There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Bombala by plane, taxi, bus, train or car

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Fly Melbourne to Merimbula, taxi  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Merimbula (MIM) MEL - MIM
  2. Take a taxi from Merimbula to Bombala

$273 - $543

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Train, bus  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale Bairnsdale - Melbourne Via Sale & Traralgon
  2. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to War Memorial/Monaro Hwy Canberra Via Bairnsdale / ...

$34 - $49

4 alternative options

Fly Essendon Airport to Merimbula Airport, taxi  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the plane from Essendon Airport to Merimbula Airport
  2. Take a taxi from Merimbula Airport to Bombala

$259 - $292

Fly Melbourne to Canberra, bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR) MEL - CBR
  2. Take the bus from Canberra Airport to Cooma
  3. Take the bus from Centennial Park/Bombala St to War Memorial/Monaro Hwy

$87 - $304

Bus  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bairnsdale Bairnsdale - Melbourne Via Sale & Traralgon
  2. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to War Memorial/Monaro Hwy Canberra Via Bairnsdale / ...

$35 - $50

Drive  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Bombala 331.7 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Bombala. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at War Memorial/Monaro Hwy via Bairnsdale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 43 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Bombala is 391 km. The road distance is 530.7 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Bombala without a car is to train and bus which takes 8 h 38 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Melbourne to Bombala, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Merimbula Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Melbourne to Bombala bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at War Memorial/Monaro Hwy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Bombala is 531 km. It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to drive from Melbourne to Bombala.

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Regional Express offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Merimbula Airport.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Bombala.
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  • Distance: 244.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Bombala via Bairnsdale in around 8 h 43 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Merimbula
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
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
$17 - $25
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
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 Canberra Airport to Cooma
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $23
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 Centennial Park/Bombala St to War Memorial/Monaro Hwy
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Bairnsdale to War Memorial/Monaro Hwy
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
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
$114
Schedules at
freespiritairlines.com.au
Taxi from Merimbula to Bombala
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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