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.

Recommended option

Fly Melbourne to Sydney, train  •  6 h

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

$85 - $270

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Parramatta Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Penrith Station, Stand D to Goldsmith Pl Opp Katoomba Station 42Bm / ...

$53 - $65

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Fly Avalon to Sydney, train  •  6 h 30 min

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

$70 - $253

Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Orange, train  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Orange (OAG) MEB - OAG
  2. Take the train from Orange Station to Katoomba Station

$98 - $262

Train  •  14 h 6 min

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

$72 - $184

Bus, train  •  14 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Central Station Gx322 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Katoomba Station Blue Mountains Line

$88 - $145

Drive  •  9 h 32 min

  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 which costs $70 - $90 and takes 14 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Katoomba is to fly and train which costs $110 - $370 and takes 6 h.

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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 14 h 6 min.

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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 train which takes 14 h 6 min and costs $95 - $260.

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It takes approximately 6 h 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 best way to get from Melbourne to Katoomba is to train which takes 14 h 6 min and costs $95 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $90 and takes 14 h 6 min.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Katoomba.
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  • Distance: 414.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

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 14 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Katoomba via Parramatta, Parramatta Station, Penrith Station, and Penrith Station, Stand D in around 14 h 6 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Orange
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Katoomba Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$10 - $15
1st Class
$14 - $21
Train from Orange Station to Katoomba Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $40
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Parramatta
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Penrith Station, Stand D to Goldsmith Pl Opp Katoomba Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
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
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$95 - $130

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