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

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

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Broken Hill (BHQ) MEL - BHQ

$236 - $879

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  17 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra 622 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Parkes Station, Coach Bay 791
  3. Take the train from Parkes Station to Broken Hill Station 445

$121 - $255

4 alternative options

Train  •  21 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Adelaide Overland
  2. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Broken Hill Indian Pacific

$180 - $402

Bus  •  23 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
  2. Take the bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 724
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 791
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Broken Hill Town Coach Stop 589

$125 - $172

Bus, train  •  23 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to 85 Franklin St Melbourne - Adelaide Via Bendigo & Nhill
  2. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Broken Hill Indian Pacific

$180 - $371

Drive  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Broken Hill 522.5 miles

$70 - $110

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

Regional Express, Qantas and two other airlines fly from Melbourne to Broken Hill every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Broken Hill via Adelaide and Adelaide Parklands in around 21 h 25 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Broken Hill via Mildura
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Melbourne to Broken Hill via Albury, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Melbourne to Broken Hill via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Broken Hill via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $55
First
$55 - $75
Sleeper
$120 - $140
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Parkes Station to Broken Hill Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$65 - $95
1st Class
$90 - $140
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$60
Rail Saver
$90 - $96
Red Service
$105 - $115
Red Premium
$140 - $155
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Broken Hill
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$129
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$210 - $280
Low Gold Single Cabin
$220 - $290
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$260 - $350
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Parkes Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Broken Hill Town Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne and Broken Hill is 725 km. The road distance is 836 km.

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Broken Hill is to drive which costs $95 - $150 and takes 9 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Broken Hill is to fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs $310 - $1,200.

No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Broken Hill. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Broken Hill via Adelaide Parklands. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 25 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Broken Hill. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Broken Hill Town Coach Stop via Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St, Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay and Dubbo Station, Coach Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 17 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Melbourne to Broken Hill, including transfers.