There are 11 ways to get from Melbourne to Cowra by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra 622 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Macquarie St At Kendal St 793

$49 - $147

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Train, bus via Albury  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Albury
  2. Take the train from Albury to Cootamundra 622 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Macquarie St At Kendal St 793

$52 - $152

Bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
  2. Take the bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 724
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Macquarie St At Kendal St 793

$55 - $69

Drive  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Cowra 412.1 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Orange, bus  •  6 h 13 min

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

$87 - $246

Fly Melbourne to Orange, bus  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Orange (OAG) MEL - OAG
  2. Take the bus from Orange Station, Coach Bay 3 to Macquarie St At Kendal St

$132 - $446

Fly Melbourne to Canberra, bus  •  9 h 58 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
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Macquarie St At Kendal St

$97 - $318

Fly Melbourne to Albury, train, bus  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Albury (ABX) MEL - ABX
  2. Take the train from Albury to Cootamundra
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Macquarie St At Kendal St

$146 - $521

Fly Melbourne to Sydney, train, bus  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Sydney (SYD) MEL - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Lithgow Station
  3. Take the bus from Lithgow Station, Railway Pde to Macquarie St At Kendal St

$102 - $295

Fly Melbourne to Wagga Wagga, train, bus  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Wagga Wagga (WGA) MEL - WGA
  2. Take the train from Wagga Wagga to Cootamundra
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Macquarie St At Kendal St

$172 - $392

Fly Avalon to Sydney, train, bus  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Sydney (SYD) AVV - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Lithgow Station
  3. Take the bus from Lithgow Station, Railway Pde to Macquarie St At Kendal St

$87 - $278

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Cowra is to bus which costs $75 - $95 and takes 10 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Cowra is to fly and bus which costs $110 - $340 and takes 6 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Cowra. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Macquarie St At Kendal St via Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St and Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Cowra is 556 km. The road distance is 659.4 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Cowra without a car is to train and bus which takes 8 h 25 min and costs $65 - $210.

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It takes approximately 8 h 25 min to get from Melbourne to Cowra, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport to Orange Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Melbourne to Cowra bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Macquarie St At Kendal St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Cowra is 659 km. It takes approximately 7 h 5 min to drive from Melbourne to Cowra.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Cowra.
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  • Distance: 347.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 25 min

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Cowra via Gundagai, Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St, and Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay in around 10 h 55 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
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
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
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Orange via Wagga Wagga, Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Melbourne to Orange via Albury, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Melbourne to Orange via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
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
Flights from Melbourne to Orange via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $380
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 - $140
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$35 - $50
First
$50 - $70
Sleeper
$120 - $140
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 - $45
Sleeper
$95 - $110
Train from Wagga Wagga to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $100
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$16 - $21
First
$22 - $29
Sleeper
$85 - $100
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
$20 - $28
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Lithgow Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$14 - $21
1st Class
$20 - $30
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Macquarie St At Kendal St
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
tp.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 Orange Station, Coach Bay 3 to Macquarie St At Kendal St
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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
Bus from Lithgow Station, Railway Pde to Macquarie St At Kendal St
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
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

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VivaColombia offers flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport to Orange Airport.

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There are 14+ hotels available in Cowra. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport is to line 59 tram which takes 37 min and costs $5.

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