I spent Sunday, the 2nd of November 2014 on the Firefly coach from Adelaide, South Australia to Melbourne, Victoria. The 725 kilometres takes approximately 8 hours or longer depending on how many stops you make and how long your breaks are. For those in a hurry, there are 19 flights daily that take about an hour and 20 minutes. For train buffs, the Overland makes the trip on Mondays and Fridays, taking around 11 hours.
In my journal I wrote, “On the Firefly coach to Melbourne – We are just completing our first stop. I had a bacon & egg McMuffin-type sandwich, and bought some licorice.” “Hotel room in Melbourne – It was fun to see the small towns and to see how the landscape changes from South Australia to Victoria.”
The bus terminal in Melbourne is the Southern Cross Station which is a 20 minute walk from The Citigate hotel where I spent my last night in Australia. The Citigate was undergoing renovations when I was there, and is now the DoubleTree by Hilton.