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How to Get to Bendigo - by Road

Driving to Bendigo by road is easy as it is situated at the junction of the Calder Highway, McIvor Highway, Midland Highway and Loddon Valley Highway, making it very accessible. There are also excellent connections to other interstate highways nearby.

Directions from Melbourne to Bendigo
For visitors travelling from Melbourne, Bendigo is a comfortable 90 minutes drive along recently completed four lane divided Calder
Freeway (A79).

Directions from Melbourne Airport to Bendigo
If driving from Melbourne's Tullamarine airport, follow the Sunbury signage on to the Calder Freeway to Bendigo.

Directions from Sydney to Bendigo
From Sydney take the Hume Highway (31).

Directions from Mildura to Bendigo
From Mildura take the Calder Highway (A79).

Directions from Horsham to Bendigo
From Horsham take the Wimmera Highway (B240).

Directions from Echuca and Central NSW to Bendigo
From Central NSW take the Midland Highway (A300) via Echuca.

Various PDF maps are available to download or for further information and online mapping visit or Google Maps.

Bendigo Travel Times and Distances

Travel times and distances to Bendigo from Melbourne and major centres are below:

Bendigo Road Travel Times Distance to Bendigo Time by Car
Bendigo to Melbourne 147km 90 mins
Bendigo to Castlemaine 38km 30 mins
Bendigo to Daylesford 77km 60 mins
Bendigo to Ballarat 122km 90 mins
Bendigo to Echuca 92km 70 mins
Bendigo to Tullamarine Airport 143km 95 mins

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