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There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Swan Hill by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Swan Hill Swan Hill - Melbourne Via Bendigo

$24 - $35

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Train  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Swan Hill Melbourne - Swan Hill Via Bendigo

$22 - $35

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 54m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Swan Hill 213.7 miles

$30 - $45

Fly, bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Mildura (MQL) MEL - MQL
  2. Take the bus from Mildura to Swan Hill

$133 - $269

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Swan Hill is to train which costs $30 - $45 and takes 4h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Swan Hill is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 3h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Swan Hill. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Swan Hill. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 36m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Swan Hill is 302 km. The road distance is 341.9 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Swan Hill without a car is to bus which takes 4h 36m and costs $30 - $50.

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The bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Swan Hill takes 4h 36m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Melbourne to Swan Hill bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St station.

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Swan Hill is to bus which takes 4h 36m and costs $30 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $45 and takes 4h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Swan Hill.
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  • Distance: 189 miles
  • Duration: 4h 36m

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Swan Hill, VIC, Australia?

V-Line operates a bus from Melbourne to Swan Hill twice daily. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 36m. Alternatively, V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Swan Hill twice daily. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 36m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
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.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus 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.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Mildura to Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Mildura Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Melbourne to Swan Hill bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Swan Hill station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Swan Hill is 342 km. It takes approximately 3h 54m to drive from Melbourne to Swan Hill.

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Virgin Australia, Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Mildura Airport.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Swan Hill. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $18.

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