Melbourne to Bendigo by Car, Train and Coach

Bendigo is a popular tourism destination located under 2 hours north of Melbourne offering loads of culture, heritage, and country charm. popular attractions in Bendigo include Central Deborah Gold Mine, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo Tramways, numerous heritage buildings, parklands, and lakes. Here’s how to get there


Melbourne to Bendigo by Car

This is a relatively straightforward drive that includes passing through the beautiful Macedon area where you can enjoy the views of rolling hills and even take a break visiting the famous Hanging Rock.

Journey Time: 1 h 46 min (153 km) via M79



Melbourne to Bendigo by Train


Bendigo is a major regional transport hub and there are regular train services connecting the two cities. Trains depart from Southern Cross Station to Bendigo Station and are within the Myki area meaning there is no need to book tickets. You can use your Myki card or purchase a paper ticket at the station. Journey time ranges from 2h to 2h 15min.

  • for tickets and timetables see V/line


Melbourne to Bendigo by Coach


V/line also offer Coach services departing Southern Cross Station with the journey time taking between 3H and 3H 39MIN. Coaches are modern and comfortable offering toilets on board.

  • for tickets and timetables see V/line