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There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara by bus, train, night bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus, train  •  1h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St SkyBus
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Lara Melbourne - Geelong / ...

$17 - $19

4 alternative options

Bus, night bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St SkyBus
  2. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Lara Geelong

$17 - $20

Taxi  •  48m

  1. Take a taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara 44.2 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  48m

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara 44.2 miles

$6 - $10

Towncar  •  48m

  1. Take a town car from Melbourne Airport to Lara 44.2 miles

$160 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara is to taxi which costs $130 - $160 and takes 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr and arriving at Lara via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 45m.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Lara is 55 km. The road distance is 70.7 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara without a car is to bus and train which takes 1h 26m and costs $23 - $27.

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It takes approximately 1h 26m to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara, including transfers.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara bus services, operated by Skybus, depart from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr station.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Lara station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara is 71 km. It takes approximately 48m to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara.

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There are 77+ hotels available in Lara. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara.
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  • Distance: 34.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 26m

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

There is no direct connection from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara. However, you can take the bus to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, take the walk to Southern Cross, then take the train to Lara. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara via Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St and Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St in around 2h 45m.

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 Lara
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus operators
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Website
Skybus
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
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Lara
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Other operators
Taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara
Ave. Duration
48m
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Silver Top Taxi
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
silvertop.com.au
Jayride
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Melbourne Airport to Lara
Estimated price
$160 - $230

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