Web Links ❊
→ EastLink | Peninsula Link
❊ Also See... ❊
→ EastLink Trail
→ Hanover | ConnectEast Ride for Home
→ Hotel proposed for Eastlink
→ North East Link
❊ COVID-19 Notice ❊Many locations have gone into lockdown as the state takes action to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).
→ Disclaimer: Check with the operator before making plans...
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