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

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Fly from Melbourne  •  4h 45m

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

$208 - $353

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Bus  •  18h 8m

  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, Bay 1 791
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 361

$90 - $123

4 alternative options

Bus to Avalon, fly  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross to Avalon Airport
  2. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Tamworth (TMW) AVV - TMW

$113 - $356

Bus, train  •  18h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Central Station Gx323 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Tamworth Station 223

$110 - $177

Train  •  18h 15m

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

$100 - $225

Drive  •  12h 55m

  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 18h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Tamworth is to fly which costs $290 - $500 and takes 4h 45m.

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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, Bay 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 8m.

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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 18h 15m.

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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 bus and train which takes 18h 7m and costs $150 - $250.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m 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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Melbourne to Tamworth train services, operated by XPT, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Tamworth is to fly which takes 4h 45m and costs $290 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $180 and takes 18h 8m, you could also train, which costs $140 - $320 and takes 18h 15m.

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

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 bus from Melbourne to Tamworth via Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St, Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay, and Dubbo Station, Bay 1 in around 18h 8m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Tamworth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $480
Flights from Melbourne to Tamworth via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $480
Flights from Avalon to Tamworth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Tamworth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Melbourne to Tamworth via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Melbourne to Tamworth via Launceston, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Melbourne to Tamworth via Hobart, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Tamworth Station
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Book at
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Bus operators
Skybus
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
11h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $100
Flexifare
$85 - $120
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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
45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Bay 1
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
Transport NSW

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Tamworth Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Melbourne to Tamworth bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Tamworth Station, Coach Stop.

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Melbourne to Tamworth train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Tamworth Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Tamworth is 1146 km. It takes approximately 12h 55m to drive from Melbourne to Tamworth.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Tamworth Airport.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Tamworth. Prices start at $66 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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