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

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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Fly from Melbourne, train  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Sydney (SYD) MEL - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Parramatta Station

$67 - $244

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Bus Firefly Express  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Parramatta Fe31

$40 - $55

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Fly from Avalon, train  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Sydney (SYD) AVV - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Parramatta Station

$62 - $242

Train  •  11 h 33 min

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

$62 - $169

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  12 h 25 min

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

$78 - $130

Drive  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Parramatta 527.9 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Parramatta is to bus which costs $60 - $75 and takes 11 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Parramatta is to fly and train which costs $95 - $350 and takes 3 h 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Melbourne and arriving at Parramatta. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Parramatta station. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Parramatta Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 33 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Parramatta is 703 km. The road distance is 844.6 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Parramatta without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 5 min and costs $60 - $75.

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from Melbourne to Parramatta, including transfers.

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

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Melbourne to Parramatta train services, operated by XPT, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Parramatta is to bus which takes 11 h 5 min and costs $60 - $75. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $240 and takes 11 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Parramatta.
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  • Distance: 439.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 27 min

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

Firefly Express operates a bus from Melbourne to Parramatta once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 11 h 5 min. Alternatively, XPT operates a train from Melbourne to Parramatta twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $170 and the journey takes 11 h 8 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Parramatta Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$2 - $3
1st Class
$2 - $5
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
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Parramatta
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
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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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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Melbourne to Parramatta train services, operated by XPT, arrive at Central Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Parramatta is 845 km. It takes approximately 8 h 46 min to drive from Melbourne to Parramatta.

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

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There are 1712+ hotels available in Parramatta. Prices start at $81 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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