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There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Red Cliffs by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Mildura (MQL) MEL - MQL

$115 - $249

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Swan Hill Melbourne - Swan Hill Via Bendigo
  2. Take the bus from Swan Hill to Mildura Mildura - Melbourne Via Swan Hill & Bendigo

$37 - $53

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Bus V-Line  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bendigo Bendigo - Melbourne Via Sunbury / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bendigo Station/Railway Pl to Mildura Mildura - Melbourne Via Swan Hill & Bendigo

$40 - $59

Bus Firefly Express  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Horsham Fe80 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Coach Terminal/24 Roberts Ave to Post Office/Indi Ave Horsham - Mildura Via Warracknabeal & Ouyen

$39 - $47

Night bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Post Office/Indi Ave Mildura - Melbourne Via Donald & Ballarat

$35 - $55

Drive  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Red Cliffs 329.5 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Red Cliffs is to bus which costs $50 - $70 and takes 10 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Red Cliffs is to fly which costs $160 - $360 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Post Office/Indi Ave. This bus operates Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Red Cliffs is 463 km. The road distance is 527.3 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Red Cliffs without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 37 min and costs $50 - $75.

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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Melbourne to Red Cliffs, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Red Cliffs 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 Red Cliffs is to fly which takes 2 h 42 min and costs $160 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Mildura Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Melbourne to Red Cliffs bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Mildura station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Red Cliffs.
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  • Distance: 289.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 42 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Red Cliffs, VIC, Australia?

Virgin Australia, Qantas and Regional Express fly from Melbourne to Red Cliffs every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Red Cliffs via Bendigo, Bendigo Station/Railway Pl, Mildura, and Eighth St/Deakin Ave in around 9 h 58 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
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 Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
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 Swan Hill to Mildura
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bendigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Bendigo Station/Railway Pl to Mildura
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Post Office/Indi Ave
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Horsham
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Coach Terminal/24 Roberts Ave to Post Office/Indi Ave
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Red Cliffs is 527 km. It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to drive from Melbourne to Red Cliffs.

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

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There are 62+ hotels available in Red Cliffs. Prices start at $69 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 .

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