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

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Train  •  4 h 36 min

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

$23 - $35

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Bus  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bendigo Station/Railway Pl Melbourne - Adelaide Via Bendigo & Nhill
  2. Take the bus from Bendigo Station/Railway Pl to Swan Hill Mildura - Melbourne Via Swan Hill & Bendigo / ...

$22 - $32

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Swan Hill 213.7 miles

$30 - $45

Fly, bus  •  6 h 15 min

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

$132 - $268

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Swan Hill. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Swan Hill via Bendigo Station/Railway Pl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 8 min.

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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 4 h 36 min.

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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 train which takes 4 h 36 min and costs $30 - $45.

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The train from Southern Cross to Swan Hill takes 4 h 36 min 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 train which takes 4 h 36 min and costs $30 - $45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 8 min.

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

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

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

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

V-Line operates a train from Melbourne to Swan Hill twice daily. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Swan Hill via Bendigo Station/Railway Pl in around 5 h 8 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
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
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.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 Bendigo Station/Railway Pl
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Bendigo Station/Railway Pl to Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Mildura to Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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