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

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Train  •  3 h 33 min

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

$18 - $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 Melbourne - Mildura Via Ballarat & Donald / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Stawell Nhill - Melbourne Via Ararat & Ballarat / ...

$10 - $22

1 alternative option

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 - $35 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Stawell is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 2 h 36 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 train from Southern Cross to Stawell takes 3 h 33 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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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 Ballarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 11 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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There are 81+ hotels available in Stawell. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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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 $18 - $26 and the journey takes 3 h 33 min. PTV Overland also services this route twice a week.

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
$58
Rail Saver
$51 - $55
Red Service
$41 - $45
Red Premium
$57 - $61
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
Bus from Ballarat to Stawell
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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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