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There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to Lithgow by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Melbourne to Sydney, train  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Sydney (SYD) MEL - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Lithgow Station

$89 - $276

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Bus  •  14 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
  2. Take the bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 724
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Macquarie St At Kendal St 793
  4. Take the bus from Macquarie St At Kendal St to Lithgow Station, Railway Pde 550

$65 - $86

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Fly Avalon to Sydney, train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Sydney (SYD) AVV - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Lithgow Station

$74 - $259

Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Orange, bus  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Orange (OAG) MEB - OAG
  2. Take the bus from Lucknow Coach Stop, Mitchell Hwy to Lithgow Station, Railway Pde

$79 - $233

Bus, train  •  14 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Central Station Gx323 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Lithgow Station Blue Mountains Line / ...

$84 - $138

Train  •  14 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Lithgow Station Blue Mountains Line / ...

$74 - $186

Drive  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Lithgow 517.1 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Lithgow is to bus which costs $90 - $130 and takes 14 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Lithgow is to fly and bus which costs $110 - $330 and takes 6 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Lithgow station. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Lithgow Station, Railway Pde via Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St, Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay and Macquarie St At Kendal St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Lithgow station. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Lithgow Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 55 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Lithgow is 672 km. The road distance is 827.4 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Lithgow without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 22 min and costs $90 - $130.

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It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to get from Melbourne to Lithgow, including transfers.

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

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Melbourne to Lithgow train services, operated by XPT, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Lithgow is to bus which takes 14 h 22 min and costs $90 - $130. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $270 and takes 14 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Lithgow.
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  • Distance: 420.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 47 min

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Lithgow via Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St, Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay, and Macquarie St At Kendal St in around 14 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Lithgow via Central Station in around 14 h 55 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Orange
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Lithgow Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$14 - $21
1st Class
$19 - $29
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
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
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Lucknow Coach Stop, Mitchell Hwy to Lithgow Station, Railway Pde
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Macquarie St At Kendal St
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Macquarie St At Kendal St to Lithgow Station, Railway Pde
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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 Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $100
Flexifare
$85 - $120

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Melbourne to Lithgow bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Lithgow Station, Railway Pde.

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Melbourne to Lithgow train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Lithgow Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Lithgow is 827 km. It takes approximately 9 h 6 min to drive from Melbourne to Lithgow.

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Tigerair Australia, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 88+ hotels available in Lithgow. Prices start at $78 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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