There are 3 ways to get from Melbourne to Rochester by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Rochester Melbourne - Barham Via Heathcote / ...

$13 - $19

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Rochester Melbourne - Echuca/Moama Via Bendigo or Heathcote

$15 - $22

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Rochester 115.3 miles

$16 - $24

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

V-Line operates a bus from Melbourne to Rochester twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $19 and the journey takes 2 h 29 min. Alternatively, V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Rochester once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 2 h 53 min.

Train operators
V-Line
Bus operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Rochester
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne and Rochester is 164 km. The road distance is 184 km.

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Rochester is to bus which costs $17 - $24 and takes 2 h 29 min.

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Rochester is to drive which takes 2 h 16 min and costs $21 - $35.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Rochester. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 53 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Rochester. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 29 min.

The bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Rochester takes 2 h 29 min including transfers and departs twice daily.