There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Penola by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly, taxi  •  3 h

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Mount Gambier (MGB) MEL - MGB
  2. Take a taxi from Mount Gambier to Penola

$188 - $368

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Bus Firefly Express  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Horsham
  2. Take the bus from Coach Terminal/24 Roberts Ave to McRae St/Robertson St
  3. Take the bus from Naracoorte to Penola

$51 - $64

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Train, bus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Bordertown Overland
  2. Take the bus from Bordertown to Penola

$77 - $103

Bus V-Line  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Sweetie's Bakery/North Tce Melbourne - Adelaide Via Bendigo & Nhill
  2. Take the bus from Bordertown to Penola

$56 - $80

Drive  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Penola 261.5 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Penola is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Penola is to fly and taxi which costs $250 - $550 and takes 3 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Penola. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Penola via Bordertown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 36 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Penola is 366 km. The road distance is 418.4 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Penola without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 5 min and costs $100 - $150.

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It takes approximately 3 h to get from Melbourne to Penola, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Mount Gambier Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Melbourne to Penola bus services, operated by Premier Stateliner, arrive at Penola station.

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Penola is 30 min behind Melbourne. It is currently 4:14 AM in Melbourne and 3:44 AM in Penola.

Map of how to get from Melbourne to Penola.
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  • Distance: 229 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Penola, SA, Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Penola via Sweetie's Bakery/North Tce and Bordertown in around 10 h 36 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Gambier
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Train operators
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Bordertown
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$58
Rail Saver
$67 - $72
Red Service
$68 - $74
Red Premium
$90 - $100
Bus operators
Premier Stateliner
Website
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Bordertown to Penola
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Naracoorte to Penola
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au
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 Sweetie's Bakery/North Tce
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Horsham
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Coach Terminal/24 Roberts Ave to McRae St/Robertson St
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Other operators
Taxi from Mount Gambier to Penola
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Penola is 418 km. It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to drive from Melbourne to Penola.

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Regional Express offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Mount Gambier Airport.

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There are 18+ hotels available in Penola. Prices start at $87 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 $18.

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