How to travel from Albury to Melbourne, Australia

The distance between Albury and Melbourne is around 286km (178 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 1h 35m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Albury to Melbourne by plane, train, bus and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Fly

Fly from Albury (ABX) to Melbourne (MEL).

  • Duration1h 35m
  • Flight time1hr
  • Typical cost
    A$250($165)
Operated by

Regional Express

+ 1 others
💰 Cheapest
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Train

Take the train to Southern Cross.

  • Duration3h 20m
  • Departs4 times a day
  • Typical cost
    A$43($29)
Operated by

XPT

+ 1 others
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Bus

Take the bus to Melbourne.

  • Duration4h 25m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$59($40)
Operated byGreyhound Australia+ 2 others
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Drive

Drive to Melbourne.

  • Duration3h 20m
  • Distance317km (197 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Albury and Melbourne

There are several options for getting from Albury to Melbourne by plane, train, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the train which costs around A$43 ($29) and will take around 3h 20m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 1h 35m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$250 ($165).

The distance between Albury and Melbourne is around 286km (178 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 259km (161 miles)

It takes around 1h 35m to get from Albury and Melbourne by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 3h 20m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Albury to Melbourne is to fly which takes around 1h 35m and will set you back approx A$250 ($165).

The cheapest way to travel between Albury and Melbourne, if you exclude driving, is to take the train which will typically cost around A$43 ($29) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Albury and Melbourne. It typically takes around 3h 20m and departs once daily.

Yes there is a direct train service that runs between Albury and Melbourne with no changeovers required. The train runs once daily and takes 3h 20m.

XPT run train services between Albury and Melbourne. Trains depart once daily and will take around 3h 20m, however, this may vary depending on the particular service and whether it runs express or stops all stations.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Albury and Melbourne. It typically takes around 4h 25m and departs once daily.

Yes there is a direct bus service that runs between Albury and Melbourne with no changeovers required. The bus runs once daily and takes 4h 25m.

Greyhound Australia, V-Line and Firefly Express run regular bus services between Albury and Melbourne. Buses run once daily and take around 4h 25m on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Albury and Melbourne. Flights depart from Albury (ABX) and arrive at Melbourne (MEL). The flight takes around 1hr.

Yes there is a direct flight between Albury and Melbourne with no stop-overs required. Flights typically take around 1hr.

Regional Express and Qantas fly between Albury and Melbourne. Flights depart from Albury (ABX) and and arrive into Melbourne (MEL). These flights usually take around 1hr.

The flight from Albury to Melbourne typically takes around 1hr. Flights depart from Albury (ABX) and and arrive into Melbourne (MEL).

The closest major airport to Melbourne is Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) (MEL) which is approximately 19km (12 miles) from Melbourne. Avalon Airport (AVV) (AVV) and King Island Airport (KNS) (KNS) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Albury and Melbourne. The distance is around 317km (197 miles) by road and it will take around 3h 20m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Albury to Melbourne is to fly which takes, on average, 1h 35m and will usually cost around A$250 ($165).

How do I get from Albury to Melbourne

Compare travel optionsbetween Albury and Melbourne

Transport options from Albury to Melbourne
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
1h 35m
A$250($165)
every 20 mins286km (178 miles)
Train
3h 20m
A$43($29)
4 times a day305km (189 miles)
Bus
4h 25m
A$59($40)
once daily315km (196 miles)
Drive
3h 20m
A$43($29)
on demand317km (197 miles)

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Airports near Melbourne

The following major airports near Melbourne offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.

MEL
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL)
International Airport
Distance
19km (12 miles) from Melbourne
AVV
Avalon Airport (AVV)
International Airport
Distance
49km (30 miles) from Melbourne
KNS
King Island Airport (KNS)
Domestic Airport
Distance
248km (154 miles) from Melbourne