There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bright by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Broadmeadows to Wangaratta Melbourne - Albury Via Seymour / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St Mount Beauty - Melbourne Via Bright

$23 - $122

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Train XPT, bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta 622 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St Mount Beauty - Melbourne Via Bright

$42 - $132

Bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Glenrowan Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St Mount Beauty - Melbourne Via Bright

$55 - $69

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bright 190.7 miles

$27 - $40

Fly to Albury, bus  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Albury (ABX) MEL - ABX
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Ford St/Camp St
  3. Take the bus from Ford St/Camp St to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St

$106 - $383

Fly to Merimbula Airport, fly to Essendon Airport, train, bus  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Merimbula (MIM) MEL - MIM
  2. Take the plane from Merimbula Airport to Essendon Airport
  3. Take the train from Broadmeadows to Wangaratta
  4. Take the bus from Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St

$283 - $617

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bright. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr and arriving at Alpine Hotel/Anderson St via Melbourne, Ned Kelly Statue/Kate St and Wangaratta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 55 min.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Bright is 214 km. The road distance is 305 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bright without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bright, including transfers.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bright bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Melbourne station.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Albury Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bright bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Alpine Hotel/Anderson St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bright is 305 km. It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bright.

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Regional Express offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Albury Airport.

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There are 310+ hotels available in Bright. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bright.
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  • Distance: 134 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 8 min

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bright via Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Melbourne, Glenrowan, Ned Kelly Statue/Kate St, and Wangaratta in around 7 h 55 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Albury
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Melbourne to Merimbula
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
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.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Broadmeadows to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Broadmeadows to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $110
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$22 - $29
First
$30 - $40
Sleeper
$90 - $105
Train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $110
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$23 - $30
First
$30 - $45
Sleeper
$95 - $110
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 Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ford St/Camp St to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Glenrowan
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Albury to Ford St/Camp St
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Other operators
Free Spirit Airlines
Website
freespiritairlines.com.au
Plane from Merimbula Airport to Essendon Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$114
Schedules at
freespiritairlines.com.au

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