There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Coober Pedy by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  5 h 44 min

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

$216 - $579

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Bus  •  24 h 5 min

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

$112 - $169

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Train, bus  •  22 h 44 min

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

$129 - $229

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

$123 - $193

Drive  •  16 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Coober Pedy 981.4 miles

$140 - $210

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Coober Pedy without a car is to train and bus which takes 22 h 44 min and costs .

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

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Coober Pedy is to fly which takes 5 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 24 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Coober Pedy Airport. The quickest flight takes 10 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Melbourne to Coober Pedy bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Coober Pedy station.

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Coober Pedy is 30 min behind Melbourne. It is currently 3:40 PM in Melbourne and 3:10 PM in Coober Pedy.

Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Coober Pedy is 1570 km. It takes approximately 16 h 46 min to drive from Melbourne to Coober Pedy.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Coober Pedy.
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  • Distance: 850.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 44 min

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 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne to Coober Pedy via Kingscote, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
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
$57
Rail Saver
$85 - $90
Red Service
$100 - $110
Red Premium
$135 - $145
Bus operators
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 Adelaide to Coober Pedy
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $100
Flexifare
$85 - $120
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 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Tigerair Australia, Jetstar, Qantas and Regional Express offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Coober Pedy Airport.

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There are 27+ hotels available in Coober Pedy. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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