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There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo by bus, train, car, shuttle or towncar

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Line 479 bus, train  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the line 479 bus from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd to Sunbury Station/Brook St 479
  2. Take the train from Sunbury to Bendigo Melbourne - Bendigo Via Sunbury / ...

$11 - $14

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bendigo Station/Railway Pl Melbourne - Adelaide Via Bendigo & Nhill

$23 - $27

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo 83.5 miles

$11 - $18

Shuttle  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Bendigo

$21 - $35

Towncar  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take a town car from Melbourne Airport to Bendigo 83.5 miles

$280 - $390

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo is to line 479 bus and train which costs $15 - $20 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo station. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr and arriving at Bendigo Station/Railway Pl via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Bendigo is 113 km. The road distance is 133.5 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo without a car is to line 479 bus and train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs $15 - $20.

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It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo, including transfers.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St station.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Bendigo Station/Railway Pl.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo is 134 km. It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo.

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There are 96+ hotels available in Bendigo. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo.
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  • Distance: 70.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 33 min

What companies run services between Melbourne Airport (MEL), Australia and Bendigo, VIC, Australia?

V-Line operates a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo once a week. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 1 h 50 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 Sunbury to Bendigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
Metropolitan buses
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd to Sunbury Station/Brook St
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bendigo Station/Railway Pl
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Melbourne Airport to Bendigo
Estimated price
$280 - $390

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