There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Stawell by train, shuttle, bus, night bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Stawell Overland / ...

$31 - $73

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat Mildura - Melbourne Via Donald & Ballarat / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Stawell Nhill - Melbourne Via Ararat & Ballarat / ...

$22 - $36

2 alternative options

Shuttle, bus  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Ballarat
  2. Take the bus from Stockland SC/Gillies St N to Stawell Ballarat - Stawell Via Beaufort & Ararat

$28 - $37

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Stawell 144.1 miles

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Stawell is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Stawell is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Stawell is 195 km. The road distance is 230.6 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Stawell, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Stawell. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr and arriving at Stawell via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and Ballarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 41 min.

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

PTV Overland operates a train from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Stawell twice a week. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h 33 min. V-Line also services this route twice a week.

Train operators
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Stawell
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$59
Rail Saver
$52 - $56
Red Service
$42 - $45
Red Premium
$58 - $63
V-Line
Bus operators
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
$26 - $35
Schedules at
airportshuttlebus.com.au
Book at
airportshuttlebus.com.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Stockland SC/Gillies St N to Stawell
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat to Stawell
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat to Stawell
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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