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  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Newcastle (NTL) MEL - NTL
  2. Take the bus from Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St to Forster Coach Stop, Little St

$77 - $305

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Bus  •  18 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Parramatta
  2. Take the bus from Hornsby Station, Stand D to Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St 100
  3. Take the bus from Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St to Forster Coach Stop, Little St 150 / ...

$63 - $81

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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

$186 - $461

Fly Melbourne to Sydney, train, bus  •  10 h 32 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

$104 - $298

Fly Melbourne to Taree  •  6 h 13 min

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

$96 - $235

Fly Avalon to Sydney, train, bus  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Sydney (SYD) AVV - 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

$89 - $281

Train, bus  •  18 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Broadmeadow Station 31 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd to Forster Coach Stop, Little St 150 / ...

$90 - $212

Train  •  19 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Taree Station 31 / ...

$96 - $224

Bus, train  •  19 h 52 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 / ...

$108 - $177

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 $85 - $120 and takes 18 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Forster is to fly which costs $130 - $330 and takes 6 h 13 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 Parramatta Station, Stand A4, Hornsby Station, Stand D and Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 49 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 train and bus which takes 18 h 38 min and costs $120 - $300.

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It takes approximately 7 h 21 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 13 min and costs $130 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $120 and takes 18 h 49 min, you could also train, which costs $130 - $310 and takes 19 h 15 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: 7 h 21 min

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

Qantas, FlyPelican and four other airlines fly from Melbourne to Forster hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Forster via Parramatta, Parramatta Station, Stand A4, Hornsby Station, Stand F, Hornsby Station, Stand D, and Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St in around 18 h 49 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 Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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 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 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
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
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Wagga Wagga, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Launceston, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Albury, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Gold Coast, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $230
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Broadmeadow Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Central Station to Taree Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$35 - $55
1st Class
$45 - $75
Train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $23
1st Class
$21 - $35
XPT
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
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St to Forster Coach Stop, Little St
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.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 - $21
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
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
tp.transportnsw.info
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Port Macquarie to Taree
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Parramatta
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Port Stephens Coaches
Website
pscoaches.com.au
Bus from Hornsby Station, Stand D to Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
pscoaches.com.au
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 Melbourne to Central Station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$95 - $130

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