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Bus service from Melbourne airport to Horsham

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Bus service from Melbourne airport to Horsham

We arrive in Melbourne at 8:30 am and want to catch a bus to Horsham. Have been told that there is a shuttle bus to Ballarat where we will have to transfer to Horsham. Could you please tell us where the shuttle bus to Ballarat is located. And how do I make reservations to get on that bus??

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Sandra

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1. Re: Bus service from Melbourne airport to Horsham

Try this site

rome2rio.com/s/…Horsham-VIC-Australia

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2. Re: Bus service from Melbourne airport to Horsham

Are you sure you want to get a bus there? You could get the sky bus to the station and get a train. For train tickets just google vline trains and sky bus for sky bus!

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3. Re: Bus service from Melbourne airport to Horsham

Is it an option to rent a car? Getting around by public transport outside of the major cities can be challenging. If you are visiting people & they will be taking you places, you will be OK, but Horsham is a long way.

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4. Re: Bus service from Melbourne airport to Horsham

The journey planner on the PTV website (which includes both Skybus and V/line services) is a good starting place (see http://ptv.vic.gov.au/journey#jpsearch[action]=showPlanner) . However, I'm not sure that it shows the Airport to Ballarat bus (link to that is here: http://melbourneairport.com.au/to-from-the-airport/other-bus-services/other-buses.html).

FWIW, it would seem to me that even if you went direct from the Airport to Ballarat, you'd have to pick up the V/line service at Ballarat for the rest of the trip to Horsham, so my suggestion would be to use the Skybus service to get to Southern Cross then the V/line service from there to Horsham.

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5. Re: Bus service from Melbourne airport to Horsham

Trains are much more comfortable than buses.

But there's no train to Horsham. You have to get off at Ararat and change to a bus to Horsham.

If getting there quickly is paramount then the original suggestion of the bus to Ballarat and then bus to Horsham is probably the quickest way to get there.

Have a look at the vLine journey planner for the various options http://www.vline.com.au/home/

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6. Re: Bus service from Melbourne airport to Horsham

The website for the Ballarat shuttle bus is http://airportshuttlebus.com.au/ There is a map on that website showing where to catch the Ballarat shuttle bus at Melbourne airport. You can book online at the website.

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7. Re: Bus service from Melbourne airport to Horsham

Assuming that you are arriving on a week day you will need to be in Ballarat to connect with the Hosham service by 11 am. You will need to leave the airport no latter than say 9:45 on the Ballarat Shuttle and travel directly to the Ballarat Railway Station. Or you can travel to the city to Southern Cross Station and travel on the mid day service to Ararat where you change to a road coach to Horsham.

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8. Re: Bus service from Melbourne airport to Horsham

On a weekday you need to catch the Ballarat Shuttle which leaves the airport at 9.10am to make the 11am Horsham bus at Ballarat. If arriving in Melbourne on an international flight, you probably won't get through customs and immigration in time to catch this bus. Even if arriving in Melbourne on a domestic flight, it's still needs every thing to go right (plane on time, no delays with bag collection).

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9. Re: Bus service from Melbourne airport to Horsham

To get to horsham your best bet would be to travel into southern cross bus interchange/railway station on the airport sky bus it leaves every 10 mins from the airport then get the ararat train at southern cross rail/bus terminal at 12.08 train to ararat which arrive s ararat at 2.34 pm then a 5 min stop while u then get on the horsham coach at ararat station arrives horsham station at 10 to 4pm .This is a V Line train/coach service and u can get ticket s at the v line office in southern cross station u dont need to book ahead u can book and travel on the day u arrive. The fare will be about $35 per adult. Im a south australian who has just returned this week from a 10 day trip to melb and travelled on the v line trains quite a lot while we were there they are comfortable diesel electric rail car type trains called velocities and are very modern and fast we found .U may look up http://www.vline.com.au/home/ for details. hope u enjoy your aussie escapade.

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