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There are 9 ways to get from Melbourne to Nimbin by plane, bus, night bus, train or car

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Fly Melbourne to Gold Coast, bus  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Gold Coast (OOL) MEL - OOL
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane St Before Wollumbin St to Nimbin Central School Near Thorburn St

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Fly Melbourne to Lismore  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Lismore (LSY) MEL - LSY

$110 - $290

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Fly Avalon to Gold Coast, bus  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Gold Coast (OOL) AVV - OOL
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane St Before Wollumbin St to Nimbin Central School Near Thorburn St

Fly Melbourne to Ballina, line 166 night bus, line 650 bus  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Ballina (BNK) MEL - BNK
  2. Take the line 166 night bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St
  3. Take the line 650 bus from Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St to Cullen St Before Sibley St

Fly Melbourne to Brisbane, train, line 760 bus, bus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Brisbane (BNE) MEL - BNE
  2. Take the train from International Airport, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
  3. Take the line 760 bus from Varsity Lakes station to Wharf St at Tweed Mall
  4. Take the bus from Tweed Mall, Wharf St to Brisbane St Before Wollumbin St
  5. Take the bus from Brisbane St Before Wollumbin St to Nimbin Central School Near Thorburn St

Train  •  24 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Kyogle Station 31

$190 - $345

Bus Firefly Express  •  27 h

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Lismore

$119 - $162

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  27 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Central Station Gx322 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chatswood to Lismore

$152 - $230

Drive  •  17 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Nimbin 1004 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Nimbin is to bus which costs $160 - $230 and takes 27 h.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Nimbin is to fly which costs $150 - $410 and takes 8 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Nimbin. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Cullen St Before Sibley St via Sydney and Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h.

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The distance between Melbourne and Nimbin is 1280 km. The road distance is 1606.4 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Nimbin without a car is to train which takes 24 h 46 min and costs $260 - $490.

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It takes approximately 7 h 1 min to get from Melbourne to Nimbin, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Nimbin is to fly which takes 8 h 33 min and costs $150 - $410. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $260 - $490 and takes 24 h 46 min, you could also bus, which costs $160 - $230 and takes 27 h.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Gold Coast Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Melbourne to Nimbin bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Lismore station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Nimbin.
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  • Distance: 800 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 1 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Nimbin, NSW, Australia?

Regional Express, Qantas and three other airlines fly from Melbourne to Nimbin every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Nimbin via Central Station and Kyogle Station in around 24 h 46 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Avalon to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Lismore via Albury, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Melbourne to Lismore via Merimbula, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Melbourne to Lismore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Flights from Melbourne to Lismore via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Melbourne to Lismore via Launceston, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Flights from Melbourne to Lismore via Hobart, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from International Airport, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$16 - $20
Standard
$18 - $24
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Kyogle Station
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$75 - $110
1st Class
$100 - $160
Bus operators
Gosel's Bus Service
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Brisbane St Before Wollumbin St to Nimbin Central School Near Thorburn St
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
transportnsw.info
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Night bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Waller's Bus Company
Website
wallersbus.com
Bus from Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St to Cullen St Before Sibley St
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
wallersbus.com
TRANSLink QLD
Surfside Buslines
Website
surfside.com.au
Bus from Tweed Mall, Wharf St to Brisbane St Before Wollumbin St
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
surfside.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Tweed Heads to Murwillumbah
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Lismore
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Chatswood to Lismore
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Central Station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Nimbin is 1606 km. It takes approximately 17 h 27 min to drive from Melbourne to Nimbin.

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

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There are 40+ hotels available in Nimbin. 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 20 min and costs .

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