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

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Fly Essendon Airport to Merimbula Airport  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the plane from Essendon Airport to Merimbula Airport

$137 - $142

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Train, bus  •  9 h 28 min

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

$38 - $52

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Fly Melbourne to Merimbula  •  3 h 44 min

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

$143 - $383

Bus  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bairnsdale Bairnsdale - Melbourne Via Sale & Traralgon
  2. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to Park St Melbourne - Batemans Bay Via Bairnsdale

$39 - $54

Drive  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Merimbula 362.3 miles

$50 - $75

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Merimbula. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Park St via Bairnsdale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 33 min.

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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 9 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to get from Melbourne to Merimbula, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Merimbula is to fly which takes 2 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 33 min.

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

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

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Regional Express offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Merimbula Airport.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Merimbula.
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  • Distance: 280.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 41 min

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

Free Spirit Airlines flies from Melbourne to Merimbula 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Merimbula via Bairnsdale in around 9 h 33 min.

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.

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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
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.

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Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Bairnsdale to Park St
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
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
$114
Schedules at
freespiritairlines.com.au

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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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