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There are 3 ways to get from Castlemaine to Harrietville by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Bendigo Station/Railway Pl to Wangaratta Albury - Bendigo Via Wangaratta & Shepparton
  2. Take the bus from Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St Mount Beauty - Melbourne Via Bright

$43 - $61

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9h 22m

  1. Take the train from Castlemaine to Southern Cross
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta 624
  3. Take the bus from Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St

$58 - $199

Drive  •  4h 10m

  1. Drive from Castlemaine to Harrietville 348.6 km

$35 - $60

Castlemaine to Harrietville by train and bus

The journey time between Castlemaine and Harrietville is around 42h 7m and covers a distance of around 381 km. The fastest journey normally takes 39h 8m. Operated by V-Line and PTV Regional Transit, the Castlemaine to Harrietville service departs from Castlemaine and arrives in Pioneer Park/Great Alpine Rd. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
42h 7m
Fastest journey time:
39h 8m
Journey distance:
381 km
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
$43
Carbon emissions:
44 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:33
Last service departs at:
16:32

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Castlemaine to Harrietville train and bus schedules

Castlemaine → Harrietville
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Harrietville is 1800 020 080.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Castlemaine to Harrietville is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 4h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Castlemaine to Harrietville is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 4h 10m.

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The distance between Castlemaine and Harrietville is 253 km. The road distance is 348.6 km.

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The best way to get from Castlemaine to Harrietville without a car is to bus which takes 8h 30m and costs $40 - $65.

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It takes approximately 8h 30m to get from Castlemaine to Harrietville, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Castlemaine to Harrietville is 349 km. It takes approximately 4h 10m to drive from Castlemaine to Harrietville.

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There are 290+ hotels available in Harrietville. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

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Map of how to get from Castlemaine to Harrietville.
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  • Distance: 253.3 km
  • Duration: 8h 30m

What companies run services between Castlemaine, VIC, Australia and Harrietville, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Castlemaine to Harrietville via Bendigo, Bendigo Station/Railway Pl, Wangaratta, and Alpine Hotel/Anderson St in around 8h 30m.

Train operators
V-Line

V/Line provides passenger rail and coach services to regional destinations across Victoria, Australia. Services go to/from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. 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 coach travel and long-distance train services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have tray tables and larger reclining seats with more leg room.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Castlemaine to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$17 - $23
Train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$29 - $40
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta Station, Platform 1
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Website
XPT
Economy
$30 - $40
First
$40 - $55
Sleeper
$130 - $160
Bus operators
V-Line

V/Line provides passenger rail and coach services to regional destinations across Victoria, Australia. Services go to/from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. 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 coach travel and long-distance train services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have tray tables and larger reclining seats with more leg room.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Bendigo Station/Railway Pl to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$24 - $35
Bus from Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$10 - $14

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