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

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Fly Melbourne to Mount Gambier, bus  •  5h 16m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Mount Gambier (MGB) MEL - MGB
  2. Take the bus from Mount Gambier to Robe

$162 - $335

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Train, bus V-Line  •  9h 3m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East
  3. Take the bus from Mount Gambier to Robe

$46 - $66

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Fly Melbourne to Adelaide, bus  •  8h 57m

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

$96 - $291

Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Portland, bus  •  18h 9m

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Portland (PTJ) MEB - PTJ
  2. Take the bus from Henty Street Bus Interchange/Henty St to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East
  3. Take the bus from Mount Gambier to Robe

$79 - $301

Bus  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Ballarat
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East
  3. Take the bus from Mount Gambier to Robe

$72 - $95

Train PTV Overland, bus  •  11h 28m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Bordertown
  2. Take the bus from Bordertown to Millicent
  3. Take the bus from Millicent to Robe

$96 - $133

Drive  •  6h 13m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Robe 326 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Robe is to train and bus which costs $65 - $95 and takes 9h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Robe is to fly and bus which costs $220 - $480 and takes 5h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Robe. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Robe via Ballarat and Mount Gambier. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 32m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Robe is 464 km. The road distance is 521.5 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Robe without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 3m and costs $65 - $95.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m to get from Melbourne to Robe, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Mount Gambier Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Melbourne to Robe bus services, operated by Premier Stateliner, arrive at Robe station.

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Robe is 30m behind Melbourne. It is currently 2:29 PM in Melbourne and 1:59 PM in Robe.

Map of how to get from Melbourne to Robe.
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  • Distance: 290.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 16m

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Robe via Ballarat, Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East, and Mount Gambier in around 9h 32m.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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 Mount Gambier
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
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
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 Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Bordertown
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
Public Transport Victoria
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$65 - $70
Red Service
$67 - $72
Red Premium
$90 - $100
Bus operators
Premier Stateliner
Phone
1300 851 345
Email
reservations@premierstateliner.com.au
Website
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Mount Gambier to Robe
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Robe
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Bordertown to Millicent
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Millicent to Robe
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
premierstateliner.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 Henty Street Bus Interchange/Henty St to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Ballarat to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Robe is 522 km. It takes approximately 6h 13m to drive from Melbourne to Robe.

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Regional Express offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Mount Gambier Airport.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Robe. Prices start at $70 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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