There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Charlton by train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Bendigo Bendigo - Melbourne Via Sunbury / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bendigo Station/Railway Pl to Travellers Rest/John Curtin Dr Melbourne - Sea Lake Via Bendigo & Charlton / ...

$13 - $25

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bendigo Station/Railway Pl Melbourne - Adelaide Via Bendigo & Nhill
  2. Take the bus from Bendigo Station/Railway Pl to Travellers Rest/John Curtin Dr Melbourne - Sea Lake Via Bendigo & Charlton / ...

$13 - $24

2 alternative options

Bus Bendigo Airport Service  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport to Bendigo
  2. Take the bus from Bendigo Station/Railway Pl to Travellers Rest/John Curtin Dr Melbourne - Sea Lake Via Bendigo & Charlton / ...

$37 - $58

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Charlton 153.4 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Charlton is to bus which costs $17 - $35 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Charlton is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Charlton is 224 km. The road distance is 245.4 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Melbourne to Charlton, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Travellers Rest/John Curtin Dr via Bendigo Station/Railway Pl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Charlton via Bendigo Station/Railway Pl in around 4 h 15 min.

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 Bendigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.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 Bendigo Station/Railway Pl to Travellers Rest/John Curtin Dr
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
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
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Bendigo Station/Railway Pl to Travellers Rest/John Curtin Dr
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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