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

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Train  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Colac Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Colac & Geelong

$9 - $14

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Night bus, bus  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Geelong Geelong / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geelong to Colac Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Colac & Geelong

$10 - $15

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Drive  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Colac 94.3 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Colac is to train which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Colac is to drive which costs $18 - $28 and takes 1 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Colac. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Colac via Geelong. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Colac. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 12 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Colac is 134 km. The road distance is 150.9 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Colac without a car is to train which takes 2 h 12 min and costs $13 - $20.

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The train from Southern Cross to Colac takes 2 h 12 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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Melbourne to Colac train services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross station.

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Melbourne to Colac bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Colac station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Colac.
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  • Distance: 83.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 12 min

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

V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Colac 4 times a day. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 12 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.

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Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Colac
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
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
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Geelong
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Geelong to Colac
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Melbourne to Colac train services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Colac station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Colac is 151 km. It takes approximately 1 h 46 min to drive from Melbourne to Colac.

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There are 21+ hotels available in Colac. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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