There are 9 ways to get from Melbourne to Cootamundra by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra 624 / ...

$40 - $140

8 alternative options

Train V-Line  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Albury Albury - Melbourne Via Seymour
  2. Take the train from Albury to Cootamundra 624 / ...

$44 - $138

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

$46 - $56

Drive  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Cootamundra 341.6 miles

$45 - $75

Fly Melbourne to Canberra, bus  •  7 h 21 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

$86 - $293

Fly Melbourne to Albury, train  •  6 h 13 min

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

$137 - $507

Fly Melbourne to Wagga Wagga, train  •  6 h 36 min

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

$162 - $378

Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Orange, bus  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Orange (OAG) MEB - OAG
  2. Take the bus from Orange Station, Coach Bay 3 to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay

$95 - $263

Fly Melbourne to Sydney, train  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Sydney (SYD) MEL - SYD
  2. Take the train from International Airport Station to Campbelltown Station
  3. Take the train from Campbelltown to Cootamundra

$107 - $387

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Cootamundra is to bus which costs $60 - $75 and takes 8 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Cootamundra is to drive which takes 5 h 44 min and costs $65 - $95.

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The distance between Melbourne and Cootamundra is 447 km. The road distance is 547 km.

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The train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra takes 6 h 8 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Cootamundra. 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, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 8 min.

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

XPT operates a train from Melbourne to Cootamundra twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $140 and the journey takes 6 h 8 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
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
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
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Orange
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $55
First
$55 - $75
Sleeper
$120 - $140
Train from Albury to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $110
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$23 - $30
First
$30 - $45
Sleeper
$95 - $110
Train from Wagga Wagga to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $100
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$16 - $21
First
$23 - $30
Sleeper
$85 - $100
Train from Campbelltown to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$30 - $45
First
$40 - $60
Sleeper
$110 - $130
V-Line
Sydney Trains
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
$40 - $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 - $20
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Orange Station, Coach Bay 3 to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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