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There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Sovereign Hill by train, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat Ballarat - Melbourne Via Melton / ...

$8 - $12

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Bus  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Ballarat Fe80

$34 - $41

Taxi  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Sovereign Hill 69.4 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Sovereign Hill 69.4 miles

$9 - $15

Shuttle  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Ballarat

$26 - $34

Towncar  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take a town car from Melbourne Airport to Sovereign Hill 69.4 miles

$240 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Sovereign Hill is to train which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Sovereign Hill is to taxi which costs $200 - $250 and takes 1 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Sovereign Hill. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr and arriving at Burdeu St/Main Rd via Melbourne and Ballarat Station/Lydiard St N. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 48 min.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Sovereign Hill is 87 km. The road distance is 111 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Sovereign Hill without a car is to train which takes 2 h 54 min and costs $11 - $17.

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It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Sovereign Hill, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Sovereign Hill is to train which takes 2 h 54 min and costs $11 - $17. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $60 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Sovereign Hill bus services, operated by Firefly Express, arrive at Ballarat station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Sovereign Hill is 111 km. It takes approximately 1 h 14 min to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Sovereign Hill.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Sovereign Hill.
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  • Distance: 54.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 54 min

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

V-Line operates a train from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Sovereign Hill hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 16 min. Alternatively, Firefly Express operates a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Sovereign Hill once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 45 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.

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Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Airport Shuttlebus
Phone
+613 5333 4181
Email
info@airportshuttlebus.com.au
Website
airportshuttlebus.com.au
Shuttle from Melbourne Airport to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
airportshuttlebus.com.au
Book at
airportshuttlebus.com.au
Other operators
Taxi from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Sovereign Hill
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Silver Top Taxi
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
silvertop.com.au
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Melbourne Airport to Sovereign Hill
Estimated price
$240 - $340

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