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There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Maryborough by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train  •  3h 9m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat Melbourne - Ballarat Via Melton / ...
  2. Take the train from Ballarat to Maryborough Maryborough - Melbourne Via Ballarat

$11 - $17

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Bus  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Castlemaine Melbourne - Bendigo Via Sunbury / ...
  2. Take the bus from Castlemaine to Havelock St/Clarendon St Maryborough - Melbourne Via Castlemaine / ...

$11 - $19

2 alternative options

Night bus  •  2h 48m

  1. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Havelock St/Clarendon St Mildura - Melbourne Via Donald & Ballarat

$11 - $17

Drive  •  2h 6m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Maryborough 115 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Maryborough is to train which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Maryborough is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 2h 6m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Havelock St/Clarendon St. This bus operates Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Maryborough. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Maryborough via Ballarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 9m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Maryborough is 138 km. The road distance is 184.1 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Maryborough without a car is to train which takes 3h 9m and costs $16 - $24.

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It takes approximately 3h 9m to get from Melbourne to Maryborough, including transfers.

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

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Melbourne to Maryborough train services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Maryborough is to train which takes 3h 9m and costs $16 - $24. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $14 - $27 and takes 3h 22m.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Maryborough.
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  • Distance: 86.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 9m

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

You can take a train from Melbourne to Maryborough via Ballarat in around 3h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Maryborough via Castlemaine in around 3h 22m.

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.

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Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Train from Ballarat to Maryborough
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
https://www.vline.com.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 Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Castlemaine
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Castlemaine to Havelock St/Clarendon St
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Havelock St/Clarendon St
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
PTV Regional Transit
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Castlemaine to Havelock St/Clarendon St
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Public Transport Victoria

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Melbourne to Maryborough bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Havelock St/Clarendon St station.

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Melbourne to Maryborough train services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Maryborough station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Maryborough is 184 km. It takes approximately 2h 6m to drive from Melbourne to Maryborough.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Maryborough. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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