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There are 10 ways to get from Melbourne to Forster by plane, bus, train 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.

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Fly Melbourne to Newcastle, bus  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Newcastle (NTL) MEL - NTL
  2. Take the bus from Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd to Forster Coach Stop, Little St

$80 - $308

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Bus  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Karuah
  3. Take the bus from Karuah Coach Stop, Tarean Rd to Forster Coach Stop, Little St 150 / ...

$68 - $101

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Fly Melbourne to Sydney, train, bus  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Sydney (SYD) MEL - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Broadmeadow Station
  3. Take the bus from Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd to Forster Coach Stop, Little St

$103 - $297

Fly Melbourne to Port Macquarie, bus  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Port Macquarie (PQQ) MEL - PQQ
  2. Take the bus from Port Macquarie to Taree

$181 - $465

Fly Melbourne to Taree  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Taree (TRO) MEL - TRO

$121 - $265

Bus to Avalon, fly to Sydney, train, bus  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross to Avalon Airport
  2. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Sydney (SYD) AVV - SYD
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Broadmeadow Station
  4. Take the bus from Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd to Forster Coach Stop, Little St

$88 - $280

Train, bus  •  18 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Broadmeadow Station 33 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd to Forster Coach Stop, Little St 150 / ...

$88 - $207

Bus, train  •  18 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Central Station
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
  3. Take the bus from Customs House, Set Down to Forster Coach Stop, Little St 150 / ...

$100 - $163

Train  •  19 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Taree Station 33 / ...

$90 - $215

Drive  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Forster 715.2 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Forster is to bus which costs $95 - $150 and takes 18 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Forster is to fly which costs $170 - $380 and takes 6 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Forster. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Forster Coach Stop, Little St via Sydney and Karuah Coach Stop, Tarean Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 20 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Forster is 930 km. The road distance is 1144.3 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Forster without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 20 min and costs $95 - $150.

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It takes approximately 8 h 41 min to get from Melbourne to Forster, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Forster is to fly which takes 6 h 23 min and costs $170 - $380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $150 and takes 18 h 20 min, you could also train, which costs $120 - $310 and takes 19 h 21 min.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Melbourne to Forster bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Forster Coach Stop, Little St station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Forster.
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  • Distance: 581.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 41 min

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

Qantas, FlyPelican and four other airlines fly from Melbourne to Forster every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Forster via Sydney, Karuah, and Karuah Coach Stop, Tarean Rd in around 18 h 20 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Hobart, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Merimbula, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Maroochydore, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Brisbane, Newcastle
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Launceston, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Broadmeadow Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$14 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $30
Train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
Train from Central Station to Taree Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Book at
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd to Forster Coach Stop, Little St
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Karuah Coach Stop, Tarean Rd to Forster Coach Stop, Little St
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Customs House, Set Down to Forster Coach Stop, Little St
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Port Macquarie to Taree
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $9
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Bus from Sydney to Karuah
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$15 - $22
Flexifare
$24 - $35
Bus from Melbourne to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $100
Flexifare
$85 - $120
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Port Macquarie to Taree
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Sydney to Karuah
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Website
Premier Motor Service
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Southern Cross to Avalon Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
Skybus
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Forster is 1144 km. It takes approximately 12 h 5 min to drive from Melbourne to Forster.

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Virgin Australia and Jetstar offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 353+ hotels available in Forster. Prices start at $86 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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