There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to Dubbo by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Melbourne  •  4 h 36 min

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

$243 - $250

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Train, bus  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra 622 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 791

$62 - $167

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Fly from Avalon  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Dubbo (DBO) AVV - DBO

$131 - $438

Train, bus via Albury  •  12 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Albury
  2. Take the train from Albury to Cootamundra 622 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 791

$65 - $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

$68 - $90

Train  •  18 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Dubbo Station 427

$101 - $233

Drive  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Dubbo 506 miles

$70 - $110

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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 costs $335 - $345 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Dubbo station. 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 station. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Dubbo Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 34 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Dubbo is 702 km. The road distance is 809.6 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Dubbo without a car is to train and bus which takes 10 h 47 min and costs $85 - $240.

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

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

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Melbourne to Dubbo train services, operated by XPT, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Dubbo is to fly which takes 4 h 36 min and costs $335 - $345. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $130 and takes 13 h 17 min, you could also train, which costs $140 - $330 and takes 18 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Dubbo.
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  • Distance: 439 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

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 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
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 Avalon to Dubbo via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Avalon to Dubbo via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
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
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$35 - $50
First
$50 - $70
Sleeper
$120 - $140
Train from Albury to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $110
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$22 - $29
First
$30 - $45
Sleeper
$95 - $110
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
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 Albury
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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
$23 - $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
$35 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Dubbo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Melbourne to Dubbo bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Dubbo Station, Coach Bay.

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Melbourne to Dubbo train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Dubbo Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Dubbo is 810 km. It takes approximately 9 h 32 min to drive from Melbourne to Dubbo.

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Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Dubbo Airport.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Dubbo. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs $18.

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