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There are 3 ways to get from Melbourne to Buchan Caves by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale Bairnsdale - Melbourne Via Sale & Traralgon
  2. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to Lousadas Rd/Buchan - Buchan Rd 12

$20 - $27

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bairnsdale Melbourne - Bairnsdale Via Traralgon & Sale
  2. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to Lousadas Rd/Buchan - Buchan Rd 12

$21 - $29

Drive  •  4h 18m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Buchan Caves 222.2 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Buchan Caves is to train and bus which costs $27 - $40 and takes 6h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Buchan Caves is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 4h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Buchan Caves. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Lousadas Rd/Buchan - Buchan Rd via Bairnsdale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 57m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Buchan Caves is 284 km. The road distance is 355.5 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Buchan Caves without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 51m and costs $27 - $40.

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It takes approximately 6h 51m to get from Melbourne to Buchan Caves, including transfers.

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

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Melbourne to Buchan Caves bus services, operated by PTV Regional Transit, arrive at Lousadas Rd/Buchan - Buchan Rd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Buchan Caves is 355 km. It takes approximately 4h 18m to drive from Melbourne to Buchan Caves.

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There are two+ hotels available in Buchan Caves. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Buchan Caves.
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  • Distance: 177.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 51m

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Buchan Caves, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Buchan Caves via Bairnsdale and Lousadas Rd/Buchan - Buchan Rd in around 6h 57m.

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 Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus operators
PTV Regional Transit
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Bairnsdale to Lousadas Rd/Buchan - Buchan Rd
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Public Transport Victoria
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 Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/

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