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

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Train, bus  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat Ballarat - Melbourne Via Melton / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Wathen St/Henty St Mt Gambier - Melbourne Via Hamilton & Ballarat

$22 - $32

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Bus  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Ballarat Fe80
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Wathen St/Henty St Mt Gambier - Melbourne Via Hamilton & Ballarat

$48 - $61

Drive  •  4h 12m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Casterton 222.6 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Melbourne to Mount Gambier, bus  •  4h 26m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Mount Gambier (MGB) MEL - MGB
  2. Take the bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Casterton Memorial Hospital/Russell St

$147 - $313

Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Warrnambool, bus  •  6h 22m

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Warrnambool (WMB) MEB - WMB
  2. Take the bus from Warrnambool to Wathen St/Henty St

$57 - $253

Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Portland, bus  •  17h 21m

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Portland (PTJ) MEB - PTJ
  2. Take the bus from Henty Street Bus Interchange/Henty St to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East
  3. Take the bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Wathen St/Henty St

$64 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Casterton is to train and bus which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Casterton is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 4h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Casterton. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Wathen St/Henty St via Ballarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h.

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The distance between Melbourne and Casterton is 314 km. The road distance is 356.2 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Casterton without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 31m and costs $30 - $45.

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It takes approximately 5h 31m to get from Melbourne to Casterton, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Mount Gambier Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Melbourne to Casterton bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Wathen St/Henty St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Casterton is 356 km. It takes approximately 4h 12m to drive from Melbourne to Casterton.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Casterton.
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  • Distance: 196.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 31m

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Casterton via Ballarat in around 6h.

Airlines
Sharp Aviation
Website
sharpairlines.com
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Portland via Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $230
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Gambier
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
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 Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
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 Ballarat to Wathen St/Henty St
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Casterton Memorial Hospital/Russell St
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Warrnambool to Wathen St/Henty St
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Henty Street Bus Interchange/Henty St to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Wathen St/Henty St
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Regional Express offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Mount Gambier Airport.

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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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