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

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Recommended option

Fly from Melbourne  •  4 h 45 min

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

$209 - $355

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

$95 - $131

4 alternative options

Bus to Avalon, fly  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Skybus Coach Terminal/Melbourne to Avalon Airport
  2. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Tamworth (TMW) AVV - TMW

$117 - $358

Train  •  18 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 624 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Tamworth Station 223

$103 - $237

Bus, train  •  19 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Tamworth Station 223

$117 - $205

Drive  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Tamworth 716.1 miles

$100 - $150

Questions & Answers

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 takes 4 h 45 min and costs $280 - $480.

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The distance between Melbourne and Tamworth is 926 km. The road distance is 1146 km.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Tamworth. 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. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Tamworth Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 36 min.

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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, Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St, Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay, and Dubbo Station, Coach Bay in around 18 h 33 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 36 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
4 h 2 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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 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 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $120
Sleeper
$150 - $180
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
$60 - $90
Bus operators
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Skybus Coach Terminal/Melbourne to Avalon Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
skybus.com.au
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
$40 - $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
$24 - $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 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $95
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au

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