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

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Bus, train  •  1 h 28 min

  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, line 10 bus  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport to Corio
  2. Take the line 10 bus from Corio Shopping Centre/Gellibrand St to St Laurence Community Services/Station Lake Rd 10

$24 - $25

Taxi  •  48 min

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

$95 - $120

Drive  •  48 min

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

$6 - $10

Towncar  •  48 min

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

$170 - $240

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara station. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport and arriving at St Laurence Community Services/Station Lake Rd via Corio Shopping Centre/Gellibrand St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 11 min.

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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 1 h 28 min and costs $23 - $27.

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It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara, including transfers.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara bus services, operated by Gull, depart from Melbourne Airport station.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara bus services, operated by PTV Regional Transit, arrive at St Laurence Community Services/Station Lake Rd.

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

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There are 70+ hotels available in Lara. Prices start at $79 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: 1 h 28 min

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara via Corio and Corio Shopping Centre/Gellibrand St in around 2 h 11 min.

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
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.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
25 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Website
Skybus
Gull
Phone
+61 3 5222 4966
Email
enquiries@gull.com.au
Website
gull.com.au
Bus from Melbourne Airport to Corio
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
gull.com.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Corio Shopping Centre/Gellibrand St to St Laurence Community Services/Station Lake Rd
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Other operators
Taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Lara
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Silver Top Taxi
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
silvertop.com.au
Jayride
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Melbourne Airport to Lara
Estimated price
$170 - $240

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