There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Warrnambool by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Melbourne to Mount Gambier, bus  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Mount Gambier (MGB) MEL - MGB
  2. Take the bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Warrnambool

$152 - $314

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Train  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Colac & Geelong

$30 - $37

3 alternative options

Line 478 bus to Melbourne Essendon Apt, fly to Warrnambool  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the line 478 bus from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd to Airport West SC/Louis St
  2. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Warrnambool (WMB) MEB - WMB

$49 - $241

Bus  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat Ballarat - Melbourne Via Melton / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Warrnambool Ballarat - Warrnambool Via Skipton

$32 - $42

Drive  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Warrnambool 171.2 miles

$24 - $35

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Warrnambool. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr and arriving at Warrnambool via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and Ballarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 57 min.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Warrnambool is 221 km. The road distance is 273.9 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Warrnambool without a car is to train which takes 4 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Warrnambool, including transfers.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Warrnambool 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 Warrnambool is to train which takes 4 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 57 min.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Mount Gambier Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Warrnambool is 274 km. It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Warrnambool.

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Regional Express offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Mount Gambier Airport.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Warrnambool.
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  • Distance: 138.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

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

V-Line operates a train from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Warrnambool 4 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 3 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Warrnambool via Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, and Ballarat in around 6 h 57 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Gambier
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Sharp Aviation
Website
sharpairlines.com
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $210
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 Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus 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
Bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Metropolitan buses
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd to Airport West SC/Louis St
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6

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