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There are 3 ways to get from Melbourne to Dimboola by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Dimboola Nhill Via North Shore & Ararat / ...

$25 - $65

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Bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Dimboola Fe80 / ...

$21 - $45

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Dimboola 209.4 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Dimboola is to bus which costs $30 - $60 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Dimboola is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 3 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Melbourne and arriving at Dimboola. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Dimboola. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 50 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Dimboola is 301 km. The road distance is 335.1 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Dimboola without a car is to train which takes 4 h 50 min and costs $35 - $90.

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The train from Southern Cross to Dimboola takes 4 h 50 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Melbourne to Dimboola bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Melbourne station.

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Melbourne to Dimboola train services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Dimboola is to train which takes 4 h 50 min and costs $35 - $90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $60 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Dimboola.
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  • Distance: 188.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

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

V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Dimboola twice a week. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 50 min. PTV Overland also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, Firefly Express operates a bus from Melbourne to Dimboola twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $45 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min. V-Line also services this route once a week.

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.

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Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Dimboola
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Dimboola
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$58 - $62
Red Service
$53 - $58
Red Premium
$73 - $79
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Dimboola
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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 Car Park Rear Toilet Block/Lloyd St
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Melbourne to Dimboola bus services, operated by Firefly Express, arrive at Dimboola station.

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Melbourne to Dimboola train services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Dimboola station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Dimboola is 335 km. It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to drive from Melbourne to Dimboola.

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There are one+ hotels available in Dimboola. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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