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

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Train, bus via Swan Hill  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Swan Hill
  2. Take the bus from Swan Hill to Parilla Store/Mallee Hwy
  3. Take the bus from Parilla to Loxton

$45 - $67

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Bus via Ararat  •  12 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ararat
  2. Take the bus from Ararat to Ouyen Community Park/Oke St
  3. Take the bus from Ouyen Newsagency/Oke St to BP Pinnaroo/Mallee Hwy
  4. Take the bus from Pinnaroo to Loxton

$38 - $57

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Train PTV Overland, bus  •  13 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Murray Bridge
  2. Take the bus from Information Centre/South Tce to Parilla Store/Mallee Hwy
  3. Take the bus from Parilla to Loxton

$64 - $116

Bus Firefly Express  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Tailem Bend
  2. Take the bus from Tailem Bend to Karoonda
  3. Take the bus from Karoonda to Loxton

$49 - $63

Drive  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Loxton 416.7 miles

$55 - $90

Fly from Melbourne, bus  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Adelaide (ADL) MEL - ADL
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Loxton

$91 - $281

Fly from Avalon, bus  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Adelaide (ADL) AVV - ADL
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Loxton

$111 - $664

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Loxton is to bus which costs $50 - $85 and takes 12 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Loxton is to drive which costs $80 - $130 and takes 7 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Loxton. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Loxton via Ararat, Ouyen Newsagency/Oke St and Pinnaroo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 47 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Loxton is 543 km. The road distance is 666.7 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Loxton without a car is to train and bus which takes 12 h 16 min and costs $60 - $95.

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It takes approximately 12 h 16 min to get from Melbourne to Loxton, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Loxton bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St station.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Adelaide Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Melbourne to Loxton bus services, operated by LinkSA, arrive at Loxton station.

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Loxton is 30 min behind Melbourne. It is currently 12:05 PM in Melbourne and 11:35 AM in Loxton.

Map of how to get from Melbourne to Loxton.
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  • Distance: 339.7 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 16 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Loxton, SA, Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Loxton via Ararat, Ouyen Community Park/Oke St, Ouyen Newsagency/Oke St, and Pinnaroo in around 12 h 47 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Avalon to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Avalon to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
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 Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Murray Bridge
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
Public Transport Victoria
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$78 - $83
Red Service
$85 - $95
Red Premium
$120 - $130
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 Swan Hill to Parilla Store/Mallee Hwy
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ararat
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Ararat to Ouyen Community Park/Oke St
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Information Centre/South Tce to Parilla Store/Mallee Hwy
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
LinkSA
Phone
+61 (0)8 8339 7544
Email
info@linksa.com.au
Website
linksa.com.au
Bus from Parilla to Loxton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
linksa.com.au
Bus from Pinnaroo to Loxton
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
linksa.com.au
Bus from Murray Bridge Information Centre to Parilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
linksa.com.au
Bus from Tailem Bend to Karoonda
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
linksa.com.au
Bus from Karoonda to Loxton
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
linksa.com.au
PTV Regional Transit
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ouyen Newsagency/Oke St to BP Pinnaroo/Mallee Hwy
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Public Transport Victoria
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Tailem Bend
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Premier Stateliner
Phone
1300 851 345
Email
reservations@premierstateliner.com.au
Website
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Loxton
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Loxton is 667 km. It takes approximately 7 h 18 min to drive from Melbourne to Loxton.

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

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There are eight+ hotels available in Loxton. 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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