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There are 4 ways to get from Canberra to Wollongong by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre to Wollongong Station, Station St 855

$40 - $55

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Train  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from Canberra Station to Campbelltown Station 632 / ...
  2. Take the train from Wolli Creek Station to Wollongong Station South Coast Line

$62 - $82

Drive  •  2h 35m

  1. Drive from Canberra to Wollongong 152.3 miles

$30 - $45

Fly, train  •  4h 8m

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

$148 - $345

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The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Wollongong is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 2h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra to Wollongong is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 2h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Jolimont Centre and arriving at Wollongong Station, Station St station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Canberra station to Wollongong station. However, there are services departing from Canberra Station and arriving at Wollongong Station via Campbelltown Station and Wolli Creek Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 13m.

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The distance between Canberra and Wollongong is 187 km. The road distance is 243.6 km.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Wollongong without a car is to bus which takes 3h 20m and costs $40 - $55.

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The bus from Jolimont Centre to Wollongong Station, Station St takes 3h 20m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Canberra to Wollongong bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, depart from Jolimont Centre station.

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

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The best way to get from Canberra to Wollongong is to bus which takes 3h 20m and costs $40 - $55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $85 and takes 6h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Canberra to Wollongong.
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  • Distance: 117.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 20m

What companies run services between Canberra, ACT, Australia and Wollongong, NSW, Australia?

Murrays Coaches operates a bus from Canberra to Wollongong once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 3h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Canberra to Wollongong via Campbelltown Station and Wolli Creek Station in around 6h 13m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Canberra Station to Campbelltown Station
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$35 - $55
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Wolli Creek Station to Wollongong Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
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
$40 - $55
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Murrays Coaches

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The quickest flight from Canberra Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Canberra to Wollongong is 244 km. It takes approximately 2h 35m to drive from Canberra to Wollongong.

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Qatar Airways, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Canberra Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 74+ hotels available in Wollongong. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Canberra Airport is to line 3 bus which takes 23m and costs $2 - $5.

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