COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply in Australia. Learn More.

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

Train, bus  •  4h 7m

  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

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 44m

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

$27 - $38

2 alternative options

Bus via Melbourne  •  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 252.4 km

$28 - $45

Melbourne → Halls Gap
Partially open

Travel safe during COVID-19

Rules to follow in Australia

1.5m

Regional advice

Travel within Australia

Regional restriction measures in place
Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

COVID-19 help in Australia

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1800 020 080

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within Australia.

Explore options for future travel

Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

Explore travel options

The national COVID-19 helpline number in Halls Gap is 1800 020 080.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Halls Gap is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Halls Gap is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1800 020 080.

Last updated: 2 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Department of Home Affairs.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Halls Gap is to bus which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4h 44m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Halls Gap is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 2h 48m.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Halls Gap. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Information Centre/Grampians Rd via Ararat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 44m.

More details

The distance between Melbourne and Halls Gap is 228 km. The road distance is 252.4 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Melbourne to Halls Gap without a car is to train and bus which takes 4h 7m and costs $30 - $90.

More details

It takes approximately 4h 7m to get from Melbourne to Halls Gap, including transfers.

More details

Melbourne to Halls Gap bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St station.

More details

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Halls Gap is 252 km. It takes approximately 2h 48m to drive from Melbourne to Halls Gap.

Get driving directions

There are 37+ hotels available in Halls Gap. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Melbourne to Halls Gap.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 228.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 7m

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 4h 44m.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Ararat
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$26 - $35
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 Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ararat
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$22 - $30
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

Want to know more about travelling around Australia

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.