There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to Port Macquarie by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Melbourne to Port Macquarie  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Port Macquarie (PQQ) MEL - PQQ

$175 - $446

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Bus  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Port Macquarie Gx244 / ...

$75 - $113

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Fly Avalon to Port Macquarie  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Port Macquarie (PQQ) AVV - PQQ

$105 - $379

Fly Melbourne to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) MEL - CFS
  2. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie

$106 - $400

Train  •  20 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Wauchope Station 31 / ...

$104 - $239

Train, bus  •  21 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Albury
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
  3. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  4. Take the bus from Chatswood to Port Macquarie

$104 - $167

Drive  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Port Macquarie 765.1 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Port Macquarie is to bus which costs $100 - $160 and takes 18 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Port Macquarie is to fly which costs $240 - $650 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Port Macquarie. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Port Macquarie via Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 20 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Port Macquarie is 1015 km. The road distance is 1224.2 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Port Macquarie without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 20 min and costs $100 - $160.

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It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Melbourne to Port Macquarie, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Port Macquarie is to fly which takes 5 h 44 min and costs $240 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $160 and takes 18 h 20 min, you could also train, which costs $140 - $330 and takes 20 h 29 min.

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

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Melbourne to Port Macquarie bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Port Macquarie station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Port Macquarie.
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  • Distance: 634.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 44 min

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

Qantas and Virgin Australia fly from Melbourne to Port Macquarie hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Sydney in around 18 h 20 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Avalon to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Avalon to Port Macquarie via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Avalon to Port Macquarie via Gold Coast, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $360
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Wauchope Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$55 - $85
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 Albury
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Chatswood to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.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 Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$30 - $45
Flexifare
$40 - $60
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 Albury to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Port Macquarie is 1224 km. It takes approximately 12 h 52 min to drive from Melbourne to Port Macquarie.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Port Macquarie Airport.

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There are 181+ hotels available in Port Macquarie. 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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