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

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Train, bus, drive  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Albury 624 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Snow White Depot/David St to Towong/Murray River Rd
  3. Drive from Towong/Murray River Rd to Thredbo

$31 - $128

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Bus  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra Gx322 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Thredbo Gx200

$75 - $146

Bus via Bairnsdale  •  12 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
  2. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to Centennial Park/Bombala St
  3. Take the bus from Cooma to Thredbo

$49 - $82

Train, bus  •  12 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Flinders Street to Bairnsdale
  2. Take the bus from Bairnsdale to Centennial Park/Bombala St
  3. Take the bus from Cooma to Thredbo

$48 - $80

Drive  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Thredbo 333.2 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Canberra, bus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR) MEL - CBR
  2. Take the bus from Canberra Airport to Thredbo

$90 - $308

Fly to Albury, bus, drive  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Albury (ABX) MEL - ABX
  2. Take the bus from Snow White Depot/David St to Towong/Murray River Rd
  3. Drive from Towong/Murray River Rd to Thredbo

$124 - $413

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Thredbo is to train and bus and drive which costs $40 - $190 and takes 8 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Thredbo is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 6 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Thredbo. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Thredbo via Canberra. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h.

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The distance between Melbourne and Thredbo is 330 km. The road distance is 533.1 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Thredbo without a car is to bus which takes 12 h and costs $100 - $210.

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It takes approximately 8 h 43 min to get from Melbourne to Thredbo, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Thredbo bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Melbourne station.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Canberra Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Melbourne to Thredbo bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, arrive at Thredbo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Thredbo is 533 km. It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to drive from Melbourne to Thredbo.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Thredbo.
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  • Distance: 206.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 43 min

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Thredbo via Canberra in around 12 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Albury
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
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 Southern Cross to Albury
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
https://www.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/
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Albury
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $120
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Economy
$26 - $35
First
$35 - $50
Sleeper
$100 - $120
Bus operators
PTV Regional Transit
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Snow White Depot/David St to Towong/Murray River Rd
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Public Transport Victoria
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
Bus from Canberra to Thredbo
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Cooma to Thredbo
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $21
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$8 - $12
Flexifare
$15 - $21
Bus from Canberra Airport to Thredbo
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$17 - $25
Flexifare
$25 - $35
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Thredbo
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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Murrays Coaches
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 Centennial Park/Bombala St
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/

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Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Canberra Airport.

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There are 125+ hotels available in Thredbo. Prices start at $131 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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