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

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Fly to Coober Pedy  •  5h 49m

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

$347 - $1,230

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Bus  •  22h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Adelaide Fe80 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Coober Pedy Gx580

$107 - $185

4 alternative options

Fly to Olympic Dam, drive  •  10h 22m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Olympic Dam (OLP) MEL - OLP
  2. Drive from Olympic Dam to Coober Pedy

$128 - $273

Train, bus  •  22h 42m

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

$124 - $228

Train, bus via Kyneton  •  25h 11m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Kyneton
  2. Take the bus from Kyneton to 85 Franklin St
  3. Take the bus from Adelaide to Coober Pedy

$116 - $193

Drive  •  16h 46m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Coober Pedy 981.4 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Coober Pedy is to bus which costs $150 - $270 and takes 22h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Coober Pedy is to fly which costs $480 - $1,800 and takes 5h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Coober Pedy. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Coober Pedy via Adelaide. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 30m.

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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 bus which takes 22h 30m and costs $150 - $270.

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It takes approximately 5h 49m to get from Melbourne to Coober Pedy, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Coober Pedy bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Melbourne station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Coober Pedy is to fly which takes 5h 49m and costs $480 - $1,800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $270 and takes 22h 30m.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Coober Pedy Airport. The quickest flight takes 10h 20m 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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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Coober Pedy.
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  • Distance: 850.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 49m

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

Qantas, Regional Express and Virgin Australia fly from Melbourne to Coober Pedy 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Coober Pedy via Adelaide in around 22h 30m.

Airlines
Alliance Airlines
Website
allianceairlines.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Olympic Dam via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Melbourne to Olympic Dam via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Olympic Dam via Gold Coast, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Flights from Melbourne to Olympic Dam via Mount Gambier, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Melbourne to Olympic Dam via Alice Springs, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Olympic Dam via Mildura, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Coober Pedy via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Train operators
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
Public Transport Victoria
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$84 - $90
Red Service
$95 - $110
Red Premium
$130 - $145
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 Kyneton
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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
11h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Kyneton to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
https://www.vline.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 Adelaide to Coober Pedy
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$65 - $100
Flexifare
$85 - $120

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Coober Pedy is 30m behind Melbourne. It is currently 10:26 AM in Melbourne and 9:56 AM in Coober Pedy.

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

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

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There are 26+ hotels available in Coober Pedy. Prices start at $85 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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