There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to Cobar by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  15 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra 622 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 791
  3. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Cobar Coach Stop, Marshall St 589

$84 - $203

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Bus, train  •  17 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Wagga Wagga
  2. Take the train from Wagga Wagga to Cootamundra 622 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 791
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Cobar Coach Stop, Marshall St 589

$100 - $210

Train, bus via Central Station  •  23 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Dubbo Station 427
  3. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Cobar Coach Stop, Marshall St 589

$123 - $269

Night bus, bus  •  20 h 34 min

  1. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Mildura
  2. Take the bus from Mildura to Broken Hill
  3. Take the bus from Broken Hill Coach Stop to Cobar Coach Stop, Marshall St 590

$132 - $167

Drive  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Cobar 506.8 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Melbourne to Dubbo, bus  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Dubbo (DBO) MEL - DBO
  2. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Cobar Coach Stop, Marshall St

$266 - $287

Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Orange, train, bus  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Orange (OAG) MEB - OAG
  2. Take the train from Orange Station to Dubbo Station
  3. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Cobar Coach Stop, Marshall St

$113 - $287

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Cobar is to drive which costs $95 - $150 and takes 9 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Cobar is to fly and bus which costs $360 - $400 and takes 9 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Cobar. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Cobar Coach Stop, Marshall St via Mildura and Broken Hill Coach Stop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 34 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Cobar is 707 km. The road distance is 810.9 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Cobar without a car is to train and bus which takes 15 h 17 min and costs $110 - $280.

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It takes approximately 15 h 17 min to get from Melbourne to Cobar, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Dubbo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Melbourne to Cobar bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Cobar Coach Stop, Marshall St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Cobar is 811 km. It takes approximately 9 h 27 min to drive from Melbourne to Cobar.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Cobar.
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  • Distance: 441.7 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 17 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Cobar, NSW, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Melbourne to Cobar. However, you can take the train to Cootamundra, take the walk to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay, take the bus to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay, then take the bus to Cobar Coach Stop, Marshall St. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Melbourne to Cobar via Wagga Wagga, Cootamundra, Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay, and Dubbo Station, Coach Bay in around 17 h 20 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Albury, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $700
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Wagga Wagga, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $700
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Orange
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$35 - $50
First
$50 - $70
Sleeper
$120 - $140
Train from Wagga Wagga to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $95
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$16 - $21
First
$22 - $29
Sleeper
$85 - $95
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Dubbo Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$60 - $90
Train from Orange Station to Dubbo Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$13 - $19
1st Class
$18 - $27
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Cobar Coach Stop, Marshall St
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Broken Hill Coach Stop to Cobar Coach Stop, Marshall St
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Wagga Wagga
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Mildura
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Buses R Us
Phone
(08) 8285 6900
Email
enquiries@busesrus.com.au
Website
lee925.wixsite.com
Bus from Mildura to Broken Hill
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
lee925.wixsite.com

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Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Dubbo Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Cobar. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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

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