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There are 8 ways to get from Melbourne to Merimbula by plane, bus, night train, train or car

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Fly to Merimbula  •  3h 51m

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

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Bus  •  15h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
  2. Take the bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Canberra Hospital Coach Stop, Hospital Rd 702
  3. Take the bus from Canberra Hospital Coach Stop, Hospital Rd to Merimbula Coach Stop, Park St 771

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Fly to Canberra, bus  •  8h 33m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR) MEL - CBR
  2. Take the bus from West Row After London Cct to Merimbula Coach Stop, Park St

Fly to Moruya, bus  •  8h 32m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Moruya (MYA) MEL - MYA
  2. Take the bus from Vulcan St Opp Mirrabooka Av to Merimbula Coach Stop, Park St

Night train, bus  •  13h 19m

  1. Take the night train from Southern Cross to Albury Station 622
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Canberra
  3. Take the bus from West Row After London Cct to Merimbula Coach Stop, Park St 771

Train, bus via Albury  •  13h 55m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Albury 624
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Canberra
  3. Take the bus from West Row After London Cct to Merimbula Coach Stop, Park St 771

Train, bus  •  16h 17m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Goulburn Station 624
  2. Take the train from Goulburn Station to Canberra Station 631 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Canberra Station, Coach Stop to Merimbula Coach Stop, Park St 771

Drive  •  6h 43m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Merimbula 578.8 km

Melbourne to Merimbula by night train and bus

The journey time between Melbourne and Merimbula is around 24h 52m and covers a distance of around 903 km. This includes an average layover time of around 13h 33m. The fastest journey normally takes 24h 52m. Operated by XPT, Greyhound Australia and NSW TrainLink, the Melbourne to Merimbula service departs from Southern Cross and arrives in Merimbula Coach Stop, Park St. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
11h 18m
Layover time:
13h 33m
Total time:
24h 52m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
24h 52m
Journey distance:
903 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$110
Carbon emissions:
90 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
19:50
Last service departs at:
19:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Melbourne to Merimbula night train and bus schedules

Melbourne → Merimbula
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Rules to follow in Australia

1.5m

Regional advice

Regional advice

Travel within Australia

Regional restriction measures in place
Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

COVID-19 help in Australia

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1800 020 080

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within Australia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Merimbula is 1800 020 080.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Merimbula is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Merimbula is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1800 020 080.

Last updated: 15 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Merimbula is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 6h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Merimbula is to fly which costs $110 - $280 and takes 3h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Merimbula. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Merimbula Coach Stop, Park St via Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St and Canberra Hospital Coach Stop, Hospital Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 12m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Merimbula is 449 km. The road distance is 578.8 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Merimbula without a car is to night train and bus which takes 13h 19m and costs $110 - $300.

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It takes approximately 3h 51m to get from Melbourne to Merimbula, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Merimbula bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Melbourne station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Merimbula is to fly which takes 3h 51m and costs $110 - $280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $130 and takes 15h 12m.

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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 NSW TrainLink, arrive at Merimbula Coach Stop, Park St station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Merimbula.
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  • Distance: 449.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 51m

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

Regional Express and Qantas fly from Melbourne to Merimbula 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Merimbula via Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St and Canberra Hospital Coach Stop, Hospital Rd in around 15h 12m.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Merimbula
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from Melbourne to Moruya via Merimbula
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Melbourne to Moruya via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $380
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Merimbula
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $450
Train operators
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Night train from Southern Cross to Albury Station
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Website
XPT
Economy
$35 - $45
First
$45 - $65
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Train from Southern Cross to Albury Station
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Website
XPT
Economy
$35 - $45
First
$45 - $65
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Train from Southern Cross to Goulburn Station
Ave. Duration
8h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Website
XPT
Economy
$60 - $85
First
$85 - $120
Sleeper
$190 - $220
V-Line

V/Line provides passenger rail and coach services to regional destinations across Victoria, Australia. Services go to/from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. 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 coach travel and long-distance train services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have tray tables and larger reclining seats with more leg room.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Albury
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$35 - $50
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Goulburn Station to Canberra Station
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$19 - $29
First Class
$26 - $40
Bus operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from West Row After London Cct to Merimbula Coach Stop, Park St
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Canberra Hospital Coach Stop, Hospital Rd
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Bus from Canberra Hospital Coach Stop, Hospital Rd to Merimbula Coach Stop, Park St
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Bus from Canberra Station, Coach Stop to Merimbula Coach Stop, Park St
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61244235233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Vulcan St Opp Mirrabooka Av to Merimbula Coach Stop, Park St
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Premier Motor Service
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long-distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Albury to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$50 - $75
Advantage
$55 - $85
Premium
$60 - $95
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$59 - $64
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Merimbula is 579 km. It takes approximately 6h 43m to drive from Melbourne to Merimbula.

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Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Merimbula Airport.

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There are 152+ hotels available in Merimbula. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $18.

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