There are 8 ways to get from Melbourne to Katoomba by plane, train, bus or car

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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

$87 - $273

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 7 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 / ...

$54 - $67

6 alternative options

Bus to Avalon, fly to Sydney, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Skybus Coach Terminal/Melbourne to Avalon Airport
  2. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Sydney (SYD) AVV - SYD
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Katoomba Station

$75 - $256

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 - $268

Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Wollongong, train  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Wollongong (WOL) MEB - WOL
  2. Take the train from Albion Park Station to Central Station
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Katoomba Station

$58 - $304

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

$74 - $191

Bus, train  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Katoomba Station

$88 - $162

Drive  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Katoomba 567.4 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne and Katoomba is 663 km. The road distance is 908 km.

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Katoomba is to bus which costs $70 - $90 and takes 14 h 7 min.

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

No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Katoomba. 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.

It takes approximately 6 h to get from Melbourne to Katoomba, including transfers.

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 7 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
Jetgo Australia
Website
jetgo.com
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Wollongong
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$10 - $16
1st Class
$14 - $22
Train from Orange Station to Katoomba Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$20 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Albion Park Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$10 - $15
1st Class
$13 - $20
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 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $85
First
$85 - $120
Sleeper
$150 - $180
Bus operators
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Skybus Coach Terminal/Melbourne to Avalon Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
skybus.com.au
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 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
murrays.com.au

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