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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  •  6h 4m

  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  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne 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

$46 - $58

Drive  •  4h 18m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Portland 230.4 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Portland  •  13h 17m

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

$53 - $262

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

  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  •  4h 59m

  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

$150 - $318

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Portland is to train and bus which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6h 4m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Portland. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Henty Street Bus Interchange/Henty St via Ballarat and Hamilton Station/Station St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 25m.

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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 6h 4m and costs $30 - $50.

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

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Portland is to bus which takes 7h 25m and costs $65 - $85. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $70 - $370 and takes 13h 17m.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport to Portland Airport. The quickest flight takes 11h 5m 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: 6h 4m

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 7h 25m. 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
15h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $230
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
43m
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
1h 10m
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
3h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
https://www.vline.com.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
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Ballarat to Hamilton Station/Station St
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Henty Street Bus Interchange/Henty St
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
PTV Regional Transit
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Hamilton Station/Station St to Henty Street Bus Interchange/Henty St
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Public Transport Victoria

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Portland is 369 km. It takes approximately 4h 18m 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 38+ hotels available in Portland. Prices start at $74 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 37m and costs $5.

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