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

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Train, bus  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat Melbourne - Ballarat Via Melton / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to near Fire Station/Henty Hwy Melbourne - Ouyen Via Ballarat & Warracknabeal

$26 - $37

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Bus  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Ballarat Fe80
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to near Fire Station/Henty Hwy Melbourne - Ouyen Via Ballarat & Warracknabeal

$52 - $66

Train, bus via Stawell  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Stawell Melbourne - Nhill Via North Shore & Ararat / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stawell to near Fire Station/Henty Hwy Melbourne - Ouyen Via Ballarat & Warracknabeal

$29 - $72

Drive  •  4h 23m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Hopetoun 239.7 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, bus  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Mildura (MQL) MEL - MQL
  2. Take the bus from Post Office/Indi Ave to near Fire Station/Henty Hwy

$135 - $272

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Hopetoun is to train and bus which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Hopetoun is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 4h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Hopetoun station. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at near Fire Station/Henty Hwy via Ballarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 10m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Hopetoun is 328 km. The road distance is 383.5 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Hopetoun without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 41m and costs $35 - $55.

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It takes approximately 6h 41m to get from Melbourne to Hopetoun, including transfers.

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

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

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Melbourne to Hopetoun bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at near Fire Station/Henty Hwy.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Hopetoun is 383 km. It takes approximately 4h 23m to drive from Melbourne to Hopetoun.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Hopetoun.
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  • Distance: 204.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 41m

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Hopetoun via Ballarat in around 7h 10m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
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 Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Train from Southern Cross to Stawell
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Stawell
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Public Transport Victoria
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$50 - $53
Red Service
$40 - $44
Red Premium
$56 - $60
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 Ballarat to near Fire Station/Henty Hwy
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Stawell to near Fire Station/Henty Hwy
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
PTV Regional Transit
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Post Office/Indi Ave to near Fire Station/Henty Hwy
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Public Transport Victoria

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $18.

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