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

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Fly to Warrnambool  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Warrnambool (WMB) MEB - WMB

$61 - $263

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Train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Colac & Geelong

$19 - $28

3 alternative options

Fly to Portland, bus  •  15 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Portland (PTJ) MEB - PTJ
  2. Take the bus from Henty Street Bus Interchange/Henty St to Port Fairy Visitor Centre/Bank St

$57 - $269

Bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ararat Melbourne - Ararat Via Ballarat
  2. Take the bus from Ararat to Port Fairy Visitor Centre/Bank St Melbourne - Warrnambool Via Ararat & Hamilton

$29 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Port Fairy 182.4 miles

$26 - $40

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Port Fairy. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Port Fairy Visitor Centre/Bank St via Ararat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 34 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Port Fairy is 247 km. The road distance is 291.9 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Port Fairy without a car is to train which takes 5 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to get from Melbourne to Port Fairy, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Port Fairy 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 Fairy is to fly which takes 2 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 7 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 6 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport to Warrnambool Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Melbourne to Port Fairy bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Port Fairy Visitor Centre/Bank St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Port Fairy is 292 km. It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to drive from Melbourne to Port Fairy.

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Sharp Aviation offers flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport to Warrnambool Airport.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Port Fairy.
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  • Distance: 154.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 56 min

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

Sharp Aviation flies from Melbourne to Port Fairy twice daily. Alternatively, V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Port Fairy 4 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 3 h 32 min.

Airlines
Sharp Aviation
Website
sharpairlines.com
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Portland via Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $230
Train 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.

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Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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.

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Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Henty Street Bus Interchange/Henty St to Port Fairy Visitor Centre/Bank St
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ararat
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ararat to Port Fairy Visitor Centre/Bank St
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport is to line 59 tram which takes 37 min and costs .

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