There are 7 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

$82 - $297

Cheapest option

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 - Melbourne Via Bairnsdale

$41 - $60

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Fly to Cooma  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Cooma (OOM) MEL - OOM

$153 - $403

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

$154 - $400

Bus V-Line  •  9 h 48 min

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

$43 - $62

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

$65 - $139

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 $110 - $410 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 48 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 train and bus which takes 9 h 48 min and costs $55 - $85.

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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 best way to get from Melbourne to Cooma is to fly which takes 4 h 48 min and costs $200 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 48 min.

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

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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?

Regional Express, Virgin Australia and three other airlines fly from Melbourne to Cooma every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Cooma via Bairnsdale in around 9 h 48 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Cooma via Albury, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Melbourne to Cooma via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Melbourne to Cooma via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Cooma via Launceston, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Flights from Melbourne to Merimbula
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Train operators
V-Line
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
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
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 - $24
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $24
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Bus from Canberra to Cooma
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$17 - $25
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 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Bairnsdale to Centennial Park/Bombala St
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Cooma
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au

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