There are 2 ways to get from Melbourne to Colac by train 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

$10 - $14

1 alternative option

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 - $27 and takes 1 h 46 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 train services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross station.

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Melbourne to Colac train 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 $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 12 min.

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V-Line

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