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There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Portland by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Colac & Geelong
  2. Take the bus from Warrnambool to Henty Street Bus Interchange/Henty St Melbourne - Mount Gambier Via Geelong & Warrnambool

$24 - $34

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Bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Hamilton Station/Station St
  3. Take the bus from Hamilton Station/Station St to Henty Street Bus Interchange/Henty St

$21 - $30

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Drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Portland 230.4 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Portland  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Portland (PTJ) MEB - PTJ

$53 - $262

Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Warrnambool, bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Warrnambool (WMB) MEB - WMB
  2. Take the bus from Warrnambool to Henty Street Bus Interchange/Henty St

$53 - $248

Fly Melbourne to Mount Gambier, bus  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Mount Gambier (MGB) MEL - MGB
  2. Take the bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Henty Street Bus Interchange/Henty St

$145 - $305

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Portland is to bus which costs $29 - $45 and takes 6 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Portland is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Portland. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Henty Street Bus Interchange/Henty St via Ballarat and Hamilton Station/Station St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 54 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Portland is 300 km. The road distance is 368.6 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Portland without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 4 min and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from Melbourne to Portland, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Portland 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 Portland is to bus which takes 6 h 54 min and costs $29 - $45. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $70 - $370 and takes 13 h 17 min.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport to Portland Airport. The quickest flight takes 11 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Melbourne to Portland bus services, operated by PTV Regional Transit, arrive at Henty Street Bus Interchange/Henty St station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Portland.
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  • Distance: 187.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 4 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Portland, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Portland via Ballarat and Hamilton Station/Station St in around 6 h 54 min. Alternatively, Sharp Aviation flies from Melbourne to Portland once daily.

Airlines
Sharp Aviation
Website
sharpairlines.com
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
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Gambier
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
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.

Contact Details
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.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Warrnambool to Henty Street Bus Interchange/Henty St
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat to Hamilton Station/Station St
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Henty Street Bus Interchange/Henty St
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Hamilton Station/Station St to Henty Street Bus Interchange/Henty St
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Portland is 369 km. It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to drive from Melbourne to Portland.

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

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There are 36+ hotels available in Portland. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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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 $5.

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