There are 3 ways to get from Melbourne to Stawell by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Nhill - Melbourne Via Ararat & North Shore / ...

$18 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Ararat - Melbourne Via Ballarat

$16 - $23

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. 146.7 miles

$20 - $30

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 $18 - $26 and the journey takes 3 h 33 min. PTV Overland also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, V-Line operates a bus from Melbourne to Stawell once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $21 and the journey takes 2 h 23 min.

Train operators
V-Line
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
$60
Rail Saver
$53 - $57
Red Service
$43 - $46
Red Premium
$59 - $64
Bus operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ararat
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne and Stawell is 211 km. The road distance is 235 km.

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Stawell is to bus which costs $20 - $35 and takes 3 h 48 min.

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Stawell is to drive which takes 2 h 36 min and costs $27 - $40.

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.

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Stawell. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Stawell via Ararat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 48 min.

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