There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Daylesford by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballan Ballarat - Melbourne Via Melton / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ballan to CFA/Bridport St Ballan - Hepburn Springs Via Daylesford

$6 - $9

3 alternative options

Train, bus via Woodend  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Woodend Bendigo - Melbourne Via Sunbury / ...
  2. Take the bus from Woodend to CFA/Bridport St Melbourne - Daylesford Via Woodend or Castlemaine

$8 - $12

Bus  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Airport to Woodend
  2. Take the bus from Woodend to CFA/Bridport St Melbourne - Daylesford Via Woodend or Castlemaine

$39 - $41

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Daylesford 70.4 miles

$10 - $15

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Daylesford is to train and bus which costs $8 - $13 and takes 2 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Daylesford is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Daylesford is 89 km. The road distance is 112.7 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to get from Melbourne to Daylesford, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Daylesford. However, there are services departing from Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at CFA/Bridport St via Melbourne Airport and Woodend. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 59 min.

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What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Daylesford, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Daylesford via Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr, Melbourne Airport, Woodend, and Woodend in around 3 h 59 min.

Train operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Ballan
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Woodend
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballan to CFA/Bridport St
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Woodend to CFA/Bridport St
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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