There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Grampians National Park by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ararat Ararat - Melbourne Via Ballarat / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ararat to Information Centre/Grampians Rd Melbourne - Warrnambool Via Ararat & Hamilton

$47 - $102

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Night bus, bus  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Ararat
  3. Take the bus from Ararat to Information Centre/Grampians Rd

$43 - $64

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Stawell Melbourne - Nhill Via North Shore & Ararat / ...

$49 - $99

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Grampians National Park 171.8 miles

$24 - $40

Fly, bus  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Warrnambool (WMB) MEB - WMB
  2. Take the bus from Warrnambool Station/Merri St to Information Centre/Grampians Rd

$90 - $298

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Grampians National Park is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Grampians National Park is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Grampians National Park is 236 km. The road distance is 274.8 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Grampians National Park without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 40 min and costs $60 - $150.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Melbourne to Grampians National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport to Warrnambool Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Grampians National Park is 275 km. It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to drive from Melbourne to Grampians National Park.

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Sharp Aviation offers flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport to Warrnambool Airport.

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There are 69+ hotels available in Grampians National Park. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport is to line 59 tram which takes 37 min and costs $5.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Grampians National Park.
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  • Distance: 147.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Grampians National Park, VIC, Australia?

V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Grampians National Park twice a week. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 3 h 33 min. PTV Overland also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Sharp Aviation
Website
sharpairlines.com
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Train operators
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Ararat
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Stawell
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Ararat
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$58
Rail Saver
$46 - $50
Red Service
$33 - $36
Red Premium
$46 - $50
Train from Southern Cross to Stawell
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$58
Rail Saver
$51 - $55
Red Service
$41 - $45
Red Premium
$57 - $61
Bus operators
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Ararat to Information Centre/Grampians Rd
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat to Ararat
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Warrnambool Station/Merri St to Information Centre/Grampians Rd
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat to Ararat
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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