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There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Culcairn by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 44 min

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

$29 - $120

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Train, bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Albury Melbourne - Albury Via Seymour
  2. Take the bus from Albury Station, Coach Bay to Culcairn Station, Coach Stop 738 / ...

$24 - $34

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Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Albury Gx322 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albury Station, Coach Bay to Culcairn Station, Coach Stop 738 / ...

$29 - $55

Drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Culcairn 225.3 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, train  •  3 h 53 min

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

$115 - $464

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Culcairn is to train and bus which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Culcairn station. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Culcairn Station, Coach Stop via Albury Station, Coach Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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

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The distance between Melbourne and Culcairn is 302 km. The road distance is 360.4 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Culcairn without a car is to train which takes 3 h 44 min and costs $40 - $170.

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

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Melbourne to Culcairn bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Melbourne station.

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Culcairn is to train which takes 3 h 44 min and costs $40 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $80 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Culcairn.
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  • Distance: 188.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 44 min

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

XPT operates a train from Melbourne to Culcairn twice daily. Tickets cost $29 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Culcairn via Albury and Albury Station, Coach Bay in around 5 h 15 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Albury
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
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
$29 - $120
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$29 - $40
First
$40 - $55
Sleeper
$100 - $120
Train from Albury to Culcairn
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $90
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$13 - $18
First
$19 - $25
Sleeper
$80 - $90
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
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Albury
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$25 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $50
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
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Albury Station, Coach Bay to Culcairn Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Albury Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Melbourne to Culcairn bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Culcairn Station, Coach Stop.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Culcairn is 360 km. It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to drive from Melbourne to Culcairn.

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Regional Express offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Albury Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Culcairn. 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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