There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Manly by plane, ferry, train, bus or car

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Fly from Melbourne, ferry  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Sydney (SYD) MEL - SYD
  2. Take the ferry from Circular Quay, Wharf 2 to Manly, Wharf 2

$81 - $265

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Bus  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Fe31

$48 - $58

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Fly from Avalon, ferry  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Sydney (SYD) AVV - SYD
  2. Take the ferry from Circular Quay, Wharf 2 to Manly, Wharf 2

$66 - $248

Train, ferry  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Circular Quay, Wharf 2 to Manly, Wharf 2 MFF Manly Fast Ferry / ...

$66 - $176

Bus, ferry  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Central Station Gx322 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Circular Quay, Wharf 2 to Manly, Wharf 2 MFF Manly Fast Ferry / ...

$82 - $137

Drive  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Manly 546.8 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Manly. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Manly Wharf, West Esplanade, Stand B via Central Station, Eddy Av, Stand B and Spit Junction B-Line, Spit Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 7 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Manly is 724 km. The road distance is 874.9 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Manly without a car is to train and ferry which takes 11 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Melbourne to Manly, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Manly bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Melbourne station.

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

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Melbourne to Manly bus services, operated by Firefly Express, arrive at Sydney station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Manly is 875 km. It takes approximately 9 h 11 min to drive from Melbourne to Manly.

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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 1926+ hotels available in Manly. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Manly.
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  • Distance: 452.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

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

Firefly Express operates a bus from Melbourne to Manly once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 12 h.

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
Train operators
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
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
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 Central Station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
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
Ferry operators
Manly Fast Ferry
Website
manlyfastferry.com.au
Ferry from Circular Quay, Wharf 2 to Manly, Wharf 2
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
manlyfastferry.com.au

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

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