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There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to Katoomba by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Melbourne to Sydney, train  •  5h 59m

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

$85 - $270

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Bus Firefly Express, train  •  13h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Parramatta Fe31
  2. Take the train from Parramatta Station to Springwood Station Blue Mountains Line

$51 - $64

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Bus to Avalon, fly to Sydney, train  •  6h 29m

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

$70 - $253

Fly Melbourne to Newcastle, train  •  9h 8m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Newcastle (NTL) MEL - NTL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Strathfield Station
  3. Take the train from Strathfield Station to Katoomba Station

$88 - $321

Train  •  14h 6m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Katoomba Station Blue Mountains Line

$70 - $180

Bus Greyhound Australia, train  •  14h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Central Station Gx323 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Wentworth Falls Station Blue Mountains Line

$81 - $135

Drive  •  9h 32m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Katoomba 567.4 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Katoomba is to bus and train which costs $70 - $90 and takes 13h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Katoomba is to fly and train which costs $110 - $380 and takes 5h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Katoomba station. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Katoomba Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 6m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Katoomba is 663 km. The road distance is 907.8 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Katoomba without a car is to bus and train which takes 13h 43m and costs $70 - $90.

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It takes approximately 5h 59m to get from Melbourne to Katoomba, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Katoomba train services, operated by XPT, depart from Southern Cross station.

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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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Melbourne to Katoomba train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Katoomba Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Katoomba is 908 km. It takes approximately 9h 32m to drive from Melbourne to Katoomba.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Katoomba.
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  • Distance: 414.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 59m

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

You can take a train from Melbourne to Katoomba via Central Station in around 14h 6m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Melbourne to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Melbourne to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Katoomba Station
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$10 - $15
1st Class
$14 - $20
Train from Newcastle Interchange to Strathfield Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$14 - $21
1st Class
$19 - $28
Train from Strathfield Station to Katoomba Station
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$9 - $13
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Parramatta Station to Springwood Station
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
Train from Central Station to Wentworth Falls Station
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $19
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Book at
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Bus operators
Skybus
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Parramatta
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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 and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $100
Flexifare
$85 - $120

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

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There are 273+ hotels available in Katoomba. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $18.

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