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Duration 11h 16m
Distance 859.7 km
Average price $120
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The average train between Melbourne and Sydney takes 11h 16m and the fastest train takes 11h 15m. There is at least one train per day from Melbourne to Sydney. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Southern Cross
  2. Sydney
11h 17m
$75 - $250

Melbourne to Sydney train times

Trains run once daily between Melbourne and Sydney. The service departs Melbourne at 09:35 in the morning, which arrives into Sydney at 20:52. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 11h 16m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Central Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 17m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Sydney is 714 km. The road distance is 859.7 km.

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Melbourne to Sydney train services, operated by NSW TrainLink XPT, depart from Southern Cross station.

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Melbourne to Sydney train services, operated by NSW TrainLink XPT, arrive at Central Station.

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What companies run services between Melbourne and Sydney?

NSW TrainLink XPT operates a train from Southern Cross to Central Station once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $250 and the journey takes 11h 17m.
Train operators
NSW TrainLink XPT
Ave. Duration
11h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Website
XPT
Economy
$75 - $100
First
$100 - $140
Sleeper
$210 - $250
Night train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Website
XPT
Economy
$75 - $100
First
$100 - $140
Sleeper
$210 - $250

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