There are 3 ways to get from Melbourne to Benalla by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Benalla Albury - Melbourne Via Seymour / ...

$12 - $110

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Euroa Fe31
  2. Take the bus from McGuinness St/Railway St to Benalla Melbourne - Albury Via Seymour

$37 - $45

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Benalla 123.4 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Benalla is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 2 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Benalla is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 2 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Benalla. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Benalla via McGuinness St/Railway St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Benalla. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Benalla is 167 km. The road distance is 197.4 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Benalla without a car is to train which takes 2 h 23 min and costs $17 - $150.

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The train from Southern Cross to Benalla takes 2 h 23 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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Melbourne to Benalla train services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Benalla is to train which takes 2 h 23 min and costs $17 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $65 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Benalla.
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  • Distance: 104.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 23 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Benalla, VIC, Australia?

V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Benalla 3 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 2 h 23 min. XPT also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Benalla via Euroa and McGuinness St/Railway St in around 3 h 41 min.

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.

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Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Benalla
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Benalla
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $110
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$21 - $28
First
$30 - $40
Sleeper
$90 - $105
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Euroa
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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 McGuinness St/Railway St to Benalla
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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