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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Flinders Street to Belgrave Belgrave

$3

4 alternative options

Line 302 bus, line 732 bus  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the line 302 bus from Swanston St/Lonsdale St to Box Hill Bus Station/Station St 302
  2. Take the line 732 bus from Box Hill Bus Station/Station St to Upper Ferntree Gully 732

$3

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Melbourne to Emerald 33.1 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Emerald 33.1 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  43 min

  1. Take an Uber from Melbourne to Emerald 33.1 miles

$55 - $70

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Emerald. However, there are services departing from Swanston St/Lonsdale St and arriving at Emerald Village/Belgrave-Gembrook Rd via Box Hill Bus Station/Station St, Upper Ferntree Gully and Belgrave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 13 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Emerald is 44 km. The road distance is 52.9 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Emerald without a car is to train which takes 1 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to get from Melbourne to Emerald, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Emerald bus services, operated by Metropolitan buses, depart from Swanston St/Lonsdale St station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Emerald is to train which takes 1 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 302 bus and line 732 bus, which costs and takes 3 h 13 min.

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Melbourne to Emerald bus services, operated by Metropolitan buses, arrive at Upper Ferntree Gully station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Emerald is 53 km. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from Melbourne to Emerald.

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There are 201+ hotels available in Emerald. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Emerald.
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  • Distance: 27.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 57 min

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

Metro operates a train from Melbourne to Emerald every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 1 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Emerald via Box Hill Bus Station/Station St, Upper Ferntree Gully, and Belgrave in around 3 h 13 min.

Train operators
Metro
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Flinders Street to Belgrave
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Bus operators
Metropolitan buses
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Swanston St/Lonsdale St to Box Hill Bus Station/Station St
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Bus from Box Hill Bus Station/Station St to Upper Ferntree Gully
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$0
Daily
$0
Other operators
Uber Melbourne
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Melbourne to Emerald
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$55 - $70
UberX
$55 - $70
Select
$80 - $100
UberXL
$80 - $100
Black
$110 - $150
Taxi from Melbourne to Emerald
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Silver Top Taxi
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
silvertop.com.au

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