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

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Fly from Avalon  •  2h 53m

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

$81 - $316

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Train to Melbourne, fly  •  4h 6m

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

$108 - $352

Train  •  13h 19m

  1. Take the train from Geelong to Southern Cross Melbourne - Geelong / ...
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 624

$87 - $266

Train, bus  •  14h 2m

  1. Take the train from Geelong to Southern Cross Melbourne - Geelong / ...
  2. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Gx322 / ...

$132 - $226

Bus  •  15h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Avalon Airport to Southern Cross Avalon Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Fe31

$96 - $112

Drive  •  9h 39m

  1. Drive from Geelong to Sydney 931.9 km

$110 - $180

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geelong to Sydney is to bus which costs $95 - $120 and takes 15h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Geelong to Sydney is to fly which costs $80 - $320 and takes 2h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geelong to Sydney. However, there are services departing from Moorabool St/Malop St and arriving at Sydney via Avalon Airport and Melbourne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 4m.

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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 13h 19m.

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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 which takes 13h 19m and costs $85 - $270.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m to get from Geelong to Sydney, including transfers.

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Geelong to Sydney bus services, operated by Skybus, depart from Avalon Airport station.

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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 2h 53m and costs $80 - $320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $270 and takes 13h 19m, you could also bus, which costs $95 - $120 and takes 15h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Geelong to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 778.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 53m

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 13h 19m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Train operators
V-Line

V/Line provides passenger rail and coach services to regional destinations across Victoria, Australia. Services go to/from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. 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 coach travel and long-distance train services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have tray tables and larger reclining seats with more leg room.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Geelong to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$12 - $16
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $250
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XPT bookings
Economy
$75 - $100
First
$100 - $140
Sleeper
$210 - $250
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$120 - $160
Premium
$150 - $210
Advantage
$160 - $190
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Avalon Airport to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
Skybus
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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The quickest flight from Avalon Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Geelong to Sydney bus services, operated by Firefly Express, arrive at Sydney station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geelong to Sydney is 932 km. It takes approximately 9h 39m 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 2321+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Geelong to Avalon Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs $18.

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