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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  •  5h 14m

  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  •  4h 57m

  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  •  2h 36m

  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  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Ballarat Fe80
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Warrnambool Warrnambool - Ballarat Via Skipton

$55 - $71

Drive  •  3h 14m

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

$24 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Warrnambool is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Warrnambool is to line 478 bus and fly which costs $65 - $340 and takes 2h 36m.

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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 Melbourne and Ballarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 17m.

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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 4h 57m and costs $40 - $55.

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

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Warrnambool is to train which takes 4h 57m and costs $40 - $55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $100 and takes 7h 17m.

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

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

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

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 3h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Warrnambool via Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Melbourne, and Ballarat in around 7h 17m.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Gambier
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Sharp Aviation
Website
sharpairlines.com
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
43m
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.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
https://www.vline.com.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.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Ballarat to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Metropolitan buses
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd to Airport West SC/Louis St
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Metropolitan buses
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Warrnambool is 274 km. It takes approximately 3h 14m 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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There are 290+ hotels available in Warrnambool. Prices start at $113 USD per night.

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