There are 5 ways to get from Adelaide to Wollongong by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Sydney, train  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Sydney (SYD) ADL - SYD
  2. Take the train from Wolli Creek Station to Wollongong Station

$71 - $315

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Fly to Canberra, bus  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Canberra (CBR) ADL - CBR
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Wollongong station

$172 - $362

Bus  •  23 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from 85 Franklin St to Albury
  2. Take the bus from Albury station to Goulburn
  3. Take the bus from Goulburn Station to Wollongong station 855

$117 - $154

Train  •  29 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney Indian Pacific
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Wollongong Station South Coast Line

$296 - $676

Drive  •  14 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Wollongong 820.8 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Wollongong is to fly and train which costs $95 - $440 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Wollongong is to fly and train which costs $95 - $440 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Wollongong station. However, there are services departing from 85 Franklin St and arriving at Wollongong station via Albury station and Goulburn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Adelaide to Wollongong station. However, there are services departing from Adelaide Parklands and arriving at Wollongong Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 52 min.

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The distance between Adelaide and Wollongong is 1125 km. The road distance is 1313.3 km.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Wollongong without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 35 min and costs $160 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Adelaide to Wollongong, including transfers.

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Adelaide to Wollongong bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from 85 Franklin St station.

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Adelaide to Wollongong train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, depart from Adelaide Parklands station.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Wollongong is to bus which takes 23 h 35 min and costs $160 - $220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $400 - $950 and takes 29 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from Adelaide Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Adelaide to Wollongong bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, arrive at Wollongong station.

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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Wollongong.
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  • Distance: 703.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 19 min

What companies run services between Adelaide, SA, Australia and Wollongong, NSW, Australia?

You can take a bus from Adelaide to Wollongong via Albury, Albury station, Goulburn, and Goulburn Station in around 23 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Adelaide to Wollongong via Sydney and Central Station in around 29 h 52 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Wolli Creek Station to Wollongong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$7 - $11
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Central Station to Wollongong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $16
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney
Ave. Duration
27 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$290
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$490 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Wollongong station
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Bus from Goulburn Station to Wollongong station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from 85 Franklin St to Albury
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Albury station to Goulburn
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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