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

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Bus  •  2 h 29 min

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

$12 - $18

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 53 min

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

$14 - $21

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Rochester 115.3 miles

$16 - $24

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

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Rochester is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 2 h 16 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Rochester is 164 km. The road distance is 184.5 km.

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

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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.

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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.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Rochester without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 29 min and costs $17 - $24.

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Melbourne to Rochester train services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Echuca station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 102.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

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 $12 - $18 and the journey takes 2 h 29 min. Alternatively, V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Rochester once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $21 and the journey takes 2 h 53 min.

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.

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Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Rochester
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
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 Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Rochester
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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