There are 8 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 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

Cheapest option

Fly Melbourne to Port Augusta  •  4 h 38 min

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

$77 - $261

6 alternative options

Fly Avalon to Port Augusta  •  18 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Port Augusta (PUG) AVV - PUG

$97 - $364

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

$93 - $170

Train, bus  •  16 h 40 min

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

$95 - $166

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

$89 - $129

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

$78 - $105

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 - $150 and takes 18 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Port Augusta is to fly which costs $100 - $360 and takes 4 h 38 min.

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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.

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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 train and bus which takes 15 h 27 min and costs $120 - $240.

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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 V-Line, depart from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Port Augusta is to fly which takes 4 h 38 min and costs $100 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $180 and takes 18 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Whyalla Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 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?

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
Monday, 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 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from Avalon to Port Augusta via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
18 h 8 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Avalon to Port Augusta via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Avalon to Port Augusta via Gold Coast, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
24 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $330
Flights from Avalon to Port Augusta via Adelaide, Coober Pedy
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
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 Friday
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 - $110
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$58
Rail Saver
$86 - $92
Red Service
$100 - $110
Red Premium
$135 - $150
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
$14 - $21
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 - $55
Schedules at
premierstateliner.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 Augusta Meal Break
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$26 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $50
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
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 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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