There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Halls Gap by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  4h 4m

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

$31 - $87

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Train, bus via Ballarat  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Stawell Station
  3. Take the bus from Stawell Station to Information Centre/Grampians Rd

$23 - $45

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Bus  •  5h 9m

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

$64 - $72

Drive  •  2h 48m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Halls Gap 252.6 km

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Halls Gap is to train and bus via Ballarat which costs $22 - $50 and takes 5h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Halls Gap is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 2h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Halls Gap. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Information Centre/Grampians Rd via Ararat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 9m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Halls Gap is 228 km. The road distance is 252.6 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Halls Gap without a car is to train and bus which takes 4h 4m and costs $30 - $90.

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It takes approximately 4h 4m to get from Melbourne to Halls Gap, including transfers.

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

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Melbourne to Halls Gap bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Information Centre/Grampians Rd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Halls Gap is 253 km. It takes approximately 2h 48m to drive from Melbourne to Halls Gap.

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There are 95+ hotels available in Halls Gap. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Halls Gap, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Halls Gap via Ararat in around 5h 9m.

Train operators
V-Line

V/Line provides passenger rail and coach services to regional destinations across Victoria, Australia. Services go to/from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. 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 coach travel and long-distance train services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have tray tables and larger reclining seats with more leg room.

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Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Ararat
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$26 - $35
Train from Southern Cross to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$15 - $21
Bus operators
V-Line

V/Line provides passenger rail and coach services to regional destinations across Victoria, Australia. Services go to/from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. 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 coach travel and long-distance train services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have tray tables and larger reclining seats with more leg room.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Ararat to Information Centre/Grampians Rd
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$5 - $8
Bus from Ballarat to Stawell Station
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$13 - $19
Bus from Stawell Station to Information Centre/Grampians Rd
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$4 - $6
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
$58 - $64
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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