There are 3 ways to get from Melbourne to Paynesville by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale Bairnsdale - Melbourne Via Sale & Traralgon

$20 - $27

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale Melbourne - Bairnsdale Via Traralgon & Sale

$21 - $29

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Paynesville 183.3 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Paynesville is to train which costs $26 - $40 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Paynesville is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Paynesville is 242 km. The road distance is 293.3 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Melbourne to Paynesville, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Paynesville. However, there are services departing from Flinders Street and arriving at King St/Paynesville Rd via Bairnsdale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 16 min.

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

V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Paynesville 3 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 3 h 42 min. Alternatively, V-Line operates a bus from Melbourne to Paynesville once daily. Tickets cost $19 - $28 and the journey takes 3 h 43 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.

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 Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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