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There are 8 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Pakenham by bus, train, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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Recommended option

Bus, train Metro  •  2h 1m

  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 Pakenham Pakenham

$16

Cheapest option

Bus Metropolitan buses  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd to Dandenong 901

$4 - $6

6 alternative options

Bus, train V-Line  •  2h 12m

  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 Pakenham Traralgon - Melbourne Via Morwell, Moe & Pakenham / ...

$16 - $19

Bus V-Line  •  2h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St SkyBus
  2. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Pakenham Traralgon - Melbourne Via Morwell, Moe & Pakenham

$17 - $19

Taxi  •  1h 1m

  1. Take a taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Pakenham 52.6 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  1h 1m

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Pakenham 52.6 miles

$7 - $11

Towncar  •  1h 1m

  1. Take a town car from Melbourne Airport to Pakenham 52.6 miles

$190 - $270

Shuttle  •  1h 1m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Pakenham

$11 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Pakenham is to bus which costs $5 - $9 and takes 4h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Pakenham is to taxi which costs $150 - $190 and takes 1h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Pakenham. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr and arriving at Pakenham via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 33m.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Pakenham is 72 km. The road distance is 84.2 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Pakenham without a car is to bus and train which takes 2h 1m and costs $23.

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It takes approximately 2h 1m to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Pakenham, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Pakenham is 84 km. It takes approximately 1h 1m to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Pakenham.

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There are 56+ hotels available in Pakenham. Prices start at $95 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Pakenham.
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  • Distance: 45 miles
  • Duration: 2h 1m

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Pakenham via Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St and Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St in around 2h 33m.

Train operators
Metro
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Pakenham
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Metro
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
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 Pakenham
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $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
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Pakenham
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Metropolitan buses
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd to Dandenong
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Metropolitan buses
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Pakenham
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Silver Top Taxi
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
silvertop.com.au
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Melbourne Airport to Pakenham
Estimated price
$190 - $270
Shuttle from Melbourne Airport to Pakenham
Estimated price
$11 - $85

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