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

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Train  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Stawell Nhill - Melbourne Via Ararat & North Shore / ...

$31 - $73

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Bus  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ararat Melbourne - Ararat Via Ballarat

$27 - $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

$27 - $36

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

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

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

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 Ararat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 18 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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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Stawell without a car is to train which takes 4 h 58 min and costs .

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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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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Stawell bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Stawell is to train which takes 4 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 18 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Stawell is 231 km. It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Stawell.

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There are 76+ hotels available in Stawell. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Stawell.
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  • Distance: 122.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 58 min

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

V-Line operates a train from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Stawell twice a week. Tickets cost $18 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 33 min. PTV Overland also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, V-Line operates a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Stawell once a week. Tickets cost $13 - $20 and the journey takes 2 h 23 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 Stawell
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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
$57
Rail Saver
$50 - $54
Red Service
$40 - $44
Red Premium
$56 - $60
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
$25 - $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
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 Ararat
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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