Located just over 6 and a half hours northwest of Melbourne, getting to Mildura is easy thanks to a great range of major highway networks, bus and rail services as well as regular flights. The Mildura airport is just 11km, or about a 10 minute drive, from the centre of town meaning there’s no need to hire a car if you do not wish to. The journey is an affordable taxi ride and there are also shuttle buses available. Flights operate daily from Melbourne to Mildura with both QantasLink and Virgin Blue.
If you prefer to take the more scenic option, Mildura is connected to Melbourne and a number of other major cities by a number of main highways. From Melbourne, you can either take the Sunraysia Highway via Ballarat to Mildura or travel along the Calder Highway via Bendigo all the way to Mildura. If you’re travelling from Adelaide take the Sturt Highway to Mildura or alternatively, those travelling from Sydney can take the Silver City Highway.
If you’d prefer not to fly or drive yourself, there are also a number of excellent public transport options for getting to Mildura. The trip from Melbourne is approximately 560km and takes around 7 hours to complete. The ideal way to sit back and relax, getting to Mildura by public transport allows you to enjoy the scenery and let someone else take care of the driving. Train services operate from Melbourne to Swan Hill or Bendigo with coach services connecting to Mildura. There are also a number of coach services to and from Mildura including daily runs between Adelaide, Sydney and Mildura with Greyhound. V/Line Countrylink also operates services from Melbourne and Albury to Mildura. Henty Highway Coaches offers return services between Horsham and Mildura taking approximately 5 hours.