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There are 5 ways to get from Adelaide to Swan Hill by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the bus from 85 Franklin St to Swan Hill Sydney - Adelaide Via Albury

$30 - $50

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Train  •  16h 11m

  1. Take the train from Adelaide to Southern Cross Overland
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Swan Hill Melbourne - Swan Hill Via Bendigo

$78 - $140

Drive  •  5h 43m

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Swan Hill 320.5 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Mildura, bus  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Mildura (MQL) ADL - MQL
  2. Take the bus from Mildura to Swan Hill

$176 - $327

Fly to Melbourne, train  •  8h 47m

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Melbourne (MEL) ADL - MEL
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Swan Hill

$82 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Swan Hill is to bus which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Swan Hill is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 5h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 85 Franklin St and arriving at Swan Hill. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Adelaide to Swan Hill. However, there are services departing from Adelaide and arriving at Swan Hill via Southern Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 11m.

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The distance between Adelaide and Swan Hill is 453 km. The road distance is 512.7 km.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Swan Hill without a car is to bus which takes 8h 13m and costs $45 - $70.

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The bus from 85 Franklin St to Swan Hill takes 8h 13m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Adelaide to Swan Hill bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from 85 Franklin St station.

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Adelaide to Swan Hill train services, operated by PTV Overland, depart from Adelaide station.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Swan Hill is to bus which takes 8h 13m and costs $45 - $70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $200 and takes 16h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Swan Hill.
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  • Distance: 283.3 miles
  • Duration: 8h 13m

What companies run services between Adelaide, SA, Australia and Swan Hill, VIC, Australia?

V-Line operates a bus from Adelaide to Swan Hill once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 8h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Adelaide to Swan Hill via Southern Cross in around 16h 11m.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne via Mildura
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne via Mount Gambier
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Train operators
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Adelaide to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
Public Transport Victoria
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$84 - $90
Red Service
$95 - $110
Red Premium
$130 - $145
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 Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
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 85 Franklin St to Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Mildura to Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/

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The quickest flight from Adelaide Airport to Mildura Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Adelaide to Swan Hill bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Swan Hill station.

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Swan Hill is 30m ahead of Adelaide. It is currently 9:25 PM in Adelaide and 9:55 PM in Swan Hill.

Adelaide to Swan Hill train services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Swan Hill station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Swan Hill is 513 km. It takes approximately 5h 43m to drive from Adelaide to Swan Hill.

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Regional Express offers flights from Adelaide Airport to Mildura Airport.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Swan Hill. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Adelaide Airport is to bus which takes 18m and costs $4.

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