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

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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 Sea Lake - Melbourne Via Charlton & Bendigo / ...

$12 - $24

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Train, bus  •  4 h 15 min

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

$13 - $24

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Charlton 153.4 miles

$21 - $35

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Charlton without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 15 min and costs .

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

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

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Melbourne to Charlton bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Travellers Rest/John Curtin Dr station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Charlton is 245 km. It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to drive from Melbourne to Charlton.

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There are one+ hotels available in Charlton. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Charlton.
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  • Distance: 139.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

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 Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bendigo Station/Railway Pl
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.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
$6 - $10
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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