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There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Harrietville by night train, bus, train, car or plane

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Night train, bus  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the night train from Broadmeadows Station, Platform 3 to Wangaratta Station, Platform 1 622
  2. Take the bus from Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St Mount Beauty - Melbourne Via Bright

$45 - $171

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Bus  •  7h 32m

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

$42 - $56

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Train, bus  •  7h 32m

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

$43 - $171

Drive  •  3h 38m

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Harrietville 328.2 km

$35 - $60

Fly, bus  •  6h 20m

  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

$128 - $293

Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Harrietville by bus and night train

The journey time between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Harrietville is around 27h 59m and covers a distance of around 345 km. The fastest journey normally takes 20h 5m. Operated by Metropolitan buses, XPT, V-Line and others, the Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Harrietville service departs from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd and arrives in Pioneer Park/Great Alpine Rd. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
27h 59m
Fastest journey time:
20h 5m
Journey distance:
345 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$45
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
19:40
Last service departs at:
19:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Harrietville bus and night train schedules

Melbourne Airport (MEL) → Harrietville
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Harrietville is 1800 020 080.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Harrietville is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Harrietville is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Harrietville is to bus which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Harrietville is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 3h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Harrietville. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd and arriving at Pioneer Park/Great Alpine Rd via Broadmeadows, Wangaratta and Alpine Hotel/Anderson St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 32m.

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It is 214 km from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Harrietville. It is approximately 328.2 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Harrietville without a car is to night train and bus which takes 7h 19m and costs $45 - $180.

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It takes approximately 7h 19m to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Harrietville, including transfers.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Harrietville bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Broadmeadows station.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Albury Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Harrietville 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 Harrietville is 328 km. It takes approximately 3h 38m to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Harrietville.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Harrietville.
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  • Distance: 214.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 19m

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Harrietville via Broadmeadows Station/Pascoe Vale Rd, Broadmeadows, Wangaratta, and Alpine Hotel/Anderson St in around 7h 32m.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Albury
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Albury
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Train operators
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Night train from Broadmeadows Station, Platform 3 to Wangaratta Station, Platform 1
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $150
Website
XPT
Economy
$29 - $40
First
$40 - $55
Sleeper
$130 - $150
Train from Broadmeadows Station, Platform 3 to Wangaratta Station, Platform 1
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $150
Website
XPT
Economy
$29 - $40
First
$40 - $55
Sleeper
$130 - $150
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 Broadmeadows to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$27 - $40
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 Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$10 - $14
Bus from Broadmeadows to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$26 - $35
Bus from Ford St/Camp St to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$6 - $9

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

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