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There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Rye by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train, bus  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Frankston Frankston
  2. Take the bus from Frankston to Elgan Ave/Point Nepean Rd 788

$28

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd to Frankston 901
  2. Take the bus from Frankston to Elgan Ave/Point Nepean Rd 788

$9

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1h 31m

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Rye 117.2 km

$13 - $19

Towncar  •  1h 31m

  1. Take a town car from Melbourne Airport to Rye 117.2 km

$360 - $490

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Rye is to bus which costs $10 and takes 6h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Rye is to drive. Taking this option will cost $13 - $19 and takes 1h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Rye. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd and arriving at Elgan Ave/Point Nepean Rd via Frankston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 9m.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Rye is 79 km. The road distance is 117.2 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Rye without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 54m and costs $28.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Rye, including transfers.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Rye bus services, operated by Metropolitan buses, depart from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd station.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Rye bus services, operated by Metropolitan buses, arrive at Elgan Ave/Point Nepean Rd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Rye is 117 km. It takes approximately 1h 31m to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Rye.

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There are 170+ hotels available in Rye. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Rye.
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  • Distance: 79.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 54m

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Rye via Frankston in around 6h 9m.

Train operators
Metro
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Frankston
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Website
Metro
2 hour ticket
$5
Daily
$9
Bus operators
Metropolitan buses
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Frankston to Elgan Ave/Point Nepean Rd
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Website
Metropolitan buses
2 hour ticket
$5
Daily
$9
Bus from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd to Frankston
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Website
Metropolitan buses
2 hour ticket
$5
Daily
$9
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Melbourne Airport to Rye
Estimated price
$360 - $490

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