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

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Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 11 min

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

$235 - $878

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  12 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Swan Hill
  2. Take the bus from Swan Hill to Mildura
  3. Take the bus from Mildura to Broken Hill

$100 - $116

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Bus  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bendigo Station/Railway Pl
  2. Take the bus from Bendigo Station/Railway Pl to Mildura
  3. Take the bus from Mildura to Broken Hill

$101 - $117

Bus via Horsham  •  16 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Horsham
  2. Take the bus from Coach Terminal/24 Roberts Ave to Mildura
  3. Take the bus from Mildura to Broken Hill

$104 - $112

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

$178 - $389

Drive  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Broken Hill 522.5 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Broken Hill is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 9 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Broken Hill is to fly which costs $320 - $1,200 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Broken Hill. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Broken Hill via Bendigo Station/Railway Pl and Mildura. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 7 min.

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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.

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Broken Hill without a car is to train and bus which takes 12 h 46 min and costs $130 - $160.

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Broken Hill is to fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs $320 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $160 and takes 13 h 7 min, you could also train, which costs $240 - $550 and takes 21 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Broken Hill Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Melbourne to Broken Hill bus services, operated by Buses R Us, arrive at Broken Hill station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Broken Hill.
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  • Distance: 453 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 min

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

Regional Express, Qantas and three other airlines fly from Melbourne to Broken Hill every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Broken Hill via Bendigo Station/Railway Pl and Mildura in around 13 h 7 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Broken Hill via Mildura
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, 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
3 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
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 Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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
$55 - $110
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$59
Rail Saver
$87 - $93
Red Service
$100 - $110
Red Premium
$135 - $150
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 - $280
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$125
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$200 - $270
Low Gold Single Cabin
$210 - $280
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$250 - $340
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 Swan Hill to Mildura
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bendigo Station/Railway Pl
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Bendigo Station/Railway Pl to Mildura
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Buses R Us
Phone
(08) 8285 6900
Email
enquiries@busesrus.com.au
Website
lee925.wixsite.com
Bus from Mildura to Broken Hill
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$63
Schedules at
lee925.wixsite.com
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Horsham
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Coach Terminal/24 Roberts Ave to Mildura
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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