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

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Fly to Whyalla, drive  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Whyalla (WYA) MEL - WYA
  2. Drive from Whyalla to Port Pirie

$198 - $356

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Bus  •  13h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Adelaide Fe80 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Port Pirie Gx580

$60 - $105

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Fly to Adelaide, bus  •  7h 1m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Adelaide (ADL) MEL - ADL
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Port Pirie

$79 - $276

Train, bus via Adelaide  •  14h 7m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Adelaide Overland
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Port Pirie Gx580

$77 - $148

Train, bus  •  14h 44m

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

$87 - $148

Train, bus V-Line  •  17h 19m

  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 Pirie

$79 - $113

Drive  •  10h 28m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Port Pirie 593.4 miles

$80 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Port Pirie is to bus which costs $80 - $150 and takes 13h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Port Pirie is to fly and drive which costs $270 - $500 and takes 6h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Port Pirie. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Port Pirie via Adelaide. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 55m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Port Pirie is 813 km. The road distance is 949.5 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Port Pirie without a car is to bus which takes 13h 55m and costs $80 - $150.

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It takes approximately 6h 34m to get from Melbourne to Port Pirie, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Whyalla Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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

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Port Pirie is 30m behind Melbourne. It is currently 7:32 AM in Melbourne and 7:02 AM in Port Pirie.

Map of how to get from Melbourne to Port Pirie.
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  • Distance: 508.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 34m

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Port Pirie via Adelaide in around 13h 55m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Melbourne to Whyalla via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $470
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
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
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 Pirie
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$18 - $26
Flexifare
$27 - $40
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/
Premier Stateliner
Phone
1300 851 345
Email
reservations@premierstateliner.com.au
Website
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Port Pirie
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Port Pirie is 950 km. It takes approximately 10h 28m to drive from Melbourne to Port Pirie.

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Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Whyalla Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Port Pirie. Prices start at $63 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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