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There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4h 25m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) MEL - CFS

$80 - $366

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Bus  •  20h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Coffs Harbour Gx244 / ...

$83 - $131

Train  •  21h 53m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Urunga Station 33 / ...

$135 - $280

Train, bus  •  23h 28m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Wodonga
  2. Take the bus from Wodonga to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
  3. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  4. Take the bus from Chatswood to Coffs Harbour

$122 - $186

Drive  •  14h 31m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour 856 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour is to bus which costs $110 - $190 and takes 20h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour is to fly which costs $110 - $550 and takes 4h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Coffs Harbour via Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 50m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Coffs Harbour is 1123 km. The road distance is 1369.6 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour without a car is to bus which takes 20h 50m and costs $110 - $190.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Coffs Harbour bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Melbourne station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour is to fly which takes 4h 25m and costs $110 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $190 and takes 20h 50m, you could also train, which costs $190 - $400 and takes 21h 53m.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Coffs Harbour Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Melbourne to Coffs Harbour bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Coffs Harbour station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour.
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  • Distance: 701.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 25m

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

Tigerair Australia, Qantas and Virgin Australia fly from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney in around 20h 50m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
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transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Urunga Station
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$50 - $80
1st Class
$70 - $110
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 Wodonga
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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 Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$40 - $65
Flexifare
$55 - $80
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Chatswood to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
Premier Motor Service
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 Wodonga to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
Murrays Coaches

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Coffs Harbour is 1370 km. It takes approximately 14h 31m to drive from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour.

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Virgin Australia, Tigerair Australia and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Coffs Harbour Airport.

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There are 201+ hotels available in Coffs Harbour. Prices start at $78 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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