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

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Fly, bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Albury (ABX) MEL - ABX
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Falls Creek Coaches/233 Kiewa Valley Hwy

$204 - $497

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Train XPT, bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta 622 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St Mount Beauty - Melbourne Via Bright

$43 - $135

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 50 min

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

$98 - $217

Bus  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Glenrowan Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St Mount Beauty - Melbourne Via Bright

$56 - $72

Drive  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Mount Hotham 226.5 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Mount Hotham. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr and arriving at Transit Lounge/Great Alpine Rd via Melbourne, Ned Kelly Statue/Kate St, Wangaratta and Alpine Hotel/Anderson St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 5 min.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Mount Hotham is 216 km. The road distance is 362.3 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Mount Hotham without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Mount Hotham, including transfers.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Mount Hotham bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Melbourne station.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Albury Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Mount Hotham 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 Mount Hotham is 362 km. It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Mount Hotham.

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Regional Express offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Albury Airport.

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There are 194+ hotels available in Mount Hotham. Prices start at $249 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Mount Hotham.
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  • Distance: 134.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Mount Hotham via Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Melbourne, Glenrowan, Ned Kelly Statue/Kate St, Wangaratta, and Alpine Hotel/Anderson St in around 10 h 5 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Albury
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
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 Broadmeadows to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Broadmeadows to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $110
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$22 - $29
First
$30 - $40
Sleeper
$90 - $105
Train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $110
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$23 - $30
First
$30 - $45
Sleeper
$95 - $110
Bus operators
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Albury to Falls Creek Coaches/233 Kiewa Valley Hwy
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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 Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Glenrowan
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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