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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Melbourne - Ballarat Via Melton / ...
  2. Melbourne - Ouyen Via Ballarat & Warracknabeal

$28 - $39

5 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Mildura - Melbourne Via Donald & Ballarat / ...
  2. Melbourne - Ouyen Via Ballarat & Warracknabeal

$28 - $39

Train, bus via Coach Terminal/24 Roberts Ave  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Nhill - Melbourne Via Ararat & North Shore / ...
  2. Horsham - Mildura Via Warracknabeal & Ouyen / ...

$28 - $68

Bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Fe70
  2. Horsham - Hopetoun Via Dimboola & Rainbow

$41 - $48

Drive  •  4 h 23 min

  1. 239.7 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. MEL - MQL

$136 - $273

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Hopetoun via Dimboola and Car Park Rear Toilet Block/Lloyd St in around 8 h 50 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
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
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Horsham
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Horsham
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$60
Rail Saver
$59 - $63
Red Service
$53 - $57
Red Premium
$73 - $78
Bus operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Ballarat to near Fire Station/Henty Hwy
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Coach Terminal/24 Roberts Ave to near Fire Station/Henty Hwy
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Car Park Rear Toilet Block/Lloyd St to near Fire Station/Henty Hwy
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Post Office/Indi Ave to near Fire Station/Henty Hwy
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Dimboola
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne and Hopetoun is 328 km. The road distance is 383 km.

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

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

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Hopetoun. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at near Fire Station/Henty Hwy via Ballarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

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