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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly, drive  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Griffith (GFF) MEL - GFF
  2. Drive from Griffith to Hillston

$407 - $473

Cheapest option

Train, bus, drive  •  12 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Broadmeadows to Shepparton
  2. Take the bus from Shepparton to Coolabah Café/Bridge Rd
  3. Drive from Kelly Av At Ortella St to Hillston

$44 - $66

4 alternative options

Train, bus, taxi  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Broadmeadows to Cootamundra 622 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Lake Cargelligo Coach Stop, Canada St 717
  3. Take a taxi from Lake Cargelligo Coach Stop, Canada St to Hillston

$196 - $339

Train, drive  •  11 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Broadmeadows to Junee 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Junee Station to Griffith Station 641
  3. Drive from Dickson Rd At Wyangan Av to Hillston

$60 - $175

Bus, taxi  •  14 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
  2. Take the bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 724
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Lake Cargelligo Coach Stop, Canada St 717
  4. Take a taxi from Lake Cargelligo Coach Stop, Canada St to Hillston

$211 - $272

Drive  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Hillston 342.9 miles

$45 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Hillston is to train and bus and drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 12 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Hillston is to fly and drive which costs $550 - $700 and takes 5 h 8 min.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Hillston is 470 km. The road distance is 548.7 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Hillston without a car is to train and bus and taxi which takes 12 h 14 min and costs $270 - $480.

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Hillston, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Griffith Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Hillston is 549 km. It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Hillston.

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Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia and Regional Express offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Griffith Airport.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Hillston.
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  • Distance: 293.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 8 min

What companies run services between Melbourne Airport (MEL), Australia and Hillston, NSW, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Hillston. However, you can fly to Griffith then take the drive to Hillston. Alternatively, you can take the line 901 bus to Broadmeadows Station/Pascoe Vale Rd, take the walk to Broadmeadows, take the train to Cootamundra, take the walk to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay, take the bus to Lake Cargelligo Coach Stop, Canada St, then take the taxi to Hillston.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Griffith via Albury, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Griffith via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Melbourne to Griffith via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Train operators
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Broadmeadows to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$35 - $50
First
$50 - $70
Sleeper
$110 - $130
Train from Broadmeadows to Junee
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$30 - $45
First
$45 - $65
Sleeper
$110 - $130
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Junee Station to Griffith Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$16 - $23
1st Class
$22 - $35
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 Shepparton
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Lake Cargelligo Coach Stop, Canada St
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
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 Shepparton to Coolabah Café/Bridge Rd
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Other operators
Taxi from Lake Cargelligo Coach Stop, Canada St to Hillston
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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