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

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Ferry, train  •  2 h 37 min

  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

$14 - $22

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Line 144 bus, bus  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the line 144 bus from Manly Wharf, West Esplanade, Stand B to Neutral Bay Junction, Military Rd, Stand C 144 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Neutral Bay Junction, Military Rd, Stand A to Central Station, Railway Square, Stand L M30
  3. Take the bus from Central Station, Western Concourse to Wollongong Station, Station St

$10 - $16

2 alternative options

Ferry, train, bus  •  3 h 53 min

  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

$12 - $17

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  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 $11 - $17 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manly to Wollongong is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manly to Wollongong station. However, there are services departing from Manly Wharf, West Esplanade, Stand B and arriving at Wollongong Station, Station St via Neutral Bay Junction, Military Rd, Stand A and Central Station, Western Concourse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 39 min.

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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 2 h 37 min and costs $19 - $35.

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It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to get from Manly to Wollongong, including transfers.

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Manly to Wollongong bus services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Manly Wharf, West Esplanade, Stand B station.

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Manly to Wollongong bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Wollongong Station, Station St.

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

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There are 63+ hotels available in Wollongong. Prices start at $87 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: 2 h 37 min

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

You can take a bus from Manly to Wollongong via Neutral Bay Junction, Military Rd, Stand C, Neutral Bay Junction, Military Rd, Stand A, Central Station, Railway Square, Stand L, and Central Station, Western Concourse in around 3 h 39 min.

Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Wollongong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$7 - $12
1st Class
$10 - $16
Sydney Trains
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Manly Wharf, West Esplanade, Stand B to Neutral Bay Junction, Military Rd, Stand C
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Neutral Bay Junction, Military Rd, Stand A to Central Station, Railway Square, Stand L
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Central Station, Western Concourse to Wollongong Station, Station St
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Busabout
Website
busabout.com.au
Bus from Campbelltown Station, Stand B to Wollongong Central, Kiera St
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
131500.com.au
Ferry operators
Manly Fast Ferry
Website
manlyfastferry.com.au
Ferry from Manly, Wharf 2 to Circular Quay, Wharf 2
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
manlyfastferry.com.au

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