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There are 3 ways to get from Melbourne to Bairnsdale by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale Melbourne - Bairnsdale Via Traralgon & Sale

$18 - $26

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Train  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale Bairnsdale - Melbourne Via Sale & Traralgon

$17 - $25

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Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Bairnsdale 175.4 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Bairnsdale is to train which costs $25 - $35 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Bairnsdale is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Flinders Street and arriving at Bairnsdale. Services depart five times a week, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Flinders Street and arriving at Bairnsdale. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 43 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Bairnsdale is 234 km. The road distance is 280.6 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Bairnsdale without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 42 min and costs $26 - $40.

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The bus from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale takes 3 h 42 min including transfers and departs five times a week.

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Melbourne to Bairnsdale bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Flinders Street station.

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Melbourne to Bairnsdale train services, operated by V-Line, depart from Flinders Street station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Bairnsdale is to bus which takes 3 h 42 min and costs $26 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $25 - $35 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Bairnsdale.
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  • Distance: 146.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

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

V-Line operates a bus from Melbourne to Bairnsdale 5 times a week. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 3 h 42 min. Alternatively, V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Bairnsdale 3 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 43 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.

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Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Melbourne to Bairnsdale bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Bairnsdale station.

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Melbourne to Bairnsdale train services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Bairnsdale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Bairnsdale is 281 km. It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to drive from Melbourne to Bairnsdale.

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There are 86+ hotels available in Bairnsdale. Prices start at $96 USD per night.

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