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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Bordertown Overland

$55 - $75

Cheapest option

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

4 alternative options

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

$43 - $53

Drive  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Bordertown 284.7 miles

$40 - $60

Fly to Mount Gambier, bus  •  6 h 58 min

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

$174 - $353

Fly to Adelaide, train  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Adelaide (ADL) MEL - ADL
  2. Take the train from Adelaide to Bordertown

$104 - $299

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Bordertown is to bus which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Bordertown is to drive which costs $55 - $80 and takes 5 h 9 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 train from Southern Cross to Bordertown takes 6 h 14 min including transfers and departs twice a week.

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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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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
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
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
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
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
$59
Rail Saver
$68 - $73
Red Service
$69 - $74
Red Premium
$95 - $105
Train from Adelaide to Bordertown
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$59
Rail Saver
$53 - $56
Red Service
$43 - $47
Red Premium
$60 - $65
Bus operators
V-Line
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
6 times a week
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
Website
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Mount Gambier to Bordertown
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au

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