There are 8 ways to get from Melbourne to Batemans Bay by plane, bus, night bus, train or car

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Fly Melbourne to Moruya  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Moruya (MYA) MEL - MYA

$248 - $483

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Train, bus  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale Bairnsdale - Melbourne Via Sale & Traralgon
  2. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to Orient St Batemans Bay - Melbourne Via Bairnsdale

$48 - $70

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Fly Melbourne to Canberra, bus  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR) MEL - CBR
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Batemans Bay

$94 - $308

Fly Essendon Airport to Merimbula Airport, night bus  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the plane from Essendon Airport to Merimbula Airport
  2. Take the night bus from Merimbula Coach Stop, Park St to Promenade Plaza, Orient St

$161 - $174

Fly Melbourne to Merimbula, night bus  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Merimbula (MIM) MEL - MIM
  2. Take the night bus from Merimbula Coach Stop, Park St to Promenade Plaza, Orient St

$165 - $412

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  11 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra Gx322 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Batemans Bay

$75 - $128

Bus V-Line  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale Melbourne - Bairnsdale Via Traralgon & Sale
  2. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to Orient St Batemans Bay - Melbourne Via Bairnsdale

$49 - $72

Drive  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Batemans Bay 491.9 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Batemans Bay is to train and bus which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Batemans Bay is to fly which costs $340 - $700 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Batemans Bay. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Batemans Bay via Canberra. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 49 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Batemans Bay is 520 km. The road distance is 787.1 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Batemans Bay without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 49 min and costs $100 - $180.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Melbourne to Batemans Bay, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Batemans Bay bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Melbourne station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Batemans Bay is to fly which takes 4 h 57 min and costs $340 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $180 and takes 11 h 49 min.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Moruya Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Melbourne to Batemans Bay bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, arrive at Batemans Bay station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Batemans Bay is 787 km. It takes approximately 8 h 37 min to drive from Melbourne to Batemans Bay.

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

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Batemans Bay.
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  • Distance: 325.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

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

Regional Express, Qantas and three other airlines fly from Melbourne to Batemans Bay every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Batemans Bay via Canberra in around 11 h 49 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Moruya via Albury, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Melbourne to Moruya via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Melbourne to Moruya via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Moruya via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Moruya via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Moruya via Sydney, Merimbula
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Merimbula
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
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 Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Batemans Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Night bus from Merimbula Coach Stop, Park St to Promenade Plaza, Orient St
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
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
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Bairnsdale to Orient St
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Other operators
Free Spirit Airlines
Website
freespiritairlines.com.au
Plane from Essendon Airport to Merimbula Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$116
Schedules at
freespiritairlines.com.au

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