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There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Murray Bridge by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Murray Bridge Overland

$55 - $95

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Bus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Murray Bridge Fe80 / ...

$40 - $60

3 alternative options

Drive  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Murray Bridge 408.8 miles

$55 - $85

Fly from Melbourne, bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Adelaide (ADL) MEL - ADL
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Murray Bridge

$91 - $276

Fly from Avalon, bus  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Adelaide (ADL) AVV - ADL
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Murray Bridge

$111 - $659

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Murray Bridge is to bus which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Murray Bridge is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $390 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Melbourne and arriving at Murray Bridge. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Murray Bridge. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 13 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Murray Bridge is 590 km. The road distance is 654.1 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Murray Bridge without a car is to train which takes 8 h 13 min and costs $75 - $140.

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The train from Southern Cross to Murray Bridge takes 8 h 13 min including transfers and departs twice a week.

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

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Melbourne to Murray Bridge train services, operated by PTV Overland, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Murray Bridge is to train which takes 8 h 13 min and costs $75 - $140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Murray Bridge.
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  • Distance: 368.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 13 min

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

PTV Overland operates a train from Melbourne to Murray Bridge twice a week. Tickets cost $55 - $95 and the journey takes 8 h 13 min. Alternatively, Firefly Express operates a bus from Melbourne to Murray Bridge twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $50 and the journey takes 9 h 10 min. V-Line also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Avalon to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Avalon to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Train operators
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Murray Bridge
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$78 - $83
Red Service
$85 - $95
Red Premium
$120 - $130
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Murray Bridge
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Murray Bridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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 Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Information Centre/South Tce
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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

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Melbourne to Murray Bridge bus services, operated by Firefly Express, arrive at Murray Bridge station.

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Murray Bridge is 30 min behind Melbourne. It is currently 12:06 AM in Melbourne and 11:36 PM in Murray Bridge.

Melbourne to Murray Bridge train services, operated by PTV Overland, arrive at Murray Bridge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Murray Bridge is 654 km. It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to drive from Melbourne to Murray Bridge.

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

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There are 28+ hotels available in Murray Bridge. Prices start at $65 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 $18.

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