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There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill by train, bus, night bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat Ballarat - Melbourne Via Melton / ...

$8 - $12

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Bus  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Ballarat Fe80

$34 - $41

Night bus  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat Mildura - Melbourne Via Donald & Ballarat / ...

$8 - $12

Taxi  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill 72 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill 72 miles

$10 - $15

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

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill is to taxi which costs $210 - $250 and takes 1 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Burdeu St/Main Rd via Ballarat Station/Lydiard St N. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Sovereign Hill is 100 km. The road distance is 115.2 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill without a car is to train which takes 1 h 41 min and costs $11 - $17.

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

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill is to train which takes 1 h 41 min and costs $11 - $17. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $60 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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Melbourne to Sovereign Hill bus services, operated by Firefly Express, arrive at Ballarat station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Sovereign Hill is 115 km. It takes approximately 1 h 18 min to drive from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill.
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  • Distance: 62.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 41 min

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. Alternatively, Firefly Express operates a bus from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 45 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 Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
fireflyexpress.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
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
Other operators
Taxi from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Silver Top Taxi
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
silvertop.com.au

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