There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Daylesford by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  2 h 30 min

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

$7 - $10

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

$8 - $12

Taxi  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Melbourne to Daylesford 70.4 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Daylesford 70.4 miles

$10 - $15

Questions & Answers

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 Ballan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 30 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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The best way to get from Melbourne to Daylesford without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 30 min 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 PTV Regional Transit, arrive at CFA/Bridport St station.

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

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There are 388+ hotels available in Daylesford. Prices start at $106 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: 2 h 30 min

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Daylesford via Ballan in around 2 h 30 min.

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
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Woodend
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus 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
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballan
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.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
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
Other operators
Taxi from Melbourne to Daylesford
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Silver Top Taxi
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
silvertop.com.au

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