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

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Fly  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Perth (PER) MEL - PER

$111 - $188

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Train  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Adelaide Overland
  2. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Perth Indian Pacific

$488 - $1,208

Bus, train  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to 85 Franklin St Melbourne - Adelaide Via Bendigo & Nhill
  2. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Perth Indian Pacific

$488 - $1,178

Bus, train via Transwa Bay Esperance  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to 85 Franklin St
  2. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Kalgoorlie
  3. Take the bus from Station Access Rd Kalgoorlie to Transwa Bay Esperance
  4. Take the bus from Transwa Bay Esperance to Transwa Bay East Perth Set-Down

$473 - $1,003

Drive  •  37 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Perth 2135.6 miles

$300 - $440

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Perth is to fly which costs $150 - $260 and takes 6 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Perth is to fly which costs $150 - $260 and takes 6 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Perth. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Perth via Adelaide Parklands. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5 h.

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The distance between Melbourne and Perth is 2721 km. The road distance is 3417 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Perth without a car is to train which takes 2 days 5 h and costs $650 - $1,700.

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

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Melbourne to Perth train services, operated by PTV Overland, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Perth is to fly which takes 6 h 6 min and costs $150 - $260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $650 - $1,700 and takes 2 days 5 h.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Perth.
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  • Distance: 1700.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 6 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Perth, WA, Australia?

Qantas, Tigerair Australia and two other airlines fly from Melbourne to Perth hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Perth via Adelaide and Adelaide Parklands in around 2 days 5 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Perth
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Flights from Melbourne to Perth via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Perth
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $210
Flights from Melbourne to Perth via Kalgoorlie
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $210
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Perth
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Perth
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Train operators
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$58
Rail Saver
$87 - $92
Red Service
$100 - $110
Red Premium
$135 - $150
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Perth
Ave. Duration
42 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$430 - $1,100
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$436
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$700 - $1,000
Low Gold Single Cabin
$750 - $1,100
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$900 - $1,200
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Kalgoorlie
Ave. Duration
28 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$338
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$550 - $750
Low Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$700 - $950
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 Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
TransWA
Phone
1300 662 205
Email
info@transwa.wa.gov.au
Website
transwa.wa.gov.au
Bus from Station Access Rd Kalgoorlie to Transwa Bay Esperance
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
transwa.wa.gov.au
Bus from Transwa Bay Esperance to Transwa Bay East Perth Set-Down
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
transwa.wa.gov.au

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