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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Armidale  •  4 h 57 min

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

$168 - $502

Cheapest option

Bus Firefly Express, train  •  22 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Parramatta
  2. Take the train from Hornsby Station to Muswellbrook Station 223
  3. Take the bus from Muswellbrook Station, Coach Stop to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 355
  4. Take the bus from Tamworth to Armidale

$120 - $162

5 alternative options

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

$245 - $406

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

$128 - $435

Train  •  20 h 16 min

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

$125 - $261

Bus, train via Canberra  •  21 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Tamworth Station 223
  4. Take the bus from Tamworth to Armidale

$152 - $255

Drive  •  14 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Armidale 786.5 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Armidale is to drive which costs $150 - $220 and takes 14 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Armidale is to fly which costs $220 - $700 and takes 4 h 57 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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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Melbourne to Armidale, including transfers.

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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 and Armidale Station in around 20 h 16 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 43 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Melbourne to Armidale via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Armidale via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 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 40 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 22 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Melbourne to Tamworth via Launceston, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
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 and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Armidale via Albury, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and 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 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $120
Sleeper
$150 - $180
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
$55 - $80
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$55 - $80
1st Class
$75 - $110
Train from Central Station to Tamworth Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$60 - $90
Train from Hornsby Station to Muswellbrook Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
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
$35 - $50
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
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Parramatta
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Muswellbrook Station, Coach Stop to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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