There are 8 ways to get from Melbourne to Bathurst by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Orange, bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Orange (OAG) MEB - OAG
  2. Take the bus from Lucknow Coach Stop, Mitchell Hwy to Howick St At William St

$75 - $227

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra 622 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Bathurst Station, Coach Bay 793

$61 - $164

6 alternative options

Fly Melbourne to Sydney, train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Sydney (SYD) MEL - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Bathurst Station

$97 - $290

Bus to Avalon, fly to Sydney, train  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Skybus Coach Terminal/Melbourne to Avalon Airport
  2. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Sydney (SYD) AVV - SYD
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Bathurst Station

$85 - $273

Train, bus via Albury  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Albury
  2. Take the train from Albury to Cootamundra 622 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Bathurst Station, Coach Bay 793

$65 - $168

Bus  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
  2. Take the bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 724
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Bathurst Station, Coach Bay 793

$66 - $85

Train  •  15 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Bathurst Station 427 / ...

$84 - $206

Drive  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Bathurst 478.4 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Bathurst is to bus which costs $90 - $120 and takes 13 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Bathurst is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 20 min and costs $100 - $310.

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The distance between Melbourne and Bathurst is 643 km. The road distance is 765 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Melbourne to Bathurst, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Bathurst. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Bathurst Station, Coach Bay via Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St and Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Bathurst. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Bathurst Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 41 min.

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Bathurst via Gundagai, Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St, and Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay in around 13 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Bathurst via Central Station in around 15 h 41 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Orange
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Bathurst Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$22 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $45
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$35 - $55
First
$55 - $70
Sleeper
$120 - $140
Train from Albury to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $110
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$23 - $30
First
$30 - $45
Sleeper
$95 - $110
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $180
V-Line
Bus operators
Orange Buslines
Website
buslinesgroup.com.au
Bus from Lucknow Coach Stop, Mitchell Hwy to Howick St At William St
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
buslinesgroup.com.au
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Skybus Coach Terminal/Melbourne to Avalon Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
skybus.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Bathurst Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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