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There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Halls Gap by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 2 min

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

$17 - $24

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Train, bus  •  4 h 2 min

  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

$16 - $61

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Bus Firefly Express  •  5 h 9 min

  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

$38 - $46

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Halls Gap 157.9 miles

$22 - $35

Fly, bus  •  6 h 48 min

  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

$59 - $257

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Halls Gap is to bus which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Halls Gap is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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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 4 h 2 min.

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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 bus which takes 4 h 2 min and costs $23 - $35.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Melbourne to Halls Gap, including transfers.

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

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

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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 2 h 48 min to drive from Melbourne to Halls Gap.

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  • Distance: 142.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

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 4 h 2 min.

Airlines
Sharp Aviation
Website
sharpairlines.com
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
43 min
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
2 h 23 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Ararat
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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 Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ararat
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ararat to Information Centre/Grampians Rd
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Warrnambool Station/Merri St to Information Centre/Grampians Rd
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Ararat station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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

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There are 81+ hotels available in Halls Gap. Prices start at $71 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 37 min and costs $5.

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