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There are 4 ways to get from Frankston to Swan Hill by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 45m

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

$25 - $38

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Bus  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Frankston to Melbourne Airport Peninsula Express
  2. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Swan Hill Swan Hill - Melbourne Via Bendigo

$50 - $87

Drive  •  4h 34m

  1. Drive from Frankston to Swan Hill 243.2 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly, bus  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the train from Frankston to Southern Cross
  2. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Mildura (MQL) MEL - MQL
  3. Take the bus from Mildura to Swan Hill

$136 - $272

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The cheapest way to get from Frankston to Swan Hill is to train which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankston to Swan Hill is to drive which costs $45 - $75 and takes 4h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankston to Swan Hill. However, there are services departing from Frankston and arriving at Swan Hill via Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr and Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 41m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankston to Swan Hill. However, there are services departing from Frankston and arriving at Swan Hill via Southern Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 45m.

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The distance between Frankston and Swan Hill is 342 km. The road distance is 389.2 km.

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The best way to get from Frankston to Swan Hill without a car is to train which takes 6h 45m and costs $35 - $55.

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It takes approximately 6h 45m to get from Frankston to Swan Hill, including transfers.

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Frankston to Swan Hill bus services, operated by Skybus, depart from Frankston station.

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Frankston to Swan Hill train services, operated by Metro, depart from Frankston station.

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The best way to get from Frankston to Swan Hill is to train which takes 6h 45m and costs $35 - $55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $130 and takes 7h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Frankston to Swan Hill.
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  • Distance: 213.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 45m

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

You can take a train from Frankston to Swan Hill via Southern Cross in around 6h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankston to Swan Hill via Melbourne Airport, Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr, Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, and Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St in around 7h 41m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Train operators
Metro
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Frankston to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Metro
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
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
Skybus
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 Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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 Melbourne Airport to Mildura Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankston to Swan Hill is 389 km. It takes approximately 4h 34m to drive from Frankston to Swan Hill.

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Virgin Australia, Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne 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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