There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Lilydale by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Melbourne Central to Lilydale Lilydale

$3

4 alternative options

Line 907 bus, bus  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the line 907 bus from Swanston St/Lonsdale St to Mitcham Station/Colombo St 907
  2. Take the bus from Ringwood Station/Maroondah Hwy to Lilydale 670 / ...

$9

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Melbourne to Lilydale 26.1 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  34 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Lilydale 26.1 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  34 min

  1. Take an Uber from Melbourne to Lilydale 26.1 miles

$45 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Lilydale is to train which costs $5 and takes 1 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Lilydale is to taxi which costs $75 - $95 and takes 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Melbourne Central and arriving at Lilydale. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 1 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Lilydale is 35 km. The road distance is 41.7 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Lilydale without a car is to train which takes 1 h 1 min and costs $5.

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The train from Melbourne Central to Lilydale takes 1 h 1 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Melbourne to Lilydale train services, operated by Metro, depart from Melbourne Central station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Lilydale is to train which takes 1 h 1 min and costs $5. Alternatively, you can line 907 bus and bus, which costs $13 and takes 1 h 58 min.

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Melbourne to Lilydale train services, operated by Metro, arrive at Lilydale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Lilydale is 42 km. It takes approximately 34 min to drive from Melbourne to Lilydale.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Lilydale.
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  • Distance: 21.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 1 min

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

Metro operates a train from Melbourne to Lilydale hourly. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 1 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Lilydale via Mitcham Station/Colombo St, Mitcham, Ringwood, and Ringwood Station/Maroondah Hwy in around 1 h 58 min.

Train operators
Metro
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Melbourne Central to Lilydale
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Bus operators
Metropolitan buses
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Swanston St/Lonsdale St to Mitcham Station/Colombo St
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Bus from Ringwood Station/Maroondah Hwy to Lilydale
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
PTV Night Network
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ringwood Station/Maroondah Hwy to Lilydale
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Other operators
Uber Melbourne
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Melbourne to Lilydale
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$45 - $60
UberX
$45 - $60
Select
$65 - $85
UberXL
$65 - $85
Black
$95 - $120
Taxi from Melbourne to Lilydale
Ave. Duration
34 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Silver Top Taxi
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
silvertop.com.au

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