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There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to Moonta by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Melbourne to Adelaide, bus

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Adelaide (ADL)
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne

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  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Adelaide
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne

Bus to Avalon, fly to Adelaide, bus

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Southern Cross to Avalon Airport
  2. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Adelaide (ADL)
  3. Take the bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne

Fly Melbourne to Whyalla, bus

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Whyalla (WYA)
  2. Take the bus from Whyalla to Port Wakefield
  3. Take the bus from Port Wakefield to Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ararat
  2. Take the bus from Ararat station to Adelaide
  3. Take the bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne

Train, bus via Keith

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ararat
  2. Take the bus from Ararat station to Keith
  3. Take the bus from Keith to Adelaide
  4. Take the bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne

Drive

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Moonta

Melbourne to Moonta by train and bus

The journey time between Melbourne and Moonta is around 33h 12m and covers a distance of around 918 km. This includes an average layover time of around 21h 8m. The fastest journey normally takes 25h 17m. Operated by V-Line, PTV Overland, Firefly Express and others, the Melbourne to Moonta service departs from Southern Cross and arrives in Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
12h 3m
Layover time:
21h 8m
Total time:
33h 12m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
25h 17m
Journey distance:
918 km
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
$116
Carbon emissions:
99 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
18:14
Last service departs at:
18:19

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Melbourne to Moonta train and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Moonta is to bus which costs $95 - $120 and takes 15h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Moonta is to fly and bus which costs $100 - $280 and takes 7h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Moonta. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne via Adelaide Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 36m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Moonta is 783 km. The road distance is 886.9 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Moonta without a car is to train and bus which takes 13h 59m and costs $110 - $200.

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It takes approximately 7h 15m to get from Melbourne to Moonta, including transfers.

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

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

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Melbourne to Moonta bus services, operated by Yorke Peninsula Coaches, arrive at Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne station.

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Moonta is 30 min behind Melbourne. It is currently 3:56 AM in Melbourne and 3:26 AM in Moonta.

Map of how to get from Melbourne to Moonta.
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  • Distance: 783.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 15m

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Moonta, SA, Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Moonta via Adelaide and Adelaide Central Bus Station in around 15h 36m.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $450
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide via Mildura
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$40 - $450
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide via Mount Gambier
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $450
Flights from Melbourne to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Flights from Avalon to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Avalon to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Train operators
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 Ararat
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$26 - $35
Bus operators
Yorke Peninsula Coaches
Phone
(08) 8821 2755
Email
enquiries@ypcoaches.com.au
Website
ypcoaches.com.au
Bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
ypcoaches.com.au
Bus from Port Wakefield to Moonta Cnr Henry & Milne
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
ypcoaches.com.au
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Melbourne Southern Cross to Avalon Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
Skybus
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Skybus
Stateliner
Phone
1300 851 345
Email
adlterm@premierstateliner.com.au
Website
stateliner.com.au
Bus from Whyalla to Port Wakefield
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
stateliner.com.au
Bus from Keith to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
stateliner.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Ararat station to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Ararat station to Keith
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$59 - $64
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$59 - $65
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Moonta is 887 km. It takes approximately 10h 5m to drive from Melbourne to Moonta.

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Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Regional Express offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Adelaide Airport.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Moonta. 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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