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

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Fly  •  2 h 40 min

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

$144 - $308

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Train, bus  •  6 h 26 min

  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  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St 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

$28 - $39

Train, bus via Warrnambool  •  7 h 22 min

  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  •  5 h

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Mount Gambier 275.3 miles

$35 - $60

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Mount Gambier. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East via Ballarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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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 6 h 26 min and costs .

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

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Melbourne to Mount Gambier 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 Mount Gambier is to fly which takes 2 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 30 min.

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

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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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Mount Gambier is 30 min behind Melbourne. It is currently 2:30 AM in Melbourne and 2:00 AM in Mount Gambier.

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

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  • Distance: 229.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

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

Regional Express flies from Melbourne to Mount Gambier 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Mount Gambier via Ballarat in around 6 h 30 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Gambier
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
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
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
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.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Ballarat to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Warrnambool to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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

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There are 46+ hotels available in Mount Gambier. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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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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