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There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Grampians National Park by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ararat Ararat - Melbourne Via Ballarat / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ararat to Information Centre/Grampians Rd Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Ararat & Hamilton

$46 - $101

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Night bus, bus  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat Mildura - Melbourne Via Donald & Ballarat / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Stawell Nhill - Melbourne Via Ararat & Ballarat / ...

$40 - $65

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Ararat station Fe80
  2. Take the bus from Ararat to Information Centre/Grampians Rd Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Ararat & Hamilton

$68 - $86

Drive  •  3h 25m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Grampians National Park 171.8 miles

$24 - $40

Fly, bus  •  7h 26m

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Warrnambool (WMB) MEB - WMB
  2. Take the bus from Warrnambool Station/Merri St to Information Centre/Grampians Rd

$89 - $297

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Grampians National Park is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Grampians National Park is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3h 25m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Grampians National Park is 236 km. The road distance is 274.8 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Grampians National Park without a car is to train and bus which takes 4h 40m and costs $65 - $150.

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from Melbourne to Grampians National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport to Warrnambool Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Grampians National Park is 275 km. It takes approximately 3h 25m to drive from Melbourne to Grampians National Park.

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Sharp Aviation offers flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport to Warrnambool Airport.

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There are 79+ hotels available in Grampians National Park. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport is to line 59 tram which takes 37m and costs $5.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Grampians National Park.
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  • Distance: 147.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 40m

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Grampians National Park, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Grampians National Park via Ararat and Information Centre/Grampians Rd in around 5h 47m.

Airlines
Sharp Aviation
Website
sharpairlines.com
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Train 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
Train from Southern Cross to Ararat
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Ararat
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
Public Transport Victoria
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$45 - $49
Red Service
$32 - $35
Red Premium
$45 - $49
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 Ararat to Information Centre/Grampians Rd
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Ballarat to Stawell
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Warrnambool Station/Merri St to Information Centre/Grampians Rd
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Ararat station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
PTV Regional Transit
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat to Stawell
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Public Transport Victoria

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