There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Gawler by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Melbourne, train  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Adelaide (ADL) MEL - ADL
  2. Take the train from Adelaide station to Gawler station

$64 - $239

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Bus Firefly Express  •  13 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Adelaide Fe70

$48 - $55

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Fly from Avalon, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Adelaide (ADL) AVV - ADL
  2. Take the train from Adelaide station to Gawler station

$84 - $622

Train  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Adelaide Overland

$59 - $109

Bus V-Line  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to 85 Franklin St Melbourne - Adelaide Via Bendigo & Nhill

$50 - $75

Drive  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Gawler 463.8 miles

$65 - $100

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Gawler. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Gawler via Adelaide. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Gawler station. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Gawler station via Adelaide Showground station and Adelaide station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 38 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Gawler is 662 km. The road distance is 742 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Gawler without a car is to train which takes 11 h 38 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from Melbourne to Gawler, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Gawler bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St station.

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Melbourne to Gawler train services, operated by PTV Overland, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Gawler is to train which takes 11 h 38 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Adelaide Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Melbourne to Gawler bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at 85 Franklin St station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Gawler.
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  • Distance: 413.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Gawler, SA, Australia?

PTV Overland operates a train from Melbourne to Gawler twice a week. Tickets cost $55 - $110 and the journey takes 10 h 5 min. Alternatively, V-Line operates a bus from Melbourne to Gawler once a week. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 11 h 50 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Avalon to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Avalon to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Train operators
Adelaide Metro (Torrens Transit)
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$85 - $90
Red Service
$95 - $110
Red Premium
$135 - $145
Bus operators
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Gawler is 30 min behind Melbourne. It is currently 7:47 PM in Melbourne and 7:17 PM in Gawler.

Melbourne to Gawler train services, operated by PTV Overland, arrive at Adelaide station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Gawler is 742 km. It takes approximately 8 h 27 min to drive from Melbourne to Gawler.

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Jetstar, Tigerair Australia, Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Adelaide Airport.

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There are 81+ hotels available in Gawler. Prices start at $117 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 .

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