There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Tamworth by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Melbourne  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Tamworth (TMW) MEL - TMW

$208 - $354

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
  2. Take the bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 724
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 791
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 361

$93 - $125

4 alternative options

Fly from Avalon  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Tamworth (TMW) AVV - TMW

$113 - $357

Train  •  18 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Tamworth Station 223

$101 - $233

Bus, train  •  19 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Central Station Gx322 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Tamworth Station 223

$117 - $194

Drive  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Tamworth 716.1 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Tamworth is to bus which costs $120 - $180 and takes 18 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Tamworth is to fly which costs $280 - $490 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Tamworth station. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Tamworth Station, Coach Stop via Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St, Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay and Dubbo Station, Coach Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Tamworth station. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Tamworth Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 15 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Tamworth is 926 km. The road distance is 1145.8 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Tamworth without a car is to train which takes 18 h 15 min and costs $140 - $330.

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Melbourne to Tamworth, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Tamworth bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Melbourne station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Tamworth.
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  • Distance: 578.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Tamworth, NSW, Australia?

Qantas and Virgin Australia fly from Melbourne to Tamworth hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Tamworth via Central Station in around 18 h 15 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Tamworth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $480
Flights from Melbourne to Tamworth via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $480
Flights from Melbourne to Tamworth via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $480
Flights from Avalon to Tamworth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Avalon to Tamworth via Adelaide, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Tamworth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Melbourne to Tamworth via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Melbourne to Tamworth via Launceston, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Tamworth Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Central Station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$95 - $130

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