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Interstate & country train & bus services

Train

Overland trains to and around Victoria offer a comfortable way to explore the state's diverse and at times dramatic landscapes.

Trains servicing country Victoria and interstate routes arrive at Southern Cross Station, part of the metropolitan train system's underground city loop service. However some lines do schedule passenger collection points at limited metropolitan train stations including Dandenong, North Melbourne and Caulfield.

Major cities and tourist centres in Victoria are serviced by V/Line, who also run a connecting bus service. The Overland train service from Adelaide is operated by Great Southern Railway Limited and takes between 9 and 12 hours depending on the scheduled stops, while the CountryLink XPT train service from Sydney to Melbourne takes around 10-11 hours.

To find out about train services operating outside Victoria, visit the websites of Great Southern Railway and CountryLink.

For information on train journeys, fares and timetables within Victoria, visit the V/Line website.

Bus

Generally less expensive than trains, buses are one of the best ways to see more of Melbourne and Victoria. Well equipped and with modern fleets, a number of bus lines operate throughout the state and offer a broader range of destinations and itineraries than the train network.

Country and interstate buses pick-up and depart from the Melbourne Transit Centre at 58 Franklin Street, near the top of Swanston Street, and at Southern Cross Station. Daylight and overnight buses arrive each day from both Adelaide and Sydney and take between 11 and 12 hours. However, a slower more scenic journey can be experienced with smaller bus companies that ply the coastal routes.

For more information about bus lines and their services visit the websites below.

Bus services

V/Line
Greyhound
Firefly Express

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