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There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Balranald by train, taxi, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train, taxi  •  5h 38m

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

$142 - $181

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  12h 40m

  1. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Mildura Mildura - Melbourne Via Donald & Ballarat
  2. Take the bus from Mildura Station, Coach Bay to Balranald Coach Stop, Market St 726

$51 - $72

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Train, bus  •  7h 38m

  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

$167 - $219

Drive  •  4h 56m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Balranald 270.6 miles

$35 - $60

Fly, bus  •  5h 35m

  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 - $267

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Balranald. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Balranald Coach Stop, Market St via Mildura Station, Coach Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 40m.

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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 5h 38m and costs $200 - $260.

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

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

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

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Melbourne to Balranald bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Balranald Coach Stop, Market St station.

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

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  • Distance: 234 miles
  • Duration: 5h 38m

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, Swan Hill, and Post Office/Murray Valley Hwy in around 7h 38m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
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
4h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.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
55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Mildura
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Mildura Station, Coach Bay to Balranald Coach Stop, Market St
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Other operators
Taxi from Swan Hill to Balranald
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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

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There are four+ 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 20m and costs $18.

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