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There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to Bundaberg by plane, bus, train 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.

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Fly to Bundaberg  •  7h

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Bundaberg (BDB) MEL - BDB

$204 - $345

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Bus  •  38h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Bundaberg

$138 - $341

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Fly to Hervey Bay, bus  •  8h 53m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Hervey Bay (HVB) MEL - HVB
  2. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Palace Hostel to Bundaberg

$230 - $429

Fly to Gladstone, train  •  8h 15m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Gladstone (GLT) MEL - GLT
  2. Take the train from Gladstone to Bundaberg

$205 - $459

Train  •  31h 50m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Bundaberg

$190 - $360

Bus, train  •  36h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Parramatta
  2. Take the bus from Hornsby to Brisbane
  3. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Bundaberg

$150 - $250

Drive  •  23h 13m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Bundaberg 1192.2 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Bundaberg is to bus which costs $190 - $480 and takes 38h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Bundaberg is to fly which costs $280 - $490 and takes 7h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Bundaberg. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Bundaberg via Sydney and Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Bundaberg. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Bundaberg via Central Station and Brisbane Roma Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 50m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Bundaberg is 1600 km. The road distance is 1907.5 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Bundaberg without a car is to train which takes 31h 50m and costs $260 - $550.

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It takes approximately 7h to get from Melbourne to Bundaberg, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Bundaberg is to fly which takes 7h and costs $280 - $490. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $260 - $550 and takes 31h 50m, you could also bus, which costs $190 - $480 and takes 38h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Bundaberg.
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  • Distance: 1000 miles
  • Duration: 7h

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Bundaberg, QLD, Australia?

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly from Melbourne to Bundaberg hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Bundaberg via Central Station, Brisbane, and Brisbane Roma Street in around 31h 50m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Bundaberg via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $460
Flights from Melbourne to Bundaberg via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $460
Flights from Melbourne to Bundaberg via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $460
Flights from Melbourne to Bundaberg via Adelaide, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $460
Flights from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $490
Flights from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $490
Flights from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $490
Flights from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Adelaide, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $490
Flights from Melbourne to Gladstone via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Gladstone via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Gladstone via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $470
Flights from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Hobart, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $470
Flights from Melbourne to Gladstone via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Gladstone to Bundaberg
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Bundaberg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Book at
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Bus operators
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 Hervey Bay - Palace Hostel to Bundaberg
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $24
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Bus from Brisbane to Bundaberg
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$30 - $50
Flexifare
$45 - $65
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Parramatta
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Hornsby to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Bundaberg
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Premier Motor Service

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Bundaberg Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m and has one stopover.

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Melbourne to Bundaberg bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Bundaberg station.

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Bundaberg is 1h behind Melbourne. It is currently 5:15 AM in Melbourne and 4:15 AM in Bundaberg.

Melbourne to Bundaberg train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Bundaberg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Bundaberg is 1907 km. It takes approximately 23h 13m to drive from Melbourne to Bundaberg.

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Qantas offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Bundaberg Airport.

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There are 61+ hotels available in Bundaberg. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $18.

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