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 Adelaide - Melbourne Via Nhill & Bendigo
  2. Take the bus from Bendigo Station/Railway Pl to Swan Hill Mildura - Melbourne Via Swan Hill & Bendigo / ...

$23 - $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

$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 4 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Swan Hill is to drive which takes 3 h 54 min and costs $40 - $60.

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The distance between Melbourne and Swan Hill is 302 km. The road distance is 342 km.

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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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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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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
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
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 - $21
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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