There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Orbost by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale Melbourne - Bairnsdale Via Traralgon & Sale
  2. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to Nicholson St/Wolseley St Marlo - Melbourne Via Lake Tyers Beach & Lakes Entrance

$24 - $35

5 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale Bairnsdale - Melbourne Via Sale & Traralgon
  2. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to Nicholson St/Wolseley St Marlo - Melbourne Via Lake Tyers Beach & Lakes Entrance

$25 - $36

Drive  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Orbost 231.7 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Merimbula, bus  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Merimbula (MIM) MEL - MIM
  2. Take the bus from Bennet Lane to Nicholson St/Wolseley St

$156 - $402

Fly to Canberra, bus  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR) MEL - CBR
  2. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Nicholson St/Wolseley St

$97 - $308

Fly to Cooma, bus  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Cooma (OOM) MEL - OOM
  2. Take the bus from Centennial Park/Bombala St to Nicholson St/Wolseley St

$124 - $277

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Orbost is to train and bus which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Orbost is to drive which takes 4 h 19 min and costs $45 - $65.

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The distance between Melbourne and Orbost is 307 km. The road distance is 371 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from Melbourne to Orbost, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Orbost. However, there are services departing from Flinders Street and arriving at Nicholson St/Wolseley St via Bairnsdale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 24 min.

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Orbost via Bairnsdale in around 6 h 24 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Merimbula
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Cooma via Albury, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Melbourne to Cooma via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Melbourne to Cooma via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Melbourne to Cooma via Launceston, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
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.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
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 Bairnsdale to Nicholson St/Wolseley St
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Bennet Lane to Nicholson St/Wolseley St
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Nicholson St/Wolseley St
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Centennial Park/Bombala St to Nicholson St/Wolseley St
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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