There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Port Lincoln by plane, train, bus 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 from Melbourne  •  4 h 40 min

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

$218 - $693

Cheapest option

Bus Firefly Express  •  22 h 40 min

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

$113 - $160

4 alternative options

Fly from Avalon  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Port Lincoln (PLO) AVV - PLO

$138 - $546

Train, bus  •  21 h 15 min

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

$131 - $221

Bus V-Line  •  22 h 40 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 Lincoln

$125 - $185

Drive  •  14 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Port Lincoln 857.7 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Port Lincoln is to bus which costs $150 - $220 and takes 22 h 40 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Port Lincoln is to fly which costs $290 - $950 and takes 4 h 40 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Port Lincoln. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Port Lincoln via Adelaide. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 40 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Melbourne to Port Lincoln without a car is to train and bus which takes 21 h 15 min and costs $170 - $310.

More details

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

More details

Melbourne to Port Lincoln bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St station.

More details

The best way to get from Melbourne to Port Lincoln is to fly which takes 4 h 40 min and costs $290 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $260 and takes 22 h 40 min.

Mode details

There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Port Lincoln Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

Search flights

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

More details

Port Lincoln is 30 min behind Melbourne. It is currently 3:40 PM in Melbourne and 3:10 PM in Port Lincoln.

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

Get driving directions

Map of how to get from Melbourne to Port Lincoln.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 553.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

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 85 Franklin St and Adelaide in around 22 h 40 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Port Lincoln via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Melbourne to Port Lincoln via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Avalon to Port Lincoln via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Avalon to Port Lincoln via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Avalon to Port Lincoln via Gold Coast, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $500
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Port Lincoln via Mildura, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Melbourne to Port Lincoln via Mount Gambier, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Avalon to Port Lincoln via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
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
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$58
Rail Saver
$87 - $92
Red Service
$100 - $110
Red Premium
$135 - $150
Bus operators
Premier Stateliner
Website
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Port Lincoln
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
premierstateliner.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
$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

Want to know more about travelling around Australia

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.