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There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Stawell by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Stawell Nhill Via North Shore & Ararat / ...

$17 - $60

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Night bus, bus  •  4 h 11 min

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

$9 - $21

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Stawell Fe80

$35 - $45

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Stawell 146.7 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Stawell is to night bus and bus which costs $13 - $30 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Stawell is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Melbourne and arriving at Stawell. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Stawell. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 33 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Stawell is 211 km. The road distance is 234.7 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Stawell without a car is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs $25 - $80.

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The train from Southern Cross to Stawell takes 3 h 33 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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

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Melbourne to Stawell train services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Stawell is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs $25 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $60 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Stawell.
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  • Distance: 131.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 33 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Stawell, VIC, Australia?

V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Stawell twice a week. Tickets cost $17 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 33 min. PTV Overland also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, Firefly Express operates a bus from Melbourne to Stawell once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 50 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 Stawell
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Stawell
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$50 - $53
Red Service
$40 - $44
Red Premium
$56 - $60
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Stawell
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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
Bus from Ballarat to Stawell
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat to Stawell
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Melbourne to Stawell bus services, operated by Firefly Express, arrive at Stawell station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Stawell is 235 km. It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to drive from Melbourne to Stawell.

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There are 79+ hotels available in Stawell. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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