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There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to South West Rocks by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly to Coffs Harbour, drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) MEL - CFS
  2. Drive from Coffs Harbour to South West Rocks

$78 - $358

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Fly to Port Macquarie, bus  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Port Macquarie (PQQ) MEL - PQQ
  2. Take the bus from Port Macquarie Airport to Belgrave St At John St

$176 - $442

Train  •  20 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Eungai Station 33 / ...

$165 - $315

Train via Belgrave St After Stuart St  •  21 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Kempsey Station 31 / ...

$107 - $241

Bus via Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park, Gordon St  •  21 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Port Macquarie
  3. Take the bus from Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park, Gordon St to Belgrave St At John St 340

$83 - $125

Bus  •  23 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Kempsey

$93 - $126

Drive  •  13 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to South West Rocks 807.9 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to South West Rocks is to bus which costs $110 - $180 and takes 21 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to South West Rocks is to fly and drive which costs $110 - $550 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to South West Rocks. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Horseshore Bay Beach Park, Livingstone St via Sydney, Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park, Gordon St and Smith St After Belgrave St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 58 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and South West Rocks is 1068 km. The road distance is 1292.6 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to South West Rocks without a car is to train which takes 20 h 29 min and costs $230 - $450.

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Melbourne to South West Rocks, including transfers.

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Melbourne to South West Rocks bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Melbourne station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to South West Rocks is to train which takes 20 h 29 min and costs $230 - $450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $180 and takes 21 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Coffs Harbour Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Melbourne to South West Rocks bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Belgrave St At John St station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to South West Rocks.
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  • Distance: 667.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and South West Rocks, NSW, Australia?

You can take a train from Melbourne to South West Rocks via Central Station and Eungai Station in around 20 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to South West Rocks via Sydney, Port Macquarie, Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park, Gordon St, Belgrave St At John St, and Smith St After Belgrave St in around 21 h 58 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Eungai Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $100
Train from Central Station to Kempsey Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$45 - $70
1st Class
$60 - $95
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Port Macquarie Airport to Belgrave St At John St
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park, Gordon St to Belgrave St At John St
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$30 - $45
Flexifare
$40 - $60
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Kempsey
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to South West Rocks is 1293 km. It takes approximately 13 h 41 min to drive from Melbourne to South West Rocks.

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Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Coffs Harbour Airport.

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There are 92+ hotels available in South West Rocks. Prices start at $71 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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