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There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Merimbula by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  3h 44m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Merimbula (MIM) MEL - MIM

$143 - $383

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Train, bus  •  9h 28m

  1. Take the train from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale Bairnsdale - Melbourne Via Sale & Traralgon
  2. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to Park St Batemans Bay - Melbourne Via Bairnsdale

$37 - $52

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Bus  •  9h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale Melbourne - Bairnsdale Via Traralgon & Sale
  2. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to Park St Batemans Bay - Melbourne Via Bairnsdale

$38 - $54

Drive  •  6h 44m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Merimbula 362.3 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Merimbula is to train and bus which costs $50 - $75 and takes 9h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Merimbula is to fly which costs $200 - $550 and takes 3h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Merimbula. However, there are services departing from Flinders Street and arriving at Park St via Bairnsdale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 28m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Merimbula is 449 km. The road distance is 579.7 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Merimbula without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 28m and costs $50 - $75.

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It takes approximately 3h 44m to get from Melbourne to Merimbula, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Merimbula bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Flinders Street station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Merimbula is to fly which takes 3h 44m and costs $200 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9h 28m.

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

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Melbourne to Merimbula bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Park St station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Merimbula.
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  • Distance: 280.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 44m

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Merimbula, NSW, Australia?

Regional Express flies from Melbourne to Merimbula twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Merimbula via Bairnsdale in around 9h 28m.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Merimbula
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
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.

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Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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 Bairnsdale to Park St
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Merimbula is 580 km. It takes approximately 6h 44m to drive from Melbourne to Merimbula.

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Regional Express offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Merimbula Airport.

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There are 243+ hotels available in Merimbula. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $18.

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