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

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Train  •  1 h 41 min

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

$9 - $12

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Night bus  •  2 h 8 min

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

$9 - $12

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 drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 1 h 18 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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It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to get from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill, including transfers.

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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.

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There are 106+ hotels available in Sovereign Hill. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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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.

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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