There are 2 ways to get from Melbourne to Princetown by train, taxi or car

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Train, taxi  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Colac Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Colac & Geelong
  2. Take a taxi from Colac to Princetown

$110 - $144

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Princetown 142.6 miles

$20 - $30

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The distance between Melbourne and Princetown is 186 km. The road distance is 228.2 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Princetown without a car is to train and taxi which takes 3 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Melbourne to Princetown, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Princetown is 228 km. It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to drive from Melbourne to Princetown.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Princetown. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Princetown.
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  • Distance: 116 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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

There is no direct connection from Melbourne to Princetown. However, you can take the train to Colac then take the taxi to Princetown. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Princetown.

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 Colac
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Other operators
Taxi from Colac to Princetown
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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