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There are 8 ways to get from Melbourne to Bowral by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Melbourne to Sydney, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Sydney (SYD) MEL - SYD
  2. Take the train from International Airport Station to Campbelltown Station
  3. Take the train from Campbelltown Station to Bowral Station

$83 - $267

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Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Wollongong, bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Wollongong (WOL) MEB - WOL
  2. Take the bus from Albion Park Station, Coach Bay to Bowral Station, Coach Bay

$35 - $131

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Fly Avalon to Sydney, train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Sydney (SYD) AVV - SYD
  2. Take the train from International Airport Station to Campbelltown Station
  3. Take the train from Campbelltown Station to Bowral Station

$68 - $250

Fly Melbourne to Canberra, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR) MEL - CBR
  2. Take the train from Canberra Station to Bowral Station

$92 - $303

Train  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Moss Vale 624 / ...

$54 - $155

Bus  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Goulburn Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Goulburn Station, Coach Stop to Leighton Gardens, Argyle St 855 / ...

$50 - $67

Bus, train  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra Gx322 / ...
  2. Take the train from Canberra Station to Bowral Station 636 / ...

$72 - $121

Drive  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Bowral 466.8 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Bowral is to bus which costs $70 - $95 and takes 11 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Bowral is to fly and train which costs $110 - $380 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Bowral. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Bowral St Opp Holmhale St via Goulburn Station, Coach Stop and Leighton Gardens, Argyle St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Bowral station. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Bowral Station via Moss Vale Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 14 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Bowral is 614 km. The road distance is 746.9 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Bowral without a car is to train which takes 10 h 14 min and costs $75 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Melbourne to Bowral, including transfers.

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

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Melbourne to Bowral train services, operated by XPT, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Bowral is to train which takes 10 h 14 min and costs $75 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $95 and takes 11 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Bowral.
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  • Distance: 383.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

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

XPT operates a train from Melbourne to Bowral twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $160 and the journey takes 9 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Bowral via Goulburn Station, Coach Stop and Leighton Gardens, Argyle St in around 11 h 34 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney via Canberra
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
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 Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Wollongong
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $120
Train operators
Sydney Trains
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Campbelltown Station to Bowral Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Canberra Station to Bowral Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$17 - $26
1st Class
$24 - $35
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Moss Vale
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $160
Book at
transportnsw.info
Economy
$50 - $70
First
$70 - $95
Sleeper
$130 - $160
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Albion Park Station, Coach Bay to Bowral Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Sloane St Opp Goulburn Station to Moss Vale Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Goulburn
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Goulburn Station, Coach Stop to Leighton Gardens, Argyle St
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Book at
Murrays Coaches
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 Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $95

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Melbourne to Bowral bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, arrive at Leighton Gardens, Argyle St station.

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Melbourne to Bowral train services, operated by XPT, arrive at Moss Vale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Bowral is 747 km. It takes approximately 7 h 46 min to drive from Melbourne to Bowral.

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Jetstar, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 61+ hotels available in Bowral. Prices start at $88 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 $18.

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