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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 30m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta 622 / ...

$29 - $160

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Bus  •  2h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Wangaratta Albury - Melbourne Via Seymour

$27 - $40

4 alternative options

Bus via Ned Kelly Statue/Kate St  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Glenrowan Fe31

$60 - $67

Night train  •  2h 30m

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

$30 - $160

Drive  •  2h 37m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Wangaratta 237 km

$26 - $40

Fly, train  •  4h 12m

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

$154 - $537

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Wangaratta is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 2h 37m.

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The fastest way to get from Melbourne to Wangaratta is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs $29 - $160.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Wangaratta. Services depart three times a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Wangaratta. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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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 30m and costs $29 - $160.

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The train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta takes 2h 30m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Melbourne to Wangaratta bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St station.

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Melbourne to Wangaratta train services, operated by XPT, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Wangaratta is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs $29 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $27 - $40 and takes 2h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Wangaratta.
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  • Distance: 201.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 30m

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

XPT operates a train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $160 and the journey takes 2h 30m. V-Line also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, V-Line operates a bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Wangaratta 3 times a week. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 2h 48m.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Albury
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Albury
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Train operators
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Southern Cross to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice 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 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Website
XPT
Economy
$30 - $40
First
$40 - $55
Sleeper
$130 - $160
Train from Albury to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $140
Website
XPT
Economy
$19 - $25
First
$26 - $35
Sleeper
$110 - $140
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 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
Bus 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
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$27 - $40
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Glenrowan
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$58 - $64
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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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 V-Line, arrive at Wangaratta station.

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Melbourne to Wangaratta train services, operated by XPT, 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 39+ hotels available in Wangaratta. Prices start at $125 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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