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

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Fly from Melbourne, bus  •  9h 12m

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

$265 - $281

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Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt, bus  •  8h 18m

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

$73 - $196

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Train, bus  •  15h 17m

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

$82 - $194

Bus, train  •  16h 32m

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

$91 - $223

Bus  •  20h 18m

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

$130 - $160

Train, bus via Central Station  •  23h 4m

  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, Bay 1 to Cobar Coach Stop, Marshall St 589

$121 - $260

Drive  •  9h 27m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Cobar 506.8 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Cobar is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 9h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Cobar is to fly and bus which costs $100 - $280 and takes 8h 18m.

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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 Kerang, Mildura and Broken Hill Town Coach Stop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 18m.

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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 15h 17m and costs $110 - $280.

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It takes approximately 9h 12m 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 3h 15m 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 9h 27m 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: 9h 12m

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Cobar via Kerang, Mildura, Broken Hill, and Broken Hill Town Coach Stop in around 20h 18m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Albury, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$380 - $700
Fly Corporate
Website
flycorporate.com.au
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Train operators
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Book at
transportnsw.info
Economy
$35 - $50
First
$50 - $70
Sleeper
$110 - $130
Train from Albury to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $110
Book at
transportnsw.info
Economy
$22 - $29
First
$30 - $40
Sleeper
$90 - $105
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Book at
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Dubbo Station
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Cobar Coach Stop, Marshall St
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Bay 1
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Broken Hill Town Coach Stop to Cobar Coach Stop, Marshall St
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Albury
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$25 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $50
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Albury station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Kerang
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Kerang to Mildura
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
https://www.vline.com.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
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$61
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 four+ 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 20m and costs $18.

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