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Day trip to Bendigo from Melbourne by public transport

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Day trip to Bendigo from Melbourne by public transport

Hi, can I ask anyone tips for a day trip to Bendigo from Melbourne?

- Do I need to buy a V-Line tickets or can I just use myki? I'm planning to buy myki for my 6-day trip in Melbourne anyway.

- If I need V-Line ticket, how much does it costs for return trip?

- How long is the train journey?

- What to see in Bendigo?

- How to go around in Bendigo? By bus or just walking? Are buses covered by the V-Line or myki ticket?

Thank you!!!

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1. Re: Day trip to Bendigo from Melbourne by public transport

No idea of how to get to Bendigo by public transport but while we were there we enjoyed a ride on the "talking tram" that takes you on a sightseeing tour around town. It leaves from the Goldmine which is also worth a visit.

bendigotramways.com/tours/vintage-talking-tr…

http://www.central-deborah.com/

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2. Re: Day trip to Bendigo from Melbourne by public transport

The PTV journey planner will give you answers to most of your questions

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3. Re: Day trip to Bendigo from Melbourne by public transport

You can use your Myki, but it costs more than the usual $8.20. I'll get the exact cost when I get home for you. It's an easy day trip though.

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4. Re: Day trip to Bendigo from Melbourne by public transport

We visited the attractions via the Talking Tram. The Central Deborah Gold Mine is the starting point, the Joss House is the end point, and in the middle is the Chinese Museum. The CBD of Bendigo is walkable from one of the tram stops. The gardens near the CBD are worth a walk-through. The train station is maybe 15 minutes' walk from the tram stop in the CBD.

bendigotramways.com/tours/vintage-talking-tr…

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5. Re: Day trip to Bendigo from Melbourne by public transport

$44 or so return to Bendigo, which includes any travel in Melbourne you need to do to get to Southern Cross, and any public transport you get in Bendigo itself (the Talking Tram doesn't apply here though).

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6. Re: Day trip to Bendigo from Melbourne by public transport

Thank you! It's good if I can buy the myki pass for everything (my 6 days in Melbourne)

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7. Re: Day trip to Bendigo from Melbourne by public transport

Thanks, will definitely consider the Talking Trams. How do you compare Ballarat and Bendigo? Which one if you had to choose?

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8. Re: Day trip to Bendigo from Melbourne by public transport

Ballarat is far closer to Melbourne than Bendigo, so travel time is less and cost is cheaper, but for mine Bendigo offers more to the day trip visitor.

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9. Re: Day trip to Bendigo from Melbourne by public transport

The Bendigo Art Gallery often has interesting special exhibitions (see https://www.bendigoartgallery.com.au/Home) . It's just up the street from the fountain tram stop - see diagram here: bendigotramways.com/tours/vintage-talking-tr…

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10. Re: Day trip to Bendigo from Melbourne by public transport

CBDs are similar - both have lots of lovely architecture built with money from the gold era. Ballarat has Sovereign Hill which needs a full day. The Botanic Gardens / Lake precinct at Ballarat is brilliant, but a little awkward to get to - needs a local bus from the station. The Art Gallery is free and very close to the station. Other attractions are further out (Wildlife Park, Museum of Democracy). Most of Bendigo's attractions are on the tram route except for Bendigo Pottery, for which we used a car to get to.

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