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There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Harrietville by bus, train, night train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Wangaratta
  2. Take the bus from Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta
  2. Take the bus from Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St

Night train, bus

  1. Take the night train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta Station, Platform 1
  2. Take the bus from Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St

Drive

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Harrietville

Melbourne to Harrietville by bus

The bus journey time between Melbourne and Harrietville is around 23h 27m and covers a distance of around 370 km. This includes an average layover time of around 18h 50m. The fastest bus normally takes 8h 48m. Operated by V-Line and PTV Regional Transit, the Melbourne to Harrietville bus service departs from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arrives in Pioneer Park/Great Alpine Rd. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
4h 37m
Layover time:
18h 50m
Total time:
23h 27m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
8h 48m
Bus distance:
370 km
Buses per week:
4
Cheapest price:
$40
Carbon emissions:
46 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:07
Last bus departs at:
18:02

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Melbourne to Harrietville bus schedules

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

Frequently Asked Questions


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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

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

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

The social distance requirement in Harrietville 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: 20 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Harrietville is to bus which costs $40 - $55 and takes 6h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Harrietville is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 3h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Harrietville. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Pioneer Park/Great Alpine Rd via Wangaratta and Alpine Hotel/Anderson St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 43m.

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It is 212 km from Melbourne to Harrietville. It is approximately 335.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Harrietville without a car is to bus which takes 6h 43m and costs $40 - $55.

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It takes approximately 6h 43m to get from Melbourne to Harrietville, including transfers.

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

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Melbourne to Harrietville bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Alpine Hotel/Anderson St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Harrietville is 335 km. It takes approximately 3h 49m to drive from Melbourne to Harrietville.

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There are 289+ hotels available in Harrietville. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

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  • Distance: 212.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 43m

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Harrietville, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Harrietville via Wangaratta and Alpine Hotel/Anderson St in around 6h 43m.

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 Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$29 - $40
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta Station, Platform 1
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Website
XPT
Economy
$30 - $40
First
$40 - $55
Sleeper
$130 - $160
Night train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta Station, Platform 1
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Website
XPT
Economy
$30 - $40
First
$40 - $55
Sleeper
$130 - $160
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 Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$27 - $40
Bus from Wangaratta to Alpine Hotel/Anderson St
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$10 - $14

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