Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo - 5 ways to travel via , and train, and bus
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There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo by bus, train, car, towncar or shuttle

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Line 479 bus, train  •  2h 36m

  1. Take the line 479 bus from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd to Sunbury Station/Brook St 479
  2. Take the train from Sunbury to Bendigo Bendigo - Melbourne Via Sunbury / ...

$21 - $26

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Bus  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bendigo Melbourne - Bendigo Via Sunbury / ...

$34 - $41

Drive  •  1h 31m

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo 133.4 km

$15 - $22

Towncar  •  1h 31m

  1. Take a town car from Melbourne Airport to Bendigo 133.4 km

$55 - $190

Shuttle  •  2h 5m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Bendigo

$30 - $50

Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo by bus and train

The journey time between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Bendigo is around 2h 35m and covers a distance of around 142 km. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 54m. Operated by Metropolitan buses and V-Line, the Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo service departs from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd and arrives in Bendigo. Typically 54 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 35m
Fastest journey time:
1h 54m
Services per week:
54
Cheapest price:
$21
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:02
Last service departs at:
19:02

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo bus and train schedules

Melbourne Airport (MEL) → Bendigo
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bendigo is 1800 020 080.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 1h 31m.

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The fastest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo is to drive which takes 1h 31m and costs $15 - $22.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo. However, there are services departing from Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr and arriving at Bendigo via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 44m.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Bendigo is 113 km. The road distance is 133.4 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo without a car is to line 479 bus and train which takes 2h 36m and costs $21 - $27.

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It takes approximately 2h 36m to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo, including transfers.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St station.

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Bendigo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo is 133 km. It takes approximately 1h 31m to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bendigo.
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  • Distance: 113.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 36m

What companies run services between Melbourne Airport (MEL), Australia and Bendigo, VIC, Australia?

V-Line operates a bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bendigo once a week. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 2h 14m.

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 Sunbury to Bendigo
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$17 - $22
Bus operators
Metropolitan buses
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Melbourne Airport/Grants Rd to Sunbury Station/Brook St
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5
Website
Metropolitan buses
2 hour ticket
$5
Daily
$9
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 Bendigo
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$16 - $23
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Melbourne Airport to Bendigo
Estimated price
$55 - $190

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