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There are 4 ways to get from Manly to Wollongong by ferry, train, bus or car

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Ferry, train  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the ferry from Manly, Wharf 2 to Circular Quay, Wharf 2 MFF Manly Fast Ferry / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Wollongong Station South Coast Line

$13 - $21

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Ferry, train, bus  •  3h 56m

  1. Take the ferry from Manly, Wharf 2 to Circular Quay, Wharf 2
  2. Take the train from Circular Quay Station to Campbelltown Station
  3. Take the bus from Campbelltown Station, Stand B to Wollongong Central, Kiera St 887

$11 - $17

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Wollongong

$14 - $21

Drive  •  1h 22m

  1. Drive from Manly to Wollongong 60.1 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Manly to Wollongong is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 1h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Manly to Wollongong is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 1h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manly to Wollongong. However, there are services departing from Manly Wharf, West Esplanade, Stand B and arriving at Wollongong via Military Rd At Watson St and Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 3m.

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The distance between Manly and Wollongong is 78 km. The road distance is 96.2 km.

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The best way to get from Manly to Wollongong without a car is to ferry and train which takes 2h 30m and costs $18 - $30.

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It takes approximately 2h 30m to get from Manly to Wollongong, including transfers.

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Manly to Wollongong bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Sydney station.

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Manly to Wollongong bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Wollongong station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manly to Wollongong is 96 km. It takes approximately 1h 22m to drive from Manly to Wollongong.

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There are 70+ hotels available in Wollongong. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manly to Wollongong.
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  • Distance: 48.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 30m

What companies run services between Manly, NSW, Australia and Wollongong, NSW, Australia?

Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Manly to Wollongong twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $15 and the journey takes 2h.

Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
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
Sydney Trains
Bus operators
Busabout
Phone
(02) 4631 4200
Email
customerservice@busabout.com.au
Website
busabout.com.au
Bus from Campbelltown Station, Stand B to Wollongong Central, Kiera St
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Busabout
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Wollongong
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
Premier Motor Service
Ferry operators
Manly Fast Ferry
Phone
02 9583 1199
Website
manlyfastferry.com.au
Ferry from Manly, Wharf 2 to Circular Quay, Wharf 2
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Manly Fast Ferry

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