There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Nhill by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Nhill Nhill - Melbourne Via Ararat & North Shore / ...

$28 - $65

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Bus Firefly Express  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Nhill Fe70 / ...

$24 - $45

2 alternative options

Bus V-Line  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ararat Melbourne - Ararat Via Ballarat
  2. Take the bus from Ararat to Information Centre/Western Hwy Nhill - Melbourne Via Ararat & Ballarat

$25 - $35

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Nhill 233.1 miles

$30 - $50

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Melbourne and arriving at Nhill. Services depart once daily, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Nhill. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Nhill is 337 km. The road distance is 372.9 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Nhill without a car is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs .

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The train from Southern Cross to Nhill takes 5 h 20 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Melbourne to Nhill bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St station.

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Melbourne to Nhill train services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Nhill is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 33 min.

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Melbourne to Nhill bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Information Centre/Western Hwy station.

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Melbourne to Nhill train services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Nhill station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Nhill.
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  • Distance: 210.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Nhill, VIC, Australia?

V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Nhill twice a week. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 20 min. PTV Overland also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Nhill via Ararat in around 5 h 33 min.

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 Nhill
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Nhill
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$60 - $65
Red Service
$58 - $62
Red Premium
$79 - $85
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 Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ararat
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ararat to Information Centre/Western Hwy
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Information Centre/Western Hwy
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Nhill
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Nhill is 373 km. It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to drive from Melbourne to Nhill.

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There are three+ hotels available in Nhill. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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