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

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Bus  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bendigo Station/Railway Pl Melbourne - Adelaide Via Bendigo & Nhill

$10 - $14

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Train  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Bendigo Melbourne - Bendigo Via Sunbury / ...

$10 - $15

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Bendigo 94.5 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Bendigo is to bus which costs $14 - $20 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Bendigo is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 1 h 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Bendigo Station/Railway Pl station. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Bendigo. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Bendigo is 132 km. The road distance is 151.2 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Bendigo without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 50 min and costs $14 - $20.

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The bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bendigo Station/Railway Pl takes 1 h 50 min including transfers and departs once a week.

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

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Bendigo is to bus which takes 1 h 50 min and costs $14 - $20. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $14 - $21 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Bendigo.
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  • Distance: 82.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 50 min

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

V-Line operates a bus from Melbourne to Bendigo once a week. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 1 h 50 min. Alternatively, V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Bendigo hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 1 h 50 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 Bendigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.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 Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bendigo Station/Railway Pl
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Melbourne to Bendigo bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Bendigo Station/Railway Pl.

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Melbourne to Bendigo train services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Bendigo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Bendigo is 151 km. It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to drive from Melbourne to Bendigo.

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There are 92+ hotels available in Bendigo. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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