There are 4 ways to get from Perth to Melbourne by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  5 h 29 min

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

$113 - $189

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 days 2 h

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

$499 - $1,142

Train, bus  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Perth to Adelaide Parklands Indian Pacific
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Melbourne Fe71

$487 - $1,090

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 $150 - $260 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Perth to Melbourne is to fly which takes 5 h 29 min and costs $150 - $260.

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The distance between Perth and Melbourne is 2721 km. The road distance is 3417 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Perth to Melbourne, including transfers.

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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 2 days 2 h.

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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 2 days 2 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Perth to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Flights from Perth to Melbourne via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Perth to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $210
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Perth to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Perth to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $290
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
38 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$445
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$750 - $1,000
Low Gold Single Cabin
$800 - $1,100
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$950 - $1,300
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
$59
Rail Saver
$88 - $94
Red Service
$100 - $110
Red Premium
$140 - $150
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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