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

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Bus  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Echuca Melbourne - Deniliquin Via Heathcote & Echuca

$14 - $21

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Train  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Echuca Echuca/Moama - Melbourne Via Bendigo or Heathcote

$16 - $23

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Echuca 132.5 miles

$18 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Echuca is to bus which costs $20 - $28 and takes 2 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Echuca is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Echuca. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Echuca. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Echuca is 187 km. The road distance is 212.1 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Echuca without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 59 min and costs $20 - $28.

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The bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Echuca takes 2 h 59 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Echuca is to bus which takes 2 h 59 min and costs $20 - $28. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Echuca.
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  • Distance: 116.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 59 min

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

V-Line operates a bus from Melbourne to Echuca once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $21 and the journey takes 2 h 59 min. Alternatively, V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Echuca once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 3 h 18 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.

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Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Echuca
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
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 Echuca
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Melbourne to Echuca bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Echuca station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Echuca is 212 km. It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to drive from Melbourne to Echuca.

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There are 65+ hotels available in Echuca. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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