There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Tathra by plane, taxi, bus, train 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 Essendon Airport to Merimbula Airport, taxi  •  1 h 52 min

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

$197 - $211

Cheapest option

Bus via Bairnsdale  •  11 h 11 min

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

$41 - $57

4 alternative options

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

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

$42 - $61

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  14 h 23 min

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

$73 - $122

Drive  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Tathra 377.9 miles

$50 - $80

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Tathra via Bairnsdale, Park St, and Hylands Corner, Market St in around 11 h 11 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
Train operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
Sapphire Coast Buslines
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
Schedules at
scbuslines.com.au
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Bairnsdale to Park St
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Bairnsdale to Carp St/Church St
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $100
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
$17 - $25
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
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
$121
Schedules at
freespiritairlines.com.au
Taxi from Merimbula Airport to Tathra
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$50 - $60

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne and Tathra is 460 km. The road distance is 605 km.

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Tathra is to bus which costs $50 - $80 and takes 11 h 11 min.

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Tathra is to fly and taxi which takes 1 h 52 min and costs $260 - $280.

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Tathra. However, there are services departing from Flinders Street and arriving at Andy Poole Dr Opp Tathra Skate Park via Bairnsdale and Hylands Corner, Market St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 11 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 52 min to get from Melbourne to Tathra, including transfers.