There are 4 ways to get from Bendigo to Pakenham by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Bendigo to Southern Cross Bendigo - Melbourne Via Sunbury / ...
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Pakenham Pakenham / ...

$14 - $21

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Bendigo to Melbourne Airport
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Pakenham Pakenham

$39 - $50

Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Bendigo to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St Bendigo - Melbourne Via Sunbury / ...
  2. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Pakenham Traralgon - Melbourne Via Morwell, Moe & Pakenham / ...

$15 - $21

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Bendigo to Pakenham 133.4 miles

$19 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Bendigo to Pakenham is to bus which costs $20 - $29 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bendigo to Pakenham is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bendigo to Pakenham. However, there are services departing from Bendigo and arriving at Pakenham via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bendigo to Pakenham. However, there are services departing from Bendigo and arriving at Pakenham via Southern Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 26 min.

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The distance between Bendigo and Pakenham is 181 km. The road distance is 213.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bendigo to Pakenham without a car is to train which takes 3 h 26 min and costs $18 - $29.

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It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Bendigo to Pakenham, including transfers.

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Bendigo to Pakenham bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Bendigo station.

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Bendigo to Pakenham train services, operated by V-Line, depart from Bendigo station.

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The best way to get from Bendigo to Pakenham is to train which takes 3 h 26 min and costs $18 - $29. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 - $29 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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Bendigo to Pakenham bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Pakenham station.

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Bendigo to Pakenham train services, operated by Metro, arrive at Pakenham station.

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Map of how to get from Bendigo to Pakenham.
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  • Distance: 113.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 26 min

What companies run services between Bendigo, VIC, Australia and Pakenham, VIC, Australia?

You can take a train from Bendigo to Pakenham via Southern Cross in around 3 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bendigo to Pakenham via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St in around 4 h 25 min.

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.

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Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Bendigo to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Pakenham
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Metro
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Pakenham
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
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 Bendigo to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Pakenham
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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