There are 3 ways to get from Melbourne to Maryborough by train, night bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 9 min

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

$12 - $17

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Night bus  •  2 h 48 min

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

$12 - $17

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  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 $15 - $24 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Maryborough is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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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 2 h 48 min.

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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 3 h 9 min.

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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 3 h 9 min and costs $15 - $24.

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It takes approximately 3 h 9 min 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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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 2 h 6 min to drive from Melbourne to Maryborough.

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  • Distance: 86.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 9 min

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 3 h 9 min.

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
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Ballarat to Maryborough
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
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
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Havelock St/Clarendon St
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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