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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Sydney, train  •  5h 10m

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

$70 - $314

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Fly to Canberra, bus  •  8h 19m

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Canberra (CBR) ADL - CBR
  2. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre to Wollongong Station, Station St

$173 - $369

Bus  •  23h 5m

  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, Coach Stop to Wollongong Station, Station St 855

$115 - $151

Train  •  26h 46m

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

$290 - $662

Drive  •  14h 21m

  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 bus which costs $160 - $220 and takes 23h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Wollongong is to fly and train which costs $95 - $450 and takes 5h 10m.

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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, Station St via Albury station and Goulburn Station, Coach Stop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 5m.

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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 26h 46m.

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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 23h 5m and costs $160 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5h 10m 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 23h 5m and costs $160 - $220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $400 - $950 and takes 26h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Wollongong.
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  • Distance: 703.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 10m

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

You can take a bus from Adelaide to Wollongong via Albury station and Goulburn Station, Coach Stop in around 23h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Adelaide to Wollongong via Sydney and Central Station in around 26h 46m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney via Avalon
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney via Avalon
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
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
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Central Station to Wollongong Station
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
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
24h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$280 - $650
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$284
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$480 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $650
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Jolimont Centre to Wollongong Station, Station St
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $36
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Murrays Coaches
Bus from Goulburn Station, Coach Stop to Wollongong Station, Station St
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $24
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Murrays Coaches
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
14h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Albury station to Goulburn
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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

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

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Wollongong is 30m ahead of Adelaide. It is currently 9:04 PM in Adelaide and 9:34 PM in Wollongong.

Adelaide to Wollongong train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Wollongong Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Wollongong is 1313 km. It takes approximately 14h 21m to drive from Adelaide to Wollongong.

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Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas offer flights from Adelaide Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 67+ hotels available in Wollongong. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Adelaide Airport is to bus which takes 18m and costs $4.

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