There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to Cooma by plane, bus, train 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 to Canberra, bus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. MEL - CBR

$92 - $319

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Bairnsdale - Melbourne Via Sale & Traralgon
  2. Canberra - Melbourne Via Bairnsdale / ...

$42 - $61

5 alternative options

Fly to Merimbula, bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. MEL - MIM

$155 - $401

Fly to Cooma  •  4 h 48 min

  1. MEL - OOM

$154 - $404

Bus V-Line  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Melbourne - Bairnsdale Via Traralgon & Sale
  2. Canberra - Melbourne Via Bairnsdale / ...

$42 - $62

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  10 h 33 min

$74 - $141

Drive  •  7 h 28 min

  1. 386.5 miles

$55 - $80

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

Virgin Australia, Regional Express and two other airlines fly from Melbourne to Cooma 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Cooma via Bairnsdale in around 9 h 48 min.

Airlines
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 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Merimbula
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Cooma via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Flights from Melbourne to Cooma via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Melbourne to Cooma via Launceston, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $380
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 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
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
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
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $100

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne and Cooma is 409 km. The road distance is 618 km.

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Cooma is to train and bus which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 47 min.

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Cooma is to fly which takes 4 h 48 min and costs $200 - $550.

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.

It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Melbourne to Cooma, including transfers.