There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Perth by plane, train, bus or car

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What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Perth, WA, Australia?

Qantas, Jetstar and two other airlines fly from Melbourne to Perth hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Perth via Adelaide Parklands in around 2 days 5 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Perth
Avg. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Flights from Melbourne to Perth via Adelaide
Avg. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Perth
Avg. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $210
Flights from Melbourne to Perth via Kalgoorlie
Avg. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $210
Flights from Melbourne to Perth via Adelaide
Avg. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $210
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Perth
Avg. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Perth
Avg. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Train operators
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Adelaide
Avg. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$62
Rail Saver
$90 - $100
Red Service
$105 - $120
Red Premium
$145 - $160
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Perth
Avg. Duration
42 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$467
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$800 - $1,100
Low Gold Single Cabin
$850 - $1,100
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,000 - $1,300
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Kalgoorlie
Avg. Duration
28 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$362
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Low Gold Single Cabin
$650 - $850
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$750 - $1,000
Bus operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to 85 Franklin St
Avg. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Adelaide
Avg. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
TransWA
Phone
1300 662 205
Email
info@transwa.wa.gov.au
Website
transwa.wa.gov.au
Bus from Station Access Rd Kalgoorlie to Transwa Bay Esperance
Avg. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
transwa.wa.gov.au
Bus from Transwa Bay Esperance to Transwa Bay East Perth Set-Down
Avg. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
transwa.wa.gov.au

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Melbourne to Perth?

The distance between Melbourne and Perth is 2721 km. The road distance is 3417 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Perth?

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Perth is to fly which costs $190 and takes 6 h 8 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Melbourne to Perth?

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Perth is to fly which takes 6 h 8 min and costs $190.

Is there a direct train between Melbourne and Perth?

No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Perth. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Perth via Adelaide Parklands. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5 h.

How long does it take to get from Melbourne to Perth?

It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Melbourne to Perth, including transfers.