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

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Train  •  3 h 42 min

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

$18 - $26

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 43 min

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

$19 - $27

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 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Bairnsdale is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3 h 15 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 train from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale takes 3 h 42 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Flinders Street and arriving at Bairnsdale. Services depart once daily, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 43 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 42 min.

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

V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Bairnsdale 3 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 3 h 42 min. Alternatively, V-Line operates a bus from Melbourne to Bairnsdale once daily. Tickets cost $19 - $27 and the journey takes 3 h 43 min.

Train operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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