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

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Train, bus  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat Ballarat - Melbourne Via Melton / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Williamson St/Sunraysia Hwy Maryborough - Ballarat

$8 - $12

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Bus  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Ballarat Fe80
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Williamson St/Sunraysia Hwy Maryborough - Ballarat

$34 - $41

Night bus, bus  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat Mildura - Melbourne Via Donald & Ballarat / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Williamson St/Sunraysia Hwy Maryborough - Ballarat

$8 - $12

Drive  •  1h 45m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Lexton 99.1 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Lexton is to train and bus which costs $11 - $17 and takes 3h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Lexton is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 1h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Lexton. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Williamson St/Sunraysia Hwy via Ballarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 35m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Lexton is 141 km. The road distance is 158.6 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Lexton without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 6m and costs $11 - $17.

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It takes approximately 3h 6m to get from Melbourne to Lexton, including transfers.

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

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Melbourne to Lexton bus services, operated by PTV Regional Transit, arrive at Williamson St/Sunraysia Hwy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Lexton is 159 km. It takes approximately 1h 45m to drive from Melbourne to Lexton.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Lexton. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Lexton.
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  • Distance: 88.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 6m

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Lexton via Ballarat in around 3h 35m.

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/
Bus operators
PTV Regional Transit
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat to Williamson St/Sunraysia Hwy
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Public Transport Victoria
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
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
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/

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