There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Hay by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus via Shepparton  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Shepparton
  2. Take the bus from Shepparton to Coolabah Café/Bridge Rd
  3. Take the bus from Darlington Point Coach Stop, Bridge St to Hay Coach Stop, Sturt Hwy 725

$37 - $52

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Bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Shepparton
  2. Take the bus from Shepparton to Coolabah Café/Bridge Rd
  3. Take the bus from Darlington Point Coach Stop, Bridge St to Hay Coach Stop, Sturt Hwy 725

$42 - $60

Train XPT, bus  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Junee 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Junee Station to Griffith Station 641
  3. Take the bus from Griffith Station, Coach Bay to Hay Coach Stop, Sturt Hwy 725

$62 - $165

Drive  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Hay 257.9 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Mildura, bus  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Mildura (MQL) MEL - MQL
  2. Take the bus from Mildura Station, Coach Bay to Hay Coach Stop, Sturt Hwy

$139 - $277

Fly to Griffith, bus  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Griffith (GFF) MEL - GFF
  2. Take the bus from Griffith Station, Coach Bay to Hay Coach Stop, Sturt Hwy

$425 - $504

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Hay. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Hay Coach Stop, Sturt Hwy via Shepparton and Darlington Point Coach Stop, Bridge St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Hay is 368 km. The road distance is 412.6 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Hay without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 12 min to get from Melbourne to Hay, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Mildura Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Melbourne to Hay bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Hay Coach Stop, Sturt Hwy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Hay is 413 km. It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to drive from Melbourne to Hay.

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Virgin Australia, Qantas and Regional Express offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Mildura Airport.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Hay. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Hay.
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  • Distance: 229.8 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 12 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Hay, NSW, Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Hay via Shepparton, Coolabah Café/Bridge Rd, and Darlington Point Coach Stop, Bridge St in around 10 h 55 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Melbourne to Griffith via Albury, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Griffith via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Melbourne to Griffith via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Griffith via Launceston, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Melbourne to Griffith via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
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 Shepparton
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Junee
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$35 - $45
First
$45 - $65
Sleeper
$110 - $130
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Junee Station to Griffith Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$16 - $23
1st Class
$22 - $35
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 Shepparton to Coolabah Café/Bridge Rd
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Shepparton
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Darlington Point Coach Stop, Bridge St to Hay Coach Stop, Sturt Hwy
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Griffith Station, Coach Bay to Hay Coach Stop, Sturt Hwy
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Mildura Station, Coach Bay to Hay Coach Stop, Sturt Hwy
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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