There are 9 ways to get from Melbourne to Goulburn by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Goulburn 622 / ...

$45 - $150

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Bus Firefly Express  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Goulburn Fe31

$40 - $50

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra Gx322 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre to Goulburn Station, Coach Stop 855

$67 - $108

Drive  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Goulburn 417.5 miles

$55 - $90

Fly Melbourne to Canberra, bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR) MEL - CBR
  2. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre to Goulburn Station, Coach Stop

$87 - $290

Fly Melbourne to Sydney, train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Sydney (SYD) MEL - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Goulburn

$97 - $365

Fly Avalon to Sydney, train  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Sydney (SYD) AVV - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Goulburn

$82 - $348

Fly Melbourne to Albury, train  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Albury (ABX) MEL - ABX
  2. Take the train from Albury to Goulburn

$143 - $526

Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Wollongong, bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Wollongong (WOL) MEB - WOL
  2. Take the bus from Tongarra Rd Opp Halket Lane to Goulburn Station, Coach Stop

$48 - $147

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Melbourne and arriving at Goulburn. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 8 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Goulburn. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 8 h 23 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Goulburn is 546 km. The road distance is 668 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Goulburn without a car is to train which takes 8 h 23 min and costs .

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The train from Southern Cross to Goulburn takes 8 h 23 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Melbourne to Goulburn train services, operated by XPT, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Goulburn is to train which takes 8 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Canberra Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Melbourne to Goulburn bus services, operated by Firefly Express, arrive at Goulburn station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Goulburn.
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  • Distance: 341 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 23 min

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

XPT operates a train from Melbourne to Goulburn twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $150 and the journey takes 8 h 23 min. Alternatively, Firefly Express operates a bus from Melbourne to Goulburn once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $50 and the journey takes 8 h 50 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
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
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
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 Wollongong
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$27 - $120
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Goulburn
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$45 - $65
First
$65 - $90
Sleeper
$130 - $150
Train from Central Station to Goulburn
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $110
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$22 - $29
First
$30 - $40
Sleeper
$90 - $105
Train from Albury to Goulburn
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$30 - $45
First
$45 - $60
Sleeper
$110 - $130
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Goulburn
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.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.

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Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Jolimont Centre to Goulburn Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
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Murrays Coaches
Bus from Tongarra Rd Opp Halket Lane to Goulburn Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $21
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Murrays Coaches

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Melbourne to Goulburn train services, operated by XPT, arrive at Goulburn station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Goulburn is 668 km. It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to drive from Melbourne to Goulburn.

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

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There are 21+ hotels available in Goulburn. Prices start at $56 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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