Distance between Merimbula and Castlemaine
The distance from Merimbula to Castlemaine is 699 kilometers by road including 255 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 7 hours and 40 minutes and goes through Traralgon, Pambula, Eden, Orbost, Bairnsdale, Morwell and Moe.
Shortest distance by air  506 km ✈️ 
Car route length  699 km 🚗 
Driving time  7 h 40 min 
Fuel amount  55.9 L 
Fuel cost  91.7 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Merimbula  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
9 7 km, 06 min


Pambula  7 km  06 min  0.4 L  
A1 16 km, 12 min


Eden  23 km  18 min  1.1 L  
A1 183 km, 2 h 03 min


Orbost  206 km  2 h 21 min  16.0 L  
A1 92 km, 1 h 03 min


Bairnsdale  298 km  3 h 25 min  23.6 L  
A1 120 km, 1 h 23 min


Traralgon  418 km  4 h 49 min  33.0 L  
M1 12 km, 07 min


Morwell  430 km  4 h 57 min  34.1 L  
M1 15 km, 08 min


Moe  445 km  5 h 05 min  35.5 L  
M1 30 km, 17 min


Warragul  475 km  5 h 22 min  37.6 L  
M1 226 km, 2 h 18 min


Castlemaine  701 km  7 h 41 min  55.8 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Merimbula to Castlemaine?
Fuel cost: 91.7 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 699 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.64 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Merimbula to Castlemaine?
Driving time: 7 h 40 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 143 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 1 h 17 min
 87 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 52 min
 374 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 4 h 9 min
 62 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 46 min
 4 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 3 min
 22 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 22 min
 6 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 6 min
 1 km with a maximum speed 40 km/h = 1 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Merimbula to Castlemaine by land?
The distance between Merimbula and Castlemaine is 699 km by road including 255 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Merimbula and Castlemaine respectively.
How far is Merimbula to Castlemaine by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Merimbula and Castlemaine is 506 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Merimbula and Castlemaine respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Merimbula from Castlemaine by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 37 min to cover the distance of 506 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 2 h 18 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Merimbula to Castlemaine?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 2 h 6 min to cover the distance of 506 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 2 h 24 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Merimbula and Castlemaine?
The halfway point between Merimbula and Castlemaine is Stratford. It is located about 1 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Stratford to Merimbula is 350 km and driving will take about 4 h 1 min. The road between Stratford and Castlemaine has length 349 km and will take approximately 3 h 38 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Merimbula in relation to Castlemaine?
Merimbula is located 506 km east of Castlemaine.
Merimbula has geographic coordinates: latitude 36.8882, longitude 149.90985.
Castlemaine has geographic coordinates: latitude 37.06648, longitude 144.22.
Which highway goes from Merimbula to Castlemaine?
The route from Merimbula to Castlemaine follows A1, M1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 M79: 96 km
 C620: 29 km
 B500: 22 km
 B180: 12 km
 M2: 9 km
 40: 8 km
 9: 6 km
 C491: 2 km
 60: 1 km