There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Castlemaine by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Castlemaine Melbourne - Bendigo Via Sunbury / ...

$8 - $12

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport to Castlemaine

$35 - $48

Night bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Castlemaine Melbourne - Bendigo Via Sunbury / ...

$10 - $14

Drive  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Castlemaine 75.4 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Castlemaine is to train which costs $11 - $16 and takes 1 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Castlemaine is to drive which takes 1 h 23 min and costs $14 - $21.

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The distance between Melbourne and Castlemaine is 106 km. The road distance is 121 km.

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The train from Southern Cross to Castlemaine takes 1 h 26 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Castlemaine. This bus operates Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Castlemaine. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 26 min.

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

V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Castlemaine hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 26 min. Alternatively, Bendigo Airport Service operates a bus from Melbourne to Castlemaine every 4 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min.

Train operators
V-Line
Bus operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Castlemaine
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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