There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to Dubbo by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Melbourne  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Dubbo (DBO) MEL - DBO

$243 - $251

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra 624 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 791

$64 - $170

5 alternative options

Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Dubbo (DBO) MEB - DBO

$71 - $366

Train, bus via Albury  •  12 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Albury
  2. Take the train from Albury to Cootamundra 624 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 791

$68 - $173

Bus  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
  2. Take the bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 724
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 791

$70 - $91

Train  •  18 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 624 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Dubbo Station 427

$103 - $237

Drive  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Dubbo 506 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Dubbo is to bus which costs $90 - $130 and takes 13 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Dubbo is to fly which takes 3 h 25 min and costs $95 - $500.

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The distance between Melbourne and Dubbo is 702 km. The road distance is 810 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Melbourne to Dubbo, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Dubbo. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Dubbo Station, Coach Bay via Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St and Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Dubbo. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Dubbo Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 55 min.

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

Qantas, Regional Express and three other airlines fly from Melbourne to Dubbo hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Dubbo via Gundagai, Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St, and Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay in around 13 h 17 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Albury, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $700
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Wagga Wagga, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $700
Jetgo Australia
Website
jetgo.com
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $55
First
$55 - $75
Sleeper
$120 - $140
Train from Albury to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $110
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$23 - $30
First
$30 - $45
Sleeper
$95 - $110
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $120
Sleeper
$150 - $180
V-Line
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Dubbo Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$60 - $90
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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