There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Bright by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta Albury - Melbourne Via Seymour / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St Melbourne - Mount Beauty Via Bright

$22 - $119

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Glenrowan Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St Melbourne - Mount Beauty Via Bright

$43 - $54

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Bright 195.1 miles

$27 - $40

Fly, bus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Albury (ABX) MEL - ABX
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Ford St/Camp St
  3. Take the bus from Ford St/Camp St to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St

$119 - $406

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Bright is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Bright is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Bright is 214 km. The road distance is 312.1 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Melbourne to Bright, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Bright. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Alpine Hotel/Anderson St via Ned Kelly Statue/Kate St and Wangaratta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Bright via Glenrowan, Ned Kelly Statue/Kate St, and Wangaratta in around 6 h 30 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Albury
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
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 Southern Cross to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $110
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$24 - $35
First
$30 - $45
Sleeper
$95 - $110
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 Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ford St/Camp St to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Glenrowan
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Albury to Ford St/Camp St
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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