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There are 6 ways to get from Geelong to Sydney by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Avalon  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Sydney (SYD) AVV - SYD

$54 - $235

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Train, bus Firefly Express  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Geelong to Deer Park Melbourne - Geelong
  2. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Fe31

$45 - $63

4 alternative options

Train to Melbourne, fly  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Geelong to Southern Cross
  2. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Sydney (SYD) MEL - SYD

$80 - $262

Train, bus Greyhound Australia  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Geelong to Southern Cross Melbourne - Geelong / ...
  2. Take the bus from Melbourne to Central Station Gx323 / ...

$77 - $130

Train  •  13 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Geelong to Southern Cross Melbourne - Geelong / ...
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...

$65 - $177

Drive  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Geelong to Sydney 582.4 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Geelong to Sydney is to train and bus which costs $60 - $90 and takes 14 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geelong to Sydney is to fly which costs $75 - $340 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geelong to Sydney station. However, there are services departing from Geelong and arriving at Central Station via Southern Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 9 min.

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The distance between Geelong and Sydney is 778 km. The road distance is 931.9 km.

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The best way to get from Geelong to Sydney without a car is to train and bus which takes 13 h 7 min and costs $100 - $190.

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Geelong to Sydney, including transfers.

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Geelong to Sydney train services, operated by V-Line, depart from Geelong station.

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The best way to get from Geelong to Sydney is to fly which takes 3 h 5 min and costs $75 - $340. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $90 - $250 and takes 13 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Avalon Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Geelong to Sydney train services, operated by XPT, arrive at Central Station.

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Map of how to get from Geelong to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 486.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

What companies run services between Geelong, VIC, Australia and Sydney, NSW, Australia?

Jetstar flies from Geelong to Sydney 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geelong to Sydney via Southern Cross in around 13 h 9 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Train operators
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
Train from Geelong to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Geelong to Deer Park
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $100
Flexifare
$85 - $120
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Geelong to Sydney is 932 km. It takes approximately 9 h 39 min to drive from Geelong to Sydney.

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Jetstar offers flights from Avalon Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 2145+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geelong to Avalon Airport is to shuttle which takes 25 min and costs $10 - $18.

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