There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Culcairn by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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

Train  •  3 h 44 min

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

$30 - $130

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Albury Albury - Melbourne Via Seymour
  2. Take the night train from Albury Station to Culcairn Station 622

$25 - $36

4 alternative options

Bus, night train  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Albury station Fe31
  2. Take the night train from Albury Station to Culcairn Station 622

$31 - $58

Drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Culcairn 225.3 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Albury, train  •  3 h 53 min

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

$119 - $498

Fly to Wagga Wagga, train  •  5 h 52 min

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

$154 - $379

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

XPT operates a train from Melbourne to Culcairn twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $130 and the journey takes 3 h 44 min.

Airlines
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
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Culcairn
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$30 - $40
First
$40 - $60
Sleeper
$110 - $130
Train from Albury to Culcairn
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $100
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$14 - $19
First
$20 - $26
Sleeper
$85 - $100
Train from Wagga Wagga to Culcairn
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $100
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $21
First
$22 - $29
Sleeper
$85 - $100
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Night train from Albury Station to Culcairn Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$4 - $7
1st Class
$6 - $10
Train from Albury Station to Culcairn Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$4 - $7
1st Class
$6 - $10
Train from Wagga Wagga Station to Culcairn Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
V-Line
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Albury station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$27 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $55
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Albury station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Melbourne to Culcairn?

The distance between Melbourne and Culcairn is 302 km. The road distance is 360 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Culcairn?

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Culcairn is to train and night train which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 20 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Melbourne to Culcairn?

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Culcairn is to train which takes 3 h 44 min and costs $40 - $170.

Is there a direct train between Melbourne and Culcairn?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Culcairn. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 3 h 44 min.

How long does it take to get from Melbourne to Culcairn?

The train from Southern Cross to Culcairn takes 3 h 44 min including transfers and departs twice daily.