There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Bordertown by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Bordertown Overland

$55 - $75

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Bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Sweetie's Bakery/North Tce Melbourne - Adelaide Via Bendigo & Nhill

$35 - $50

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Bus Firefly Express  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Nhill Fe70
  2. Take the bus from Information Centre/Western Hwy to Sweetie's Bakery/North Tce Melbourne - Adelaide Via Bendigo & Nhill

$42 - $51

Drive  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Bordertown 284.7 miles

$40 - $60

Fly, bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Mount Gambier (MGB) MEL - MGB
  2. Take the bus from Mount Gambier to Bordertown

$173 - $352

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Sweetie's Bakery/North Tce. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Bordertown. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 14 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Bordertown is 408 km. The road distance is 455.5 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Bordertown without a car is to train which takes 6 h 14 min and costs .

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The train from Southern Cross to Bordertown takes 6 h 14 min including transfers and departs twice a week.

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

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Melbourne to Bordertown train services, operated by PTV Overland, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Bordertown is to train which takes 6 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Mount Gambier Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Melbourne to Bordertown bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Sweetie's Bakery/North Tce station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Bordertown.
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  • Distance: 254.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 14 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Bordertown, SA, Australia?

PTV Overland operates a train from Melbourne to Bordertown twice a week. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 6 h 14 min. Alternatively, V-Line operates a bus from Melbourne to Bordertown once a week. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Gambier
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Train operators
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Bordertown
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$66 - $70
Red Service
$67 - $72
Red Premium
$90 - $100
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 Sweetie's Bakery/North Tce
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Information Centre/Western Hwy to Sweetie's Bakery/North Tce
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Nhill
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Premier Stateliner
Phone
1300 851 345
Email
reservations@premierstateliner.com.au
Website
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Mount Gambier to Bordertown
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au

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Bordertown is 30 min behind Melbourne. It is currently 1:57 AM in Melbourne and 1:27 AM in Bordertown.

Melbourne to Bordertown train services, operated by PTV Overland, arrive at Bordertown station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Bordertown is 456 km. It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to drive from Melbourne to Bordertown.

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Regional Express offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Mount Gambier Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Bordertown. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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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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