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

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Fly to Toowoomba  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Toowoomba (WTB) MEL - WTB

$128 - $323

Cheapest option

Fly to Brisbane, bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Brisbane (BNE) MEL - BNE
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba

$94 - $293

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Train, bus  •  29 h

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba

$160 - $330

Bus  •  32 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba

$134 - $227

Train, bus via Wodonga  •  34 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Wodonga
  2. Take the bus from Wodonga to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
  3. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  4. Take the bus from Sydney to Westfield Garden City
  5. Take the bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba

$192 - $277

Drive  •  18 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Toowoomba 959.3 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Toowoomba is to fly and bus which costs $130 - $420 and takes 7 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Toowoomba is to fly which costs $180 - $460 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Toowoomba. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Toowoomba via Sydney and Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 25 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Toowoomba is 1313 km. The road distance is 1534.8 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Toowoomba without a car is to train and bus which takes 29 h and costs $220 - $470.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Melbourne to Toowoomba, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Toowoomba bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Melbourne station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Toowoomba is to fly which takes 4 h 41 min and costs $180 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $180 - $320 and takes 32 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Toowoomba Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Melbourne to Toowoomba bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Toowoomba station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Toowoomba.
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  • Distance: 820.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Toowoomba, QLD, Australia?

Airnorth, Qantas and Virgin Australia fly from Melbourne to Toowoomba 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Toowoomba via Sydney, Brisbane Roma Street, and Brisbane in around 32 h 25 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Toowoomba via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Melbourne to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
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 Wodonga
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
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Murrays Coaches
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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Murrays Coaches
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 Brisbane to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$17 - $25
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Westfield Garden City
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
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 Wodonga to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Toowoomba is 1535 km. It takes approximately 18 h 9 min to drive from Melbourne to Toowoomba.

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Airnorth and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Toowoomba Airport.

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There are 74+ hotels available in Toowoomba. Prices start at $76 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 .

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