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There are 5 ways to get from Illawarra to Blue Mountains by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train via Wollongong Station, Station St

  1. Take the train from Wollongong Station to Central Station
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Wentworth Falls Station

Cheapest option

Line 51 bus, bus, train

  1. Take the line 51 bus from Shellharbour Rd after Barnes St to Wollongong Station, Station St
  2. Take the bus from Wollongong Station, Station St to Campbelltown Station, Stand B
  3. Take the train from Campbelltown Station to Glenfield Station
  4. Take the train from Glenfield Station to Blacktown Station
  5. Take the bus from Blacktown Station, Stand M to Blackheath Station, Great Western Hwy

3 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Oak Flats Station to Central Station
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Wentworth Falls Station

Train #2

  1. Take the train from Wollongong Station to Central Station
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Blackheath Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Illawarra to Blue Mountains
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The cheapest way to get from Illawarra to Blue Mountains is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 2h 27m.

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The fastest way to get from Illawarra to Blue Mountains is to drive which takes 2h 27m and costs $23 - $35.

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The distance between Illawarra and Blue Mountains is 116 km. The road distance is 186.8 km.

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The best way to get from Illawarra to Blue Mountains without a car is to train via Wollongong Station, Station St which takes 5h 17m and costs $120 - $170.

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It takes approximately 5h 17m to get from Illawarra to Blue Mountains, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Illawarra to Blue Mountains is 187 km. It takes approximately 2h 27m to drive from Illawarra to Blue Mountains.

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There are 112+ hotels available in Blue Mountains. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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  • Distance: 116 km
  • Duration: 5h 17m

What companies run services between Illawarra, NSW, Australia and Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia?

You can take a train from Illawarra to Blue Mountains via Wollongong Station, Station St, Wollongong Station, Central Station, and Wentworth Falls Station in around 5h 17m.

Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Wollongong Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$6 - $9
Opal single trip ticket
$7 - $11
Train from Central Station to Wentworth Falls Station
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$7 - $10
Opal single trip ticket
$8 - $12
Train from Oak Flats Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$7 - $10
Opal single trip ticket
$8 - $12
Train from Central Station to Blackheath Station
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$7 - $10
Opal single trip ticket
$9 - $13
Sydney Trains
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Campbelltown Station to Glenfield Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Adult one-way
$3 - $6
Train from Glenfield Station to Blacktown Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Adult one-way
$1 - $3
Intercity Train
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Campbelltown Station to Glenfield Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus operators
Premier Illawarra
Phone
02 4271 1322
Email
enquiries@premierillawarra.com.au%20
Website
premierillawarra.com.au
Bus from Shellharbour Rd after Barnes St to Wollongong Station, Station St
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Premier Illawarra
Busabout
Phone
(02) 4631 4200
Email
customerservice@busabout.com.au
Website
busabout.com.au
Bus from Wollongong Station, Station St to Campbelltown Station, Stand B
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Busabout
Blue Mountains Transit
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Blacktown Station, Stand M to Blackheath Station, Great Western Hwy
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Blue Mountains Transit

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