There are 3 ways to get from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill by train, night bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Melbourne - Ballarat Via Melton / ...

$9 - $13

2 alternative options

Night bus  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Mildura - Melbourne Via Donald & Ballarat / ...

$9 - $13

Drive  •  1 h 18 min

  1. 72 miles

$10 - $15

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Sovereign Hill, VIC, Australia?

V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 16 min.

Train operators
V-Line
Bus operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne and Sovereign Hill is 100 km. The road distance is 115 km.

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill is to train which costs $11 - $17 and takes 1 h 41 min.

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill is to drive which takes 1 h 18 min and costs $13 - $20.

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Burdeu St/Main Rd via Ballarat Station/Lydiard St N. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 8 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to get from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill, including transfers.