V/Line tickets are accepted on some other operators' services within Victoria (see below).
See also: Included extra travel (for additional services you can use with your V/Line ticket, at no extra cost).
CountryLink 'XPT', Melbourne <> Albury
The service travels between Southern Cross Station, Benalla, Wangaratta and Albury.
See the Albury <> Melbourne timetable (pdf, 200KB) for times.
Please note V/Line tickets are accepted on XPT services.
Please contact countryLink directly for reservations and ticketing.
Bikes on the XPTAs per the advice on the CountryLink website, bikes can be taken on board, but reservations are required.
If you’re travelling with a bike, please contact CountryLink directly.
GSR 'Overland', Melbourne <> NhillV/Line tickets are also sold on Great Southern Rail's 'Overland' service between Southern Cross and Nhill (also stopping at North Shore, Ararat, Stawell, Dimboola and Horsham).
Up to 60 seats are available to Victorians at V/Line ticket prices to travel as far as Nhill.
From 11 April 2011 Overland trains will stop at Stawell Station. For more information read the media release.
Melbourne to Nhill services depart Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Nhill to Melbourne services depart Mondays, Wedenesdays and Fridays.
See the Nhill – Horsham – Melbourne timetable (pdf, 200KB) timetable. Overland services are shown as 'OL'.
Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance by calling V/Line on 136 196. You can also buy online.
V/Line priced tickets cannot be purchased on the train or through Great Southern Rail.
Customers wishing to travel beyond Nhill (e.g. to/from Adelaide) should purchase a standard Great Southern Rail ticket - see the GSR website.
Christian's bus service, Ararat <> WarrnamboolA Department of Transport bus runs between Ararat and Warrnambool, operated by Christian’s Bus Company.
Although the service is not operated by V/Line, our tickets are accepted on the service.
For times, see the Ararat <> Warrnambool timetable (pdf, 80KB)
To purchase tickets, call us on 1800 800 007, visit a V/Line ticket sales outlet or call Christian’s directly with any enquires or feedback on 03 5352 1501.
Sorry, these tickets cannot be purchased online.