Bendigo is 153km north of Melbourne up the Calder Freeway. And around a 90 minute drive from Melbourne Airport. Getting here 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 no matter which direction you are coming from.

From the Murray River town of Echuca, the journey is a picturesque hour and ten down the Northern and Midland Highways, while Shepparton is 1.5 hours east on the Midland Highway. Heading northwest along the Loddon Valley Highway, Swan Hill is 2 hours away, while Mildura is 4.5 hours away via either the Loddon Valley or Calder Highways.

Closer to Bendigo is the Heathcote wine region, a leisurely 30 minute drive along the McIvor Highway. While the artisan hub of Castlemaine is about 40 minutes to the south along the Calder Highway.

If you would like to travel to Bendigo with coach charters, please visit to 'By Coach Charters' page.