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

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Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Wollongong  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Wollongong (WOL) MEB - WOL

$31 - $126

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Fly Melbourne to Sydney, train  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Sydney (SYD) MEL - SYD
  2. Take the train from Wolli Creek Station to Kiama Station

$75 - $255

Fly Avalon to Sydney, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Sydney (SYD) AVV - SYD
  2. Take the train from Wolli Creek Station to Kiama Station

$70 - $253

Train  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Moss Vale 622 / ...

$58 - $163

Bus  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Airport, International Terminal Gx322
  2. Take the bus from Sydney Airport to Kiama Bombo

$88 - $143

Bus, train  •  14 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Fe31
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Kiama Station South Coast Line

$54 - $68

Drive  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Kiama 498 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Kiama is to bus and train which costs $75 - $100 and takes 14 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Kiama is to fly which costs $40 - $180 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Kiama. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Kiama Bombo via Sydney Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 40 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Kiama is 633 km. The road distance is 796.9 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Kiama without a car is to train which takes 11 h 52 min and costs $80 - $230.

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Melbourne to Kiama, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Kiama bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Melbourne station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Kiama is to fly which takes 4 h 35 min and costs $40 - $180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $80 - $230 and takes 11 h 52 min, you could also bus, which costs $120 - $210 and takes 14 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport to Wollongong Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Melbourne to Kiama bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Kiama Bombo station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Kiama.
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  • Distance: 395.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

VivaColombia flies from Melbourne to Kiama once daily. Alternatively, XPT operates a train from Melbourne to Kiama twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $160 and the journey takes 9 h 14 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 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Wollongong
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $120
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Wolli Creek Station to Kiama Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$10 - $15
1st Class
$14 - $21
Train from Central Station to Kiama Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$10 - $16
1st Class
$15 - $22
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Moss Vale
Ave. Duration
9 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $160
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$50 - $70
First
$70 - $95
Sleeper
$130 - $160
Bus operators
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 Sydney Airport, International Terminal
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney Airport to Kiama Bombo
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Kiama is 797 km. It takes approximately 8 h 32 min to drive from Melbourne to Kiama.

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VivaColombia offers flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport to Wollongong Airport.

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There are 75+ hotels available in Kiama. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport is to line 59 tram which takes 37 min and costs $5.

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