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There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Mallacoota by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly Essendon Airport to Merimbula Airport, drive  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the plane from Essendon Airport to Merimbula Airport
  2. Drive from Merimbula Airport to Mallacoota

$137 - $145

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Train, bus  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale Bairnsdale - Melbourne Via Sale & Traralgon
  2. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to opposite Genoa Hotel/Alexanders Rd Batemans Bay - Melbourne Via Bairnsdale

$33 - $47

3 alternative options

Fly Melbourne to Merimbula, bus  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Merimbula (MIM) MEL - MIM
  2. Take the bus from Bennet Lane to opposite Genoa Hotel/Alexanders Rd

$140 - $376

Bus, train  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Flinders Street to Morwell
  2. Take the train from Morwell to Bairnsdale
  3. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to opposite Genoa Hotel/Alexanders Rd

$33 - $49

Drive  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Mallacoota 321.4 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Mallacoota is to train and bus which costs $45 - $70 and takes 9 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Mallacoota is to fly and drive which costs $190 - $210 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Mallacoota is 422 km. The road distance is 514.2 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Mallacoota without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 43 min and costs $45 - $70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Melbourne to Mallacoota, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Mallacoota is 514 km. It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to drive from Melbourne to Mallacoota.

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Regional Express offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Merimbula Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Mallacoota. Prices start at $74 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 .

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Mallacoota.
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  • Distance: 264 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

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

There is no direct connection from Melbourne to Mallacoota. However, you can take the train to Essendon, take the taxi to Essendon Airport, take the plane to Merimbula Airport, then take the drive to Mallacoota. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr, take the walk to Melbourne airport, fly to Merimbula, take the walk to Arthur Kaine Dr Opp Merimbula Airport, take the line 790 bus to Pambula Coach Stop, Bennett Lane, take the walk to Bennet Lane, take the bus to opposite Genoa Hotel/Alexanders Rd, then take the bus to Mallacoota.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Merimbula
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
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 Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Morwell to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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 Bennet Lane to opposite Genoa Hotel/Alexanders Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Bairnsdale to opposite Genoa Hotel/Alexanders Rd
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Flinders Street to Morwell
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Other operators
Free Spirit Airlines
Website
freespiritairlines.com.au
Plane from Essendon Airport to Merimbula Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$113
Schedules at
freespiritairlines.com.au

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