There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Coober Pedy by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Coober Pedy (CPD) MEL - CPD

$216 - $580

Cheapest option

Bus  •  24 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Adelaide Fe70
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Coober Pedy Gx580

$114 - $181

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  22 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Adelaide Overland
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Coober Pedy Gx580

$132 - $243

Bus via 85 Franklin St  •  24 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to 85 Franklin St Melbourne - Adelaide Via Bendigo & Nhill
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Coober Pedy Gx580

$126 - $206

Train Great Southern Rail - The Ghan, bus  •  32 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Adelaide
  2. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Marla
  3. Take the bus from Marla to Coober Pedy

$338 - $700

Drive  •  16 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Coober Pedy 981.4 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Coober Pedy is to bus which costs $150 - $250 and takes 24 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Coober Pedy is to fly which costs $290 - $800 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Coober Pedy is 1360 km. The road distance is 1570.2 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Melbourne to Coober Pedy, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Coober Pedy. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Coober Pedy via Adelaide. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 5 min.

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What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Coober Pedy, SA, Australia?

Tigerair Australia, Regional Express and three other airlines fly from Melbourne to Coober Pedy twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Coober Pedy via 85 Franklin St and Adelaide in around 24 h 5 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Coober Pedy via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne to Coober Pedy via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Train operators
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$59
Rail Saver
$88 - $94
Red Service
$100 - $110
Red Premium
$140 - $150
Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Marla
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$263
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$483
Low Gold Single Cabin
$542
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$642
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Coober Pedy
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
Bus from Marla to Coober Pedy
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$19 - $28
Flexifare
$29 - $40
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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