There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Maru Koala & Animal Park by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, bus PTV Regional Transit  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Flinders Street to Narre Warren Pakenham
  2. Take the bus from Fountain Gate Shopping Centre/Overland Dr to Maru Fauna Park/Bass Hwy Fountain Gate - Cowes Via Pakenham & San Remo

$7

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Train, bus V-Line  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Melbourne Central to Dandenong Cranbourne / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dandenong to Stanley Rd/Bass Hwy Cowes or Inverloch - Melbourne Via Koo Wee Rup & Dandenong

$7 - $10

Line 901 bus, bus  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the line 901 bus from The Pines SC/Reynolds Rd to Dandenong 901
  2. Take the bus from Dandenong to Stanley Rd/Bass Hwy Cowes or Inverloch - Melbourne Via Koo Wee Rup & Dandenong

$8 - $10

Taxi  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Melbourne to Maru Koala & Animal Park 64.8 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Maru Koala & Animal Park 64.8 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Maru Koala & Animal Park. However, there are services departing from Swanston St/Lonsdale St and arriving at Stanley Rd/Bass Hwy via The Pines SC/Reynolds Rd and Dandenong. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 52 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Maru Koala & Animal Park is 83 km. The road distance is 103.7 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Maru Koala & Animal Park without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to get from Melbourne to Maru Koala & Animal Park, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Maru Koala & Animal Park bus services, operated by Metropolitan buses, depart from The Pines SC/Reynolds Rd station.

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Melbourne to Maru Koala & Animal Park bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Stanley Rd/Bass Hwy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Maru Koala & Animal Park is 104 km. It takes approximately 1 h 14 min to drive from Melbourne to Maru Koala & Animal Park.

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There are 103+ hotels available in Maru Koala & Animal Park. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Maru Koala & Animal Park.
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  • Distance: 51.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Maru Koala & Animal Park, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Maru Koala & Animal Park via The Pines SC/Reynolds Rd, Dandenong, and Stanley Rd/Bass Hwy in around 4 h 52 min.

Train operators
Metro
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Flinders Street to Narre Warren
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Train from Melbourne Central to Dandenong
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
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 Dandenong
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Fountain Gate Shopping Centre/Overland Dr to Maru Fauna Park/Bass Hwy
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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 Dandenong to Stanley Rd/Bass Hwy
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Metropolitan buses
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from The Pines SC/Reynolds Rd to Dandenong
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$0
Daily
$0
Other operators
Taxi from Melbourne to Maru Koala & Animal Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Silver Top Taxi
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
silvertop.com.au

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