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There are 8 ways to get from Melbourne to Grafton Airport (GFN) by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) MEL - CFS
  2. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Grafton City South

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Bus via Hornsby  •  22h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Parramatta Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Hornsby to Grafton City South Pm12

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Fly to Ballina, bus  •  8h 43m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Ballina (BNK) MEL - BNK
  2. Take the bus from Ballina to Grafton

Fly to Brisbane, train  •  9h 8m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Brisbane (BNE) MEL - BNE
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Grafton Station

Train  •  22h 36m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 624
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Grafton Station 31 / ...

Bus  •  22h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Gx322 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Grafton Gx244

Night train, train  •  22h 28m

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

Drive  •  15h 7m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Grafton Airport (GFN) 1436.2 km

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Grafton Airport (GFN) is to bus via Hornsby which costs $150 - $200 and takes 22h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Grafton Airport (GFN) is to fly and bus which costs $220 - $410 and takes 6h 41m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Grafton Airport (GFN) is 1164 km. The road distance is 1436.2 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Grafton Airport (GFN) without a car is to bus via Hornsby which takes 22h 20m and costs $150 - $200.

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It takes approximately 6h 41m to get from Melbourne to Grafton Airport (GFN), including transfers.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Grafton Airport (GFN) is to bus via Hornsby which takes 22h 20m and costs $150 - $200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $180 - $400 and takes 22h 36m.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Coffs Harbour Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Grafton Airport (GFN) is 1436 km. It takes approximately 15h 7m to drive from Melbourne to Grafton Airport (GFN).

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Virgin Australia, Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Coffs Harbour Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Grafton Airport (GFN). Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Grafton Airport (GFN).
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  • Distance: 1164.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 41m

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Grafton Airport (GFN), Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Grafton Airport (GFN) via Parramatta, Parramatta Station, Stand A4, Hornsby Station, Stand F, Hornsby, and Grafton City South in around 22h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Grafton Airport (GFN) via Central Station and Grafton Station in around 22h 36m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $310
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Grafton Station
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$35 - $55
First Class
$45 - $75
Train from Central Station to Grafton Station
Ave. Duration
10h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$70 - $110
First Class
$95 - $150
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Website
XPT
Economy
$75 - $100
First
$100 - $140
Sleeper
$210 - $250
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61244235233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Grafton City South
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Hornsby to Grafton City South
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
Premier Motor Service
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Ballina to Grafton
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$26 - $40
Advantage
$30 - $45
Premium
$30 - $50
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $250
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$130 - $200
Advantage
$150 - $230
Premium
$170 - $250
Bus from Sydney to Grafton
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $180
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$90 - $140
Advantage
$110 - $160
Premium
$120 - $180
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Parramatta
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $65
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $65
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $18.

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