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

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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

$74 - $226

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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

$58 - $158

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Fly Melbourne to Sydney, train  •  7 h 34 min

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

$97 - $290

Fly Avalon to Sydney, train  •  8 h 4 min

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

$82 - $273

Bus  •  12 h 50 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

$63 - $82

Bus, train  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Central Station Gx323 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Bathurst Station 427 / ...

$92 - $152

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 / ...

$82 - $200

Drive  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Bathurst 478.4 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Bathurst is to bus which costs $85 - $120 and takes 12 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Bathurst is to fly and bus which costs $100 - $320 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Bathurst station. 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 12 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Bathurst station. 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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The distance between Melbourne and Bathurst is 643 km. The road distance is 765.4 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Bathurst without a car is to train and bus which takes 10 h 45 min and costs $80 - $230.

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

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Melbourne to Bathurst bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Melbourne station.

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Melbourne to Bathurst train services, operated by XPT, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Bathurst is to bus which takes 12 h 50 min and costs $85 - $120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $290 and takes 15 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Bathurst.
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  • Distance: 401.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Bathurst via Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St and Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay in around 12 h 50 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, Tuesday, Thursday and 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
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$35 - $50
First
$50 - $70
Sleeper
$110 - $130
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Bus operators
Orange Buslines
Phone
02 9747 7000
Email
info@buslinesgroup.com.au
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
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
$20 - $29
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 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.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 Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $100
Flexifare
$85 - $120

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport to Orange Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Melbourne to Bathurst bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Bathurst Station, Coach Bay.

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Melbourne to Bathurst train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Bathurst Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Bathurst is 765 km. It takes approximately 8 h 22 min to drive from Melbourne to Bathurst.

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VivaColombia offers flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport to Orange Airport.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Bathurst. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport is to line 59 tram which takes 37 min and costs $5.

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