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There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to Blue Mountains by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Melbourne, train  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Sydney (SYD) MEL - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Blackheath Station

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Bus  •  13h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Parramatta Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Parramatta Station, Stand B3 to Mount Victoria Station, Coach Stop 6Bm

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Bus to Avalon, fly, train  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne Southern Cross to Avalon Airport
  2. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Sydney (SYD) AVV - SYD
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Blackheath Station

Train  •  14h 19m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 624
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Blackheath Station Bmt

Bus, train  •  14h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Airport Gx322
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Blackheath Station Bmt

Night train, train  •  14h 11m

  1. Take the night train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Blackheath Station Bmt

Drive  •  9h 36m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Blue Mountains 856.8 km
Melbourne → Blue Mountains
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Blue Mountains is 1800 020 080.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Blue Mountains is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Blue Mountains is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 20 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Blue Mountains is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 9h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Blue Mountains is to fly and train which costs $140 - $300 and takes 6h 12m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Blue Mountains is 677 km. The road distance is 856.8 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Blue Mountains without a car is to bus which takes 13h 52m and costs $120 - $160.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Melbourne to Blue Mountains, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Blue Mountains is to bus which takes 13h 52m and costs $120 - $160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $150 - $350 and takes 14h 19m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Blue Mountains is 857 km. It takes approximately 9h 36m to drive from Melbourne to Blue Mountains.

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Regional Express, Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 127+ hotels available in Blue Mountains. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Blue Mountains.
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  • Distance: 677.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 12m

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Blue Mountains via Parramatta Station, Stand B3 and Mount Victoria Station, Coach Stop in around 13h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Blue Mountains via Central Station and Blackheath Station in around 14h 19m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney via Canberra
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney via Launceston
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $230
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney via Merimbula
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $300
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $230
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney via Launceston
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $230
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $300
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
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 Central Station to Blackheath Station
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$7 - $10
Opal single trip ticket
$9 - $13
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
Website
XPT
Economy
$75 - $100
First
$100 - $140
Sleeper
$210 - $250
Bus operators
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Melbourne Southern Cross to Avalon Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
Skybus
Book at
Skybus
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Parramatta
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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
Bus from Parramatta Station, Stand B3 to Mount Victoria Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Transport NSW
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 Airport
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $250
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$130 - $190
Advantage
$150 - $230
Premium
$160 - $250

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $18.

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