There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to Cootamundra by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra 622 / ...

$35 - $130

6 alternative options

Train V-Line  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Albury Melbourne - Albury Via Seymour
  2. Take the train from Albury to Cootamundra 622 / ...

$42 - $137

Bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Gundagai Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 724

$44 - $54

Drive  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Cootamundra 341.6 miles

$45 - $75

Fly to Canberra, bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR) MEL - CBR
  2. Take the bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay

$87 - $303

Fly to Albury, train  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Albury (ABX) MEL - ABX
  2. Take the train from Albury to Cootamundra

$135 - $506

Fly to Wagga Wagga, train  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Wagga Wagga (WGA) MEL - WGA
  2. Take the train from Wagga Wagga to Cootamundra

$161 - $373

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Cootamundra station. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay via Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Cootamundra. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Cootamundra is 447 km. The road distance is 546.6 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Cootamundra without a car is to train which takes 5 h 45 min and costs .

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The train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra takes 5 h 45 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Melbourne to Cootamundra train services, operated by XPT, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Cootamundra is to train which takes 5 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 15 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 Cootamundra bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Cootamundra.
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  • Distance: 279.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

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

XPT operates a train from Melbourne to Cootamundra twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $130 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Cootamundra via Gundagai and Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St in around 8 h 15 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 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Albury
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Melbourne to Wagga Wagga
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
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
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$35 - $50
First
$50 - $70
Sleeper
$110 - $130
Train from Albury to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $110
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$22 - $29
First
$30 - $40
Sleeper
$90 - $105
Train from Wagga Wagga to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $95
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $20
First
$22 - $28
Sleeper
$80 - $95
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 Albury
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Melbourne to Cootamundra train services, operated by XPT, arrive at Cootamundra station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Cootamundra is 547 km. It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to drive from Melbourne to Cootamundra.

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

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There are six+ hotels available in Cootamundra. Prices start at $100 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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