There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Grafton 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 Coffs Harbour, bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. MEL - CFS

$103 - $397

Cheapest option

Fly to Grafton  •  5 h 13 min

  1. MEL - GFN

$93 - $189

4 alternative options

Train  •  22 h 16 min

  1. 622 / ...
  2. 31 / ...

$129 - $275

Bus, train  •  24 h 22 min

  1. Fe31
  2. 31 / ...

$111 - $158

Bus, train via Tamworth  •  26 h 20 min

  1. 223
  2. 142

$146 - $196

Drive  •  15 h 30 min

  1. 908.3 miles

$120 - $190

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

Regional Express, Tigerair Australia and three other airlines fly from Melbourne to Grafton every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Grafton via Central Station in around 22 h 16 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Grafton via Albury, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Melbourne to Grafton via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Flights from Melbourne to Grafton via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Melbourne to Grafton via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Flights from Melbourne to Grafton via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Melbourne to Grafton via Gold Coast, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
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
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Grafton Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$65 - $100
1st Class
$90 - $140
Train from Hornsby Station to Grafton Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $95
1st Class
$85 - $130
Train from Hornsby Station to Tamworth Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Ryans Bus Service
Website
ryansbusservice.com.au
Bus from Park Av At Little St to Prince St Near Pound St
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
ryansbusservice.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
$45 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Glen Innes Tourist Centre, Church St to Grafton Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne and Grafton is 1165 km. The road distance is 1453 km.

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Grafton is to fly which costs $120 - $260 and takes 5 h 13 min.

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Grafton is to fly which takes 5 h 13 min and costs $120 - $260.

No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Grafton. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Grafton Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 16 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to get from Melbourne to Grafton, including transfers.