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There are 5 ways to get from Lakes Entrance to Grampians National Park by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Bairnsdale to Southern Cross
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ararat
  3. Take the bus from Ararat to Information Centre/Grampians Rd

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Police Station/Roadknight St to Traralgon
  2. Take the train from Traralgon to Southern Cross
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ararat
  4. Take the bus from Ararat to Information Centre/Grampians Rd

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St
  2. Take the bus from Melbourne to Ararat station
  3. Take the bus from Ararat to Information Centre/Grampians Rd

Drive

  1. Drive from Lakes Entrance to Grampians National Park

Bus, fly, train

  1. Take the bus from Post Office/Princes Hwy to Bennet Lane
  2. Fly from Merimbula (MIM) to Melbourne (MEL)
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ararat
  4. Take the bus from Ararat to Information Centre/Grampians Rd

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The cheapest way to get from Lakes Entrance to Grampians National Park is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 7h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Lakes Entrance to Grampians National Park is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 7h 3m.

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The distance between Lakes Entrance and Grampians National Park is 499 km. The road distance is 590.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lakes Entrance to Grampians National Park without a car is to train and bus which takes 11h 10m and costs $100 - $200.

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It takes approximately 11h 10m to get from Lakes Entrance to Grampians National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Merimbula Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lakes Entrance to Grampians National Park is 590 km. It takes approximately 7h 3m to drive from Lakes Entrance to Grampians National Park.

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Qantas and Regional Express offer flights from Merimbula Airport to Melbourne Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Grampians National Park. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lakes Entrance to Grampians National Park.
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  • Distance: 498.9 km
  • Duration: 11h 10m

What companies run services between Lakes Entrance, VIC, Australia and Grampians National Park, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Lakes Entrance to Grampians National Park via Bairnsdale, Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Melbourne, Ararat, and Information Centre/Grampians Rd in around 12h 18m.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Merimbula to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Merimbula to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
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 Bairnsdale to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$30 - $45
Train from Southern Cross to Ararat
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$26 - $35
Train from Traralgon to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$20 - $27
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Ararat
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
Journey Beyond
Red Standard Readyrail
$35 - $45
Red Standard Everyday
$45 - $55
Red Premium Readyrail
$60 - $75
Red Premium Everyday
$75 - $90
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 Ararat to Information Centre/Grampians Rd
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$5 - $8
Bus from Police Station/Roadknight St to Traralgon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$17 - $24
Bus from Bairnsdale to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$30 - $45
Bus from Post Office/Princes Hwy to Bennet Lane
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$29 - $40
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Ararat station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$58 - $64
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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