There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Warracknabeal by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus V-Line  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ararat Melbourne - Ararat Via Ballarat
  2. Take the bus from Ararat to Scott St/Woolcock St Ouyen - Melbourne Via Warracknabeal & Ballarat

$23 - $32

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Ballarat  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat Ballarat - Melbourne Via Melton / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Scott St/Woolcock St Ouyen - Melbourne Via Warracknabeal & Ballarat

$22 - $31

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Stawell Nhill - Melbourne Via Ararat & North Shore / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stawell to Scott St/Woolcock St Ouyen - Melbourne Via Warracknabeal & Ballarat

$25 - $66

Bus Firefly Express  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Horsham Fe70
  2. Take the bus from 24 Roberts Ave to Scott St/Woolcock St Birchip - Horsham Via Warracknabeal

$37 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Warracknabeal 210.3 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Warracknabeal. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and arriving at Scott St/Woolcock St via Ararat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 12 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Warracknabeal is 287 km. The road distance is 336.4 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Warracknabeal without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from Melbourne to Warracknabeal, including transfers.

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

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Melbourne to Warracknabeal bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Scott St/Woolcock St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Warracknabeal is 336 km. It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to drive from Melbourne to Warracknabeal.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Warracknabeal.
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  • Distance: 179.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 12 min

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Warracknabeal via Ararat in around 5 h 12 min.

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 Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Stawell
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Stawell
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$50 - $54
Red Service
$40 - $44
Red Premium
$56 - $60
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 Ararat
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ararat to Scott St/Woolcock St
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat to Scott St/Woolcock St
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Stawell to Scott St/Woolcock St
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Horsham
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
PTV Regional Transit
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from 24 Roberts Ave to Scott St/Woolcock St
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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