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There are 3 ways to get from Melbourne to Lakes Entrance by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the train from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale Bairnsdale - Melbourne Via Sale & Traralgon

$19 - $28

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Bus  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale Melbourne - Bairnsdale Via Traralgon & Sale

$20 - $30

Drive  •  3h 49m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Lakes Entrance 198.7 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Lakes Entrance is to train which costs $26 - $40 and takes 5h 20m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Lakes Entrance station. However, there are services departing from Flinders Street and arriving at Police Station/Roadknight St via Bairnsdale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 20m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Lakes Entrance is 266 km. The road distance is 318 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Lakes Entrance without a car is to train which takes 5h 20m and costs $26 - $40.

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It takes approximately 5h 20m to get from Melbourne to Lakes Entrance, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Lakes Entrance bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Flinders Street station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Lakes Entrance is to train which takes 5h 20m and costs $26 - $40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5h 20m.

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Melbourne to Lakes Entrance bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Bairnsdale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Lakes Entrance is 318 km. It takes approximately 3h 49m to drive from Melbourne to Lakes Entrance.

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  • Distance: 166.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 20m

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Lakes Entrance, VIC, Australia?

V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Lakes Entrance 3 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $25 and the journey takes 3h 43m. Alternatively, V-Line operates a bus from Melbourne to Lakes Entrance twice daily. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 3h 43m.

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.

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Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
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 Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/

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