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

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Fly  •  2h 40m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Mount Gambier (MGB) MEL - MGB

$144 - $308

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Train, bus  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat Ballarat - Melbourne Via Melton / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East Mt Gambier - Melbourne Via Hamilton & Ballarat

$27 - $38

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Bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Ballarat Fe80
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East Mt Gambier - Melbourne Via Hamilton & Ballarat

$53 - $67

Train, bus via Warrnambool  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Colac & Geelong
  2. Take the bus from Warrnambool to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East Melbourne - Mount Gambier Via Geelong & Warrnambool

$31 - $44

Drive  •  5h

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Mount Gambier 275.3 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Mount Gambier is to train and bus which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Mount Gambier is to fly which costs $200 - $440 and takes 2h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Mount Gambier. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East via Ballarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 55m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Mount Gambier is 367 km. The road distance is 440.5 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Mount Gambier without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 26m and costs $35 - $55.

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It takes approximately 2h 40m to get from Melbourne to Mount Gambier, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Mount Gambier is to fly which takes 2h 40m and costs $200 - $440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $95 and takes 6h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Mount Gambier Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Melbourne to Mount Gambier bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Mount Gambier.
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  • Distance: 229.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 40m

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

Regional Express flies from Melbourne to Mount Gambier twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Mount Gambier via Ballarat in around 6h 55m.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Gambier
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
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 Southern Cross to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
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 Ballarat to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Warrnambool to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Mount Gambier is 30m behind Melbourne. It is currently 8:12 PM in Melbourne and 7:42 PM in Mount Gambier.

Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Mount Gambier is 440 km. It takes approximately 5h to drive from Melbourne to Mount Gambier.

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Regional Express offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Mount Gambier Airport.

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There are 49+ hotels available in Mount Gambier. Prices start at $74 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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