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There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to Tathra by plane, taxi, bus, train or car

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Fly Essendon Airport to Merimbula Airport, taxi  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the plane from Essendon Airport to Merimbula Airport
  2. Take a taxi from Merimbula Airport to Tathra

$173 - $191

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Train, bus  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale Bairnsdale - Melbourne Via Sale & Traralgon
  2. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to Carp St/Church St Batemans Bay - Melbourne Via Bairnsdale

$40 - $59

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Fly Melbourne to Merimbula, line 786 bus  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Merimbula (MIM) MEL - MIM
  2. Take the line 786 bus from Hylands Corner, Market St to Andy Poole Dr Opp Tathra Skate Park

Fly Melbourne to Moruya, bus  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Moruya (MYA) MEL - MYA
  2. Take the bus from Moruya to Bega

$231 - $460

Bus V-Line  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale Bairnsdale - Melbourne Via Sale & Traralgon
  2. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to Carp St/Church St Batemans Bay - Melbourne Via Bairnsdale

$41 - $61

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  14 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra Gx322 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Church St At Carp St 771

$69 - $115

Drive  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Tathra 377.9 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Tathra is to train and bus which costs $55 - $85 and takes 11 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Tathra is to fly and taxi which costs $240 - $270 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Tathra. However, there are services departing from Flinders Street and arriving at Bega St Before Cliff Pl via Bairnsdale and Canning St At Carp St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 19 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Tathra is 460 km. The road distance is 604.7 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Tathra without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 19 min and costs $55 - $90.

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It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from Melbourne to Tathra, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Tathra bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Flinders Street station.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Merimbula Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Melbourne to Tathra bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Carp St/Church St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Tathra is 605 km. It takes approximately 7 h 4 min to drive from Melbourne to Tathra.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Tathra.
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  • Distance: 287.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 1 min

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Tathra via Bairnsdale, Carp St/Church St, and Canning St At Carp St in around 11 h 19 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Merimbula
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Moruya via Merimbula
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Melbourne to Moruya via Albury, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Melbourne to Moruya via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
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 Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus operators
Sapphire Coast Buslines
Phone
02 6495 6452
Email
info@scbuslines.com.au
Website
scbuslines.com.au
Bus from Hylands Corner, Market St to Andy Poole Dr Opp Tathra Skate Park
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Sapphire Coast Buslines
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Moruya to Bega
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
Premier Motor Service
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 Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Bairnsdale to Carp St/Church St
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
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 Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Church St At Carp St
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Other operators
Free Spirit Airlines
Website
freespiritairlines.com.au
Plane from Essendon Airport to Merimbula Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$113
Schedules at
freespiritairlines.com.au
Taxi from Merimbula Airport to Tathra
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60

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Regional Express offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Merimbula Airport.

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There are 198+ hotels available in Tathra. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs $18.

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