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

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Recommended option

Fly to Canberra, bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR) MEL - CBR
  2. Take the bus from Canberra Airport to Cooma

$72 - $275

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Train, bus  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale Bairnsdale - Melbourne Via Sale & Traralgon
  2. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to Centennial Park/Bombala St Canberra Via Bairnsdale / ...

$40 - $59

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Fly to Merimbula, bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Merimbula (MIM) MEL - MIM
  2. Take the bus from Merimbula Coach Stop, Park St to Cooma Coach Stop, Bombala St

$145 - $381

Bus V-Line  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale Melbourne - Bairnsdale Via Traralgon & Sale
  2. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to Centennial Park/Bombala St Canberra Via Bairnsdale / ...

$41 - $61

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra Gx322 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Cooma Gx200

$62 - $136

Drive  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Cooma 386.5 miles

$55 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Cooma is to train and bus which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Cooma is to fly and bus which costs $100 - $390 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Cooma. However, there are services departing from Flinders Street and arriving at Centennial Park/Bombala St via Bairnsdale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 47 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Cooma is 409 km. The road distance is 618.4 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Cooma without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 47 min and costs $55 - $90.

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Melbourne to Cooma, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Cooma bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Flinders Street station.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Canberra Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Melbourne to Cooma bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Centennial Park/Bombala St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Cooma is 618 km. It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to drive from Melbourne to Cooma.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Cooma.
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  • Distance: 255.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Cooma, NSW, Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Cooma via Bairnsdale in around 9 h 47 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Merimbula
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
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.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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 Canberra Airport to Cooma
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $23
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Bus from Canberra to Cooma
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $24
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Merimbula Coach Stop, Park St to Cooma Coach Stop, Bombala St
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
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 Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Bairnsdale to Centennial Park/Bombala St
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Cooma
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
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Murrays Coaches

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Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Canberra Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Cooma. Prices start at $63 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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