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

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Train  •  2h 46m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta Melbourne - Albury Via Seymour / ...

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Bus  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Glenrowan Fe31

Train, bus  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Seymour Seymour - Melbourne Via Broadmeadows / ...
  2. Take the bus from Seymour to Wangaratta Albury - Melbourne Via Seymour

Night train  •  2h 32m

  1. Take the night train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta Station, Platform 1 622

Drive  •  2h 37m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Wangaratta 237 km

Fly, train  •  4h 22m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Albury (ABX) MEL - ABX
  2. Take the train from Albury to Wangaratta

Melbourne to Wangaratta by train

The train journey time between Melbourne and Wangaratta is around 2h 46m and covers a distance of around 234 km. Operated by V-Line and XPT, the Melbourne to Wangaratta train service departs from Southern Cross and arrives in Wangaratta. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

28 Weekly Trains
2h 46m Average Duration
$29 Cheapest Price
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Melbourne → Wangaratta
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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Wangaratta is to train and bus which costs $30 - $45 and takes 4h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from Melbourne to Wangaratta is to night train which takes 2h 32m and costs $30 - $160.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Wangaratta. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Wangaratta via Ned Kelly Statue/Kate St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Wangaratta. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 46m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Wangaratta is 202 km. The road distance is 237 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Wangaratta without a car is to train which takes 2h 46m and costs $29 - $160.

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The train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta takes 2h 46m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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Melbourne to Wangaratta train services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Wangaratta is to train which takes 2h 46m and costs $29 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $70 and takes 4h.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Wangaratta.
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  • Distance: 201.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 46m

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Wangaratta, VIC, Australia?

V-Line operates a train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta 3 times a day. Tickets cost $29 - $40 and the journey takes 2h 46m. XPT also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Firefly Express operates a bus from Melbourne to Glenrowan 4 times a week. Tickets cost $58 - $64 and the journey takes 2h 35m.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Albury
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Albury
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
V-Line

V/Line provides passenger rail and coach services to regional destinations across Victoria, Australia. Services go to/from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. 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 coach travel and long-distance train services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have tray tables and larger reclining seats with more leg room.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$29 - $40
Train from Southern Cross to Seymour
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$14 - $19
Train from Albury to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$11 - $15
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta Station, Platform 1
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Website
XPT
Economy
$30 - $40
First
$40 - $55
Sleeper
$130 - $160
Night train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta Station, Platform 1
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Website
XPT
Economy
$30 - $40
First
$40 - $55
Sleeper
$130 - $160
Train from Albury Station, Platform 1 to Wangaratta Station, Platform 1
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $140
Website
XPT
Economy
$19 - $25
First
$26 - $35
Sleeper
$110 - $140
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Glenrowan
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$58 - $64
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
V-Line

V/Line provides passenger rail and coach services to regional destinations across Victoria, Australia. Services go to/from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. 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 coach travel and long-distance train services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have tray tables and larger reclining seats with more leg room.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Seymour to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$16 - $22

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Albury Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Melbourne to Wangaratta bus services, operated by Firefly Express, arrive at Glenrowan station.

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Melbourne to Wangaratta train services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Wangaratta station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Wangaratta is 237 km. It takes approximately 2h 37m to drive from Melbourne to Wangaratta.

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Qantas and Regional Express offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Albury Airport.

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There are 14+ hotels available in Wangaratta. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $18.

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