There are 3 ways to get from Melbourne to Tidal River by bus, taxi, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus, taxi  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Roo Fuel/Meeniyan - Promontory Rd Yarram - Melbourne Via Leongatha & Koo Wee Rup
  2. Take a taxi from Roo Fuel/Meeniyan - Promontory Rd to Tidal River

$82 - $106

Cheapest option

Train, drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Flinders Street to Morwell Melbourne - Traralgon Via Pakenham, Moe & Morwell / ...
  2. Drive from Morwell to Tidal River

$21 - $31

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Tidal River 145.6 miles

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne and Tidal River is 180 km. The road distance is 232.9 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Tidal River without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 3 h 25 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to get from Melbourne to Tidal River, including transfers.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Tidal River is 233 km. It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to drive from Melbourne to Tidal River.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Tidal River.
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  • Distance: 112.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 25 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Tidal River, VIC, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Melbourne to Tidal River. However, you can take the bus to Roo Fuel/Meeniyan - Promontory Rd then take the taxi to Tidal River. Alternatively, you can take the train to Morwell then take the drive to Tidal River.

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 Morwell
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus 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
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Roo Fuel/Meeniyan - Promontory Rd
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Other operators
Taxi from Roo Fuel/Meeniyan - Promontory Rd to Tidal River
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90

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