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

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Fly  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Perth (PER) to Melbourne (MEL) PER - MEL

$99 - $175

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Train, bus  •  31 h

  1. Take the train from Perth to Adelaide Parklands Indian Pacific
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Melbourne Fe81 / ...

$468 - $1,040

Train  •  31 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Adelaide Parklands Indian Pacific
  2. Take the train from Adelaide to Southern Cross Overland

$480 - $1,097

Train, bus via Bendigo Station/Railway Pl  •  33 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Adelaide Parklands
  2. Take the bus from 85 Franklin St to Bendigo Station/Railway Pl
  3. Take the train from Bendigo to Southern Cross

$478 - $1,065

Drive  •  37 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Perth to Melbourne 2135.8 miles

$300 - $440

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The cheapest way to get from Perth to Melbourne is to fly which costs $130 - $250 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Perth to Melbourne is to fly which costs $130 - $250 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Perth to Melbourne. However, there are services departing from Perth and arriving at Southern Cross via Adelaide. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 25 min.

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The distance between Perth and Melbourne is 2721 km. The road distance is 3417.3 km.

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The best way to get from Perth to Melbourne without a car is to train and bus which takes 31 h and costs $650 - $1,500.

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Perth to Melbourne, including transfers.

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Perth to Melbourne train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, depart from Perth station.

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The best way to get from Perth to Melbourne is to fly which takes 5 h 39 min and costs $130 - $250. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $650 - $1,600 and takes 31 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Perth Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 35 min.

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Melbourne is 2 h ahead of Perth. It is currently 11:06 PM in Perth and 2:06 AM in Melbourne.

Map of how to get from Perth to Melbourne.
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  • Distance: 1700.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

What companies run services between Perth, WA, Australia and Melbourne, VIC, Australia?

Qantas, Tigerair Australia and two other airlines fly from Perth to Melbourne hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Perth to Melbourne via Adelaide Parklands and Adelaide in around 31 h 25 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Perth to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Flights from Perth to Melbourne via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Perth to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $210
Flights from Perth to Melbourne via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $210
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Perth to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Perth to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Perth to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
19 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$425
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$700 - $950
Low Gold Single Cabin
$750 - $1,000
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$900 - $1,200
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Adelaide to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$84 - $90
Red Service
$95 - $110
Red Premium
$130 - $145
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 Bendigo to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.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 85 Franklin St to Bendigo Station/Railway Pl
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Perth to Melbourne train services, operated by PTV Overland, arrive at Southern Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Perth to Melbourne is 3417 km. It takes approximately 37 h 41 min to drive from Perth to Melbourne.

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Jetstar, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Perth Airport to Melbourne Airport.

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There are 1956+ hotels available in Melbourne. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Perth to Perth Airport is to line 40 bus which takes 37 min and costs $5 - $7.

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