There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Hamilton by plane, bus, shuttle, train or car

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Fly Melbourne to Mount Gambier, bus  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Mount Gambier (MGB) MEL - MGB
  2. Take the bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Hamilton Station/Station St

$146 - $306

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Train, bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat Ballarat - Melbourne Via Melton / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Hamilton Station/Station St Mt Gambier - Melbourne Via Hamilton & Ballarat

$31 - $40

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Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Warrnambool, bus  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Warrnambool (WMB) MEB - WMB
  2. Take the bus from Warrnambool to Hamilton Station/Station St

$55 - $251

Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Portland, bus  •  15 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Portland (PTJ) MEB - PTJ
  2. Take the bus from Henty Street Bus Interchange/Henty St to Supermarket/Brown St

$58 - $268

Shuttle, bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Ballarat
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Hamilton Station/Station St Mt Gambier - Melbourne Via Hamilton & Ballarat

$36 - $48

Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat Ballarat - Melbourne Via Melton / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Hamilton Station/Station St Mt Gambier - Melbourne Via Hamilton & Ballarat

$32 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Hamilton 180.4 miles

$25 - $40

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Hamilton station. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr and arriving at Hamilton Station/Station St via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and Ballarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Hamilton is 249 km. The road distance is 288.6 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Hamilton without a car is to shuttle and bus which takes 4 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Hamilton, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Mount Gambier Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Hamilton bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Hamilton Station/Station St.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Hamilton is 289 km. It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Hamilton.

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Regional Express offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Mount Gambier Airport.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Hamilton. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Hamilton.
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  • Distance: 155.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 59 min

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Hamilton via Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, and Ballarat in around 6 h 10 min.

Airlines
Sharp Aviation
Website
sharpairlines.com
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Portland via Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $230
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Gambier
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
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 Southern Cross to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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 Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Hamilton Station/Station St
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Warrnambool to Hamilton Station/Station St
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat to Hamilton Station/Station St
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Henty Street Bus Interchange/Henty St to Supermarket/Brown St
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Airport Shuttlebus
Phone
+613 5333 4181
Email
info@airportshuttlebus.com.au
Website
airportshuttlebus.com.au
Shuttle from Melbourne Airport to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
airportshuttlebus.com.au
Book at
airportshuttlebus.com.au

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