There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Mount Dandenong by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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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Train, line 688 bus  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Melbourne Central to Croydon Lilydale
  2. Take the line 688 bus from Croydon to Gibbs Rd/Mt. Dandenong Tourist Rd 688

$3

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Train, line 688 bus via Upper Ferntree Gully  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Melbourne Central to Upper Ferntree Gully Belgrave
  2. Take the line 688 bus from Upper Ferntree Gully to William Ricketts Sanctuary/Mt. Dandenong Tourist Rd 688

$3

Bus, line 732 bus, line 688 bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Swanston St/Lonsdale St to Box Hill Bus Station/Station St 302 / ...
  2. Take the line 732 bus from Box Hill Bus Station/Station St to Upper Ferntree Gully 732
  3. Take the line 688 bus from Upper Ferntree Gully to William Ricketts Sanctuary/Mt. Dandenong Tourist Rd 688

$3

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Melbourne to Mount Dandenong 27.7 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Mount Dandenong 27.7 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  40 min

  1. Take an Uber from Melbourne to Mount Dandenong 27.7 miles

$45 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Mount Dandenong is to train and line 688 bus which costs $5 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Mount Dandenong is to taxi which costs $80 - $100 and takes 40 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Mount Dandenong is 34 km. The road distance is 44.3 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to get from Melbourne to Mount Dandenong, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Mount Dandenong. However, there are services departing from Swanston St/Lonsdale St and arriving at William Ricketts Sanctuary/Mt. Dandenong Tourist Rd via Box Hill Bus Station/Station St and Upper Ferntree Gully. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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The nearest airport to Mount Dandenong is Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) Airport which is 41.5 km away. Other nearby airports include Melbourne (MEL) (48.1 km), Avalon (AVV) (80.3 km), Albury (ABX) (242.1 km) and Wagga Wagga (WGA) (351.9 km).

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Mount Dandenong.
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  • Distance: 21.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 36 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Mount Dandenong, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Mount Dandenong via Box Hill Bus Station/Station St and Upper Ferntree Gully in around 3 h 18 min.

Train operators
Metro
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Melbourne Central to Croydon
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Train from Melbourne Central to Upper Ferntree Gully
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Bus operators
Metropolitan buses
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Croydon to Gibbs Rd/Mt. Dandenong Tourist Rd
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$0
Daily
$0
Bus from Upper Ferntree Gully to William Ricketts Sanctuary/Mt. Dandenong Tourist Rd
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$0
Daily
$0
Bus from Swanston St/Lonsdale St to Box Hill Bus Station/Station St
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Bus from Box Hill Bus Station/Station St to Upper Ferntree Gully
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$0
Daily
$0
PTV Night Network
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Melbourne Central/Lonsdale St to Box Hill Central/Maroondah Hwy
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
2 hour ticket
$3
Other operators
Uber Melbourne
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Melbourne to Mount Dandenong
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$45 - $60
UberX
$45 - $60
Select
$70 - $90
UberXL
$70 - $90
Black
$100 - $130
Taxi from Melbourne to Mount Dandenong
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Silver Top Taxi
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
silvertop.com.au

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