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There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Port Lincoln by plane, bus, train, car ferry or car

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Fly from Melbourne  •  4h 40m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Port Lincoln (PLO) MEL - PLO

$218 - $694

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Bus  •  21h 5m

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

$112 - $175

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Bus to Avalon, fly  •  7h 40m

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

$138 - $547

Train, bus, car ferry  •  20h 15m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Adelaide
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Wallaroo Mini Mart
  3. Take the car ferry from Wallaroo to Lucky Bay
  4. Take the bus from Cowell to Port Lincoln

$137 - $207

Train, bus  •  23h 46m

  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 Lincoln

$121 - $183

Drive  •  14h 58m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Port Lincoln 857.7 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Port Lincoln is to bus which costs $150 - $250 and takes 21h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Port Lincoln is to fly which costs $300 - $1,000 and takes 4h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Port Lincoln. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Port Lincoln via Adelaide. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 5m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Port Lincoln is 885 km. The road distance is 1372.3 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Port Lincoln without a car is to bus which takes 21h 5m and costs $150 - $250.

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from Melbourne to Port Lincoln, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Port Lincoln is to fly which takes 4h 40m and costs $300 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $250 and takes 21h 5m.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Port Lincoln Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Port Lincoln.
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  • Distance: 553.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 40m

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

Qantas, Regional Express and three other airlines fly from Melbourne to Port Lincoln hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Port Lincoln via Adelaide in around 21h 5m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Port Lincoln via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Melbourne to Port Lincoln via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Avalon to Port Lincoln via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Avalon to Port Lincoln via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Port Lincoln via Mildura, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Melbourne to Port Lincoln via Mount Gambier, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Avalon to Port Lincoln via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $500
Train operators
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
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
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus operators
Skybus
Yorke Peninsula Coach
Phone
(08) 8821 2755
Email
enquiries@ypcoaches.com.au
Website
ypcoaches.com.au
Bus from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Wallaroo Mini Mart
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
ypcoaches.snspreview14.com.au
Premier Stateliner
Phone
1300 851 345
Email
reservations@premierstateliner.com.au
Website
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Cowell to Port Lincoln
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Port Lincoln
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
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
11h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Kyneton to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Ferry operators
Sea SA
Phone
+61 (0)8 8823 0777
Website
seasa.com.au
Car ferry from Wallaroo to Lucky Bay
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
seasa.com.au
Book at
secure.customlinc.com.au

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Port Lincoln is 30m behind Melbourne. It is currently 9:18 PM in Melbourne and 8:48 PM in Port Lincoln.

Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Port Lincoln is 1372 km. It takes approximately 14h 58m to drive from Melbourne to Port Lincoln.

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Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Port Lincoln Airport.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Port Lincoln. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $18.

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