There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to Armidale by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Armidale  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Armidale (ARM) MEL - ARM

$168 - $501

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Train  •  21 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Armidale Station 223

$111 - $248

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Fly to Tamworth, bus  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Tamworth (TMW) MEL - TMW
  2. Take the bus from Tamworth to Armidale

$239 - $400

Fly to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) MEL - CFS
  2. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Armidale

$127 - $435

Bus, train  •  22 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Central Station
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Fassifern Station
  3. Take the train from Fassifern Station to Armidale Station 223

$130 - $209

Bus  •  25 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Urunga
  3. Take the bus from Urunga to Armidale

$129 - $182

Drive  •  14 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Armidale 786.5 miles

$110 - $170

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Armidale. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Armidale via Sydney and Urunga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 47 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Armidale is 1020 km. The road distance is 1258.5 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Armidale without a car is to train which takes 21 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Melbourne to Armidale, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Armidale bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Melbourne station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Armidale is to fly which takes 4 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 21 h 17 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 25 h 47 min.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Armidale Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Melbourne to Armidale bus services, operated by New England Coaches, arrive at Armidale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Armidale is 1258 km. It takes approximately 14 h 18 min to drive from Melbourne to Armidale.

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Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Armidale Airport.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Armidale.
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  • Distance: 637.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Armidale, NSW, Australia?

Qantas, Regional Express and three other airlines fly from Melbourne to Armidale hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Armidale via Central Station, Armidale Station, and Armidale Station, Coach Bay in around 21 h 17 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Armidale via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Melbourne to Armidale via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Melbourne to Armidale via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Armidale via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Tamworth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $480
Flights from Melbourne to Tamworth via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $480
Flights from Melbourne to Tamworth via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $480
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Tamworth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Melbourne to Tamworth via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Melbourne to Tamworth via Launceston, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Armidale via Albury, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Armidale Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$50 - $80
1st Class
$70 - $110
Train from Central Station to Fassifern Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$13 - $19
1st Class
$18 - $26
Train from Fassifern Station to Armidale Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $80
Bus operators
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Tamworth to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
crisps.com.au
New England Coaches
Website
newenglandcoaches.com.au
Bus from Tamworth to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
newenglandcoaches.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Armidale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
newenglandcoaches.com.au
Bus from Urunga to Armidale
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
newenglandcoaches.com.au
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Central Station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Urunga
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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