There are 8 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.

Recommended option

Fly 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

$79 - $307

Cheapest option

Bus Firefly Express  •  18 h 53 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 / ...

$65 - $83

6 alternative options

Fly 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

$107 - $301

Fly to Taree  •  6 h 13 min

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

$83 - $267

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 / ...

$94 - $219

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  19 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  3. Take the bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St 100
  4. Take the bus from Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St to Forster Coach Stop, Little St 150 / ...

$95 - $172

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 / ...

$99 - $230

Drive  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Forster 715.2 miles

$100 - $150

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

Qantas, FlyPelican and four other airlines fly from Melbourne to Forster every 2 hours. 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 53 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
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
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Wagga Wagga, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Launceston, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Albury, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Melbourne to Taree via Hobart, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $390
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
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 - $23
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $23
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
$50 - $75
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 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $85
First
$85 - $120
Sleeper
$150 - $180
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
$13 - $19
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
$15 - $21
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
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
$45 - $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
Bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
pscoaches.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
murrays.com.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne and Forster is 930 km. The road distance is 1144 km.

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Forster is to bus which costs $85 - $120 and takes 18 h 53 min.

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Forster is to fly which takes 6 h 13 min and costs $110 - $360.

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 53 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 21 min to get from Melbourne to Forster, including transfers.