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

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Train, bus  •  2h 32m

  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

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Bus  •  2h 44m

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

$9 - $13

Taxi  •  1h 19m

  1. Take a taxi from Melbourne to Daylesford 70.4 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  1h 19m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Daylesford 70.4 miles

$10 - $15

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

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Daylesford is to taxi which costs $200 - $250 and takes 1h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Daylesford. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at CFA/Bridport St via Woodend. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 44m.

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Daylesford without a car is to train and bus which takes 2h 32m and costs $8 - $13.

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

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Melbourne to Daylesford bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St station.

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Melbourne to Daylesford bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at CFA/Bridport St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Daylesford is 113 km. It takes approximately 1h 19m to drive from Melbourne to Daylesford.

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There are 399+ hotels available in Daylesford. Prices start at $147 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Daylesford.
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  • Distance: 55.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 32m

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Daylesford via Woodend in around 2h 44m.

Train operators
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 Ballan
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus operators
PTV Regional Transit
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballan to CFA/Bridport St
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Public Transport Victoria
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
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Woodend
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Woodend to CFA/Bridport St
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Other operators
Taxi from Melbourne to Daylesford
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Silver Top Taxi
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
silvertop.com.au

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