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There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Avoca by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train, bus  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat Ballarat - Melbourne Via Melton / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to 199 High St Maryborough - Ballarat

$8 - $13

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Bus  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat Ballarat - Melbourne Via Melton / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat Station/Lydiard St N to Post Office/Sunraysia Hwy Ballarat - Avoca Via Clunes & Maryborough / ...

$10 - $14

Night bus  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Post Office/Sunraysia Hwy Mildura - Melbourne Via Donald & Ballarat

$13 - $19

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Avoca 113.8 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Avoca is to train and bus which costs $11 - $19 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Avoca is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 2 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Post Office/Sunraysia Hwy. This bus operates Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 16 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Avoca is 154 km. The road distance is 182 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Avoca without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 19 min and costs $11 - $19.

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It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Melbourne to Avoca, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Avoca bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St station.

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Melbourne to Avoca bus services, operated by PTV Regional Transit, arrive at Post Office/Sunraysia Hwy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Avoca is 182 km. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from Melbourne to Avoca.

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There are 18+ hotels available in Avoca. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Avoca.
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  • Distance: 96.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Avoca, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Avoca via Ballarat and Ballarat Station/Lydiard St N in around 3 h 46 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.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus operators
PTV Regional Transit
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat to 199 High St
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Public Transport Victoria
Bus from Ballarat Station/Lydiard St N to Post Office/Sunraysia Hwy
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Public Transport Victoria
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 Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Post Office/Sunraysia Hwy
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/

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