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There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to Grafton by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  5 h 21 min

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

$89 - $371

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Fly to Grafton  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Grafton (GFN) MEL - GFN

$109 - $190

Fly to Ballina, bus  •  7 h

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

$102 - $367

Train  •  22 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Grafton Station 33 / ...

$120 - $260

Bus  •  23 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Grafton Gx244 / ...

$96 - $146

Train, bus  •  25 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Wodonga
  2. Take the bus from Wodonga to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
  3. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  4. Take the bus from Sydney to Grafton City South

$134 - $197

Drive  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Grafton 908.3 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Grafton is to bus which costs $130 - $210 and takes 23 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Grafton is to fly which costs $150 - $270 and takes 5 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Grafton. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Prince St At Fitzroy St via Sydney and Bligh St At Charles Lane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Grafton station. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Grafton Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 12 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Grafton is 1165 km. The road distance is 1453.3 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Grafton without a car is to train which takes 22 h 12 min and costs $160 - $370.

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Melbourne to Grafton, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Grafton is to fly which takes 5 h 13 min and costs $150 - $270. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $160 - $370 and takes 22 h 12 min, you could also bus, which costs $130 - $210 and takes 23 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Grafton.
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  • Distance: 727.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

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

Regional Express, Qantas 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 12 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Melbourne to Grafton via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 Gold Coast, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Flights from Melbourne to Grafton via Hobart, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $160
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Grafton Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $95
1st Class
$85 - $130
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
Train from Southern Cross to Wodonga
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Grafton City South
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Grafton City South
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
premierms.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.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Ballina to Grafton
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $25
Bus from Sydney to Grafton
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $90
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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 Wodonga to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
Murrays Coaches

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Coffs Harbour Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Melbourne to Grafton bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Grafton station.

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Melbourne to Grafton train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Grafton Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Grafton is 1453 km. It takes approximately 15 h 30 min to drive from Melbourne to Grafton.

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

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There are 31+ hotels available in Grafton. Prices start at $63 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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