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There are 9 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.

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Fly Melbourne 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

$206 - $366

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Bus  •  15 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Adelaide Fe80 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Port Augusta

$77 - $120

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Bus to Avalon, fly to Whyalla, bus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross to Avalon Airport
  2. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Whyalla (WYA) AVV - WYA
  3. Take the bus from Whyalla to Port Augusta

$121 - $469

Bus to Avalon, fly to Port Augusta  •  15 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross to Avalon Airport
  2. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Port Augusta (PUG) AVV - PUG

$97 - $364

Fly Melbourne to Port Augusta  •  4 h 43 min

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

$137 - $371

Fly Melbourne to Adelaide, bus  •  8 h 48 min

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

$96 - $291

Train PTV Overland, bus  •  15 h 50 min

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

$87 - $177

Train, bus V-Line  •  18 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Kyneton
  2. Take the bus from Kyneton to 85 Franklin St
  3. Take the bus from Adelaide to Port Augusta

$86 - $128

Drive  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Port Augusta 644.6 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Port Augusta is to bus which costs $100 - $170 and takes 15 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Port Augusta is to fly which costs $190 - $550 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Port Augusta. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Port Augusta via Adelaide. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 44 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Port Augusta is 882 km. The road distance is 1031.4 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Port Augusta without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 44 min and costs $100 - $170.

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

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Port Augusta is to fly which takes 4 h 43 min and costs $190 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $170 and takes 15 h 44 min.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Whyalla Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Port Augusta.
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  • Distance: 551.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 20 min

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

Qantas, Regional Express and Virgin Australia fly from Melbourne to Port Augusta 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Port Augusta via Adelaide in around 15 h 44 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Melbourne to Whyalla via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $470
Flights from Avalon to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Avalon to Whyalla via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Avalon to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Avalon to Whyalla via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $420
Flights from Avalon to Port Augusta via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
16 h 38 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Avalon to Port Augusta via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
25 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Avalon to Port Augusta via Gold Coast, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
24 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$260 - $330
Flights from Melbourne to Port Augusta via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
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
Website
Public Transport Victoria
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$84 - $90
Red Service
$95 - $110
Red Premium
$130 - $145
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 Southern Cross to Kyneton
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus operators
Premier Stateliner
Phone
1300 851 345
Email
reservations@premierstateliner.com.au
Website
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Whyalla to Port Augusta
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Port Augusta
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Port Pirie to Port Augusta
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Southern Cross to Avalon Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
Skybus
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.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 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Kyneton to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
https://www.vline.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 Adelaide to Port Pirie
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$18 - $26
Flexifare
$27 - $40
Bus from Port Pirie to Port Augusta
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $21
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$7 - $11
Flexifare
$14 - $21

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Port Augusta is 30 min behind Melbourne. It is currently 7:21 PM in Melbourne and 6:51 PM in Port Augusta.

Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Port Augusta is 1031 km. It takes approximately 11 h 16 min to drive from Melbourne to Port Augusta.

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Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Whyalla Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Port Augusta. Prices start at $71 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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