There are 8 ways to get from Melbourne to Forbes by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra 622 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop, Union St 791

$53 - $154

7 alternative options

Train, bus via Albury  •  10 h 34 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 Forbes Coach Stop, Union St 791

$57 - $157

Bus  •  11 h 24 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 Forbes Coach Stop, Union St 791

$58 - $75

Drive  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Forbes 410.9 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Melbourne to Parkes  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Parkes (PKE) MEL - PKE

$95 - $236

Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Orange, bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Orange (OAG) MEB - OAG
  2. Take the bus from Lucknow Coach Stop, Mitchell Hwy to Forbes Coach Stop, Union St

$84 - $240

Fly Melbourne to Orange, bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Orange (OAG) MEL - OAG
  2. Take the bus from Lucknow Coach Stop, Mitchell Hwy to Forbes Coach Stop, Union St

$149 - $390

Fly Melbourne to Albury, train, bus  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Albury (ABX) MEL - ABX
  2. Take the train from Albury to Cootamundra
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop, Union St

$150 - $526

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Forbes is to bus which costs $75 - $110 and takes 11 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Forbes is to fly which costs $120 - $320 and takes 6 h 11 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Forbes is 564 km. The road distance is 657.4 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 54 min to get from Melbourne to Forbes, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Forbes. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Forbes Coach Stop, Union St via Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St and Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 24 min.

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Forbes via Gundagai, Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St, and Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay in around 11 h 24 min. Alternatively, Regional Express, Qantas and three other airlines fly from Melbourne to Forbes hourly.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Parkes via Wagga Wagga, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Melbourne to Parkes via Albury, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Melbourne to Parkes via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Melbourne to Parkes via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Melbourne to Orange via Wagga Wagga, Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Melbourne to Orange via Albury, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Melbourne to Orange via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Albury
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Orange
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Flights from Melbourne to Orange via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $380
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 - $55
First
$55 - $75
Sleeper
$120 - $140
Train from Albury to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $110
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$23 - $30
First
$30 - $45
Sleeper
$95 - $110
V-Line
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop, Union St
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
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
Bus from Lucknow Coach Stop, Mitchell Hwy to Forbes Coach Stop, Union St
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
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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