There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Balranald by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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Train, taxi  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Swan Hill Melbourne - Swan Hill Via Bendigo
  2. Take a taxi from Swan Hill to Balranald

$143 - $181

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Fly, bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Mildura (MQL) MEL - MQL
  2. Take the bus from Mildura Station, Coach Bay to Balranald Coach Stop, Market St

$131 - $266

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Train, bus  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Swan Hill Melbourne - Swan Hill Via Bendigo
  2. Take the bus from Swan Hill to Post Office/Murray Valley Hwy Mildura - Melbourne Via Swan Hill & Bendigo

$169 - $220

Drive  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Balranald 270.6 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Balranald is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Balranald is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Balranald is 374 km. The road distance is 433 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Balranald without a car is to train and taxi which takes 5 h 38 min and costs $190 - $250.

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It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Melbourne to Balranald, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Mildura Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Balranald is 433 km. It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to drive from Melbourne to Balranald.

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Virgin Australia, Qantas and Regional Express offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Mildura Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Balranald. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs $18.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Balranald.
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  • Distance: 234 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

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

There is no direct connection from Melbourne to Balranald. However, you can take the train to Swan Hill then take the taxi to Balranald. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Melbourne to Balranald via Swan Hill and Post Office/Murray Valley Hwy in around 7 h 38 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
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 Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
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 Swan Hill to Post Office/Murray Valley Hwy
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Mildura Station, Coach Bay to Balranald Coach Stop, Market St
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Other operators
Taxi from Swan Hill to Balranald
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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