There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to Port Augusta by plane, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Whyalla, bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Whyalla (WYA) MEL - WYA
  2. Take the bus from Whyalla to Port Augusta

$209 - $368

Cheapest option

Bus Firefly Express  •  18 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Adelaide Fe70
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Port Augusta

$79 - $112

5 alternative options

Fly to Port Augusta  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Port Augusta (PUG) MEL - PUG

$89 - $233

Train, bus via Port Augusta Meal Break  •  15 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Adelaide Overland
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Port Augusta Meal Break Gx580

$97 - $179

Train, bus  •  16 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Adelaide Overland
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Port Augusta

$98 - $175

Bus V-Line  •  18 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to 85 Franklin St Melbourne - Adelaide Via Bendigo & Nhill
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Port Augusta

$92 - $138

Drive  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Port Augusta 644.6 miles

$90 - $140

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

Tigerair Australia, Regional Express and two other airlines fly from Melbourne to Port Augusta once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Port Augusta via 85 Franklin St and Adelaide in around 18 h 5 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Whyalla via Mildura, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Whyalla via Mount Gambier, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Melbourne to Port Augusta via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Melbourne to Whyalla via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $470
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 - $120
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$60
Rail Saver
$90 - $96
Red Service
$105 - $115
Red Premium
$140 - $155
Bus operators
Premier Stateliner
Website
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Whyalla to Port Augusta
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Port Augusta
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Port Augusta Meal Break
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$27 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $55
V-Line
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
$55 - $80
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne and Port Augusta is 882 km. The road distance is 1031 km.

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Port Augusta is to bus which costs $100 - $150 and takes 18 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Port Augusta is to fly which takes 4 h 38 min and costs $110 - $310.

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Port Augusta. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Port Augusta via Adelaide. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 5 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to get from Melbourne to Port Augusta, including transfers.