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

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Fly to Moree, drive  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Moree (MRZ) MEL - MRZ
  2. Drive from Moree to Lightning Ridge

$216 - $648

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Train, bus  •  16 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra 622 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 791
  3. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St 513

$88 - $207

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Fly to Dubbo, bus  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Dubbo (DBO) MEL - DBO
  2. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St

$270 - $292

Bus, train  •  17 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Albury
  2. Take the train from Albury to Cootamundra 622 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 791
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St 513

$97 - $234

Train, bus via Central Station  •  24 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Dubbo Station 427
  3. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St 513

$127 - $273

Drive  •  13 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Lightning Ridge 727.8 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Lightning Ridge is to train and bus which costs $120 - $290 and takes 16 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Lightning Ridge is to fly and drive which costs $290 - $900 and takes 8 h 37 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Lightning Ridge is 973 km. The road distance is 1164.5 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Lightning Ridge without a car is to train and bus which takes 16 h 17 min and costs $120 - $290.

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It takes approximately 8 h 37 min to get from Melbourne to Lightning Ridge, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Moree Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Lightning Ridge is 1165 km. It takes approximately 13 h 20 min to drive from Melbourne to Lightning Ridge.

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Qantas offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Moree Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Lightning Ridge. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Lightning Ridge.
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  • Distance: 607.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 37 min

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

There is no direct connection from Melbourne to Lightning Ridge. However, you can take the bus to Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr, take the walk to Melbourne airport, fly to Moree, then take the drive to Lightning Ridge. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr, take the walk to Melbourne airport, fly to Dubbo, take the taxi to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay, then take the bus to Lightning Ridge.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Moree via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Moree via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Moree via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Moree via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Albury, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $700
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo via Wagga Wagga, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $700
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$35 - $50
First
$50 - $70
Sleeper
$120 - $140
Train from Albury to Cootamundra
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $110
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$22 - $29
First
$30 - $45
Sleeper
$95 - $110
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Dubbo Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$60 - $90
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Albury
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$26 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $50
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Albury station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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