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

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Bus  •  3h 1m

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

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Train  •  3h 6m

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

Bus via Glenrowan  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Glenrowan to Melbourne Fe21

Night train  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the night train from Wangaratta Station, Platform 1 to Southern Cross 621

Drive  •  2h 38m

  1. Drive from Wangaratta (Station) to Melbourne 243.2 km

Train, fly  •  3h 52m

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

Wangaratta (Station) to Melbourne by bus

The bus journey time between Wangaratta (Station) and Melbourne is around 3h 1m and covers a distance of around 254 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 1m. Operated by V-Line, the Wangaratta (Station) to Melbourne bus service departs from Wangaratta and arrives in Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
3h 1m
Fastest bus time:
3h 1m
Bus distance:
254 km
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$28
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
13:39
Last bus departs at:
13:39

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Wangaratta (Station) to Melbourne bus schedules

Wangaratta (Station) → Melbourne
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The cheapest way to get from Wangaratta (Station) to Melbourne is to bus which costs $28 - $40 and takes 3h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Wangaratta (Station) to Melbourne is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 2h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wangaratta and arriving at Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wangaratta and arriving at Southern Cross. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 6m.

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The distance between Wangaratta (Station) and Melbourne is 202 km. The road distance is 243.2 km.

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The best way to get from Wangaratta (Station) to Melbourne without a car is to bus which takes 3h 1m and costs $28 - $40.

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The bus from Wangaratta to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St takes 3h 1m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Wangaratta (Station) to Melbourne bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Wangaratta station.

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Wangaratta (Station) to Melbourne train services, operated by V-Line, depart from Wangaratta station.

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The best way to get from Wangaratta (Station) to Melbourne is to bus which takes 3h 1m and costs $28 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $29 - $160 and takes 3h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Wangaratta (Station) to Melbourne.
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  • Distance: 201.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 1m

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

V-Line operates a bus from Wangaratta to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St once daily. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 3h 1m. Alternatively, V-Line operates a train from Wangaratta to Southern Cross 3 times a day. Tickets cost $29 - $40 and the journey takes 3h 6m. XPT also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Albury to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Albury to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
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 Wangaratta to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$29 - $40
Train from Wangaratta to Albury
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
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 Wangaratta Station, Platform 1 to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Website
XPT
Economy
$30 - $40
First
$40 - $55
Sleeper
$130 - $160
Night train from Wangaratta Station, Platform 1 to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Website
XPT
Economy
$30 - $40
First
$40 - $55
Sleeper
$130 - $160
Train from Wangaratta Station, Platform 1 to Albury Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $140
Website
XPT
Economy
$19 - $25
First
$26 - $35
Sleeper
$110 - $140
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 Wangaratta to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$28 - $40
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Glenrowan to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$58 - $64
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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The quickest flight from Albury Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Wangaratta (Station) to Melbourne bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St station.

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Wangaratta (Station) to Melbourne train services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Southern Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Wangaratta (Station) to Melbourne is 243 km. It takes approximately 2h 38m to drive from Wangaratta (Station) to Melbourne.

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

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