There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Manly by plane, ferry, bus, train 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 from Melbourne, ferry  •  3 h 45 min

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

$85 - $269

Cheapest option

Bus Firefly Express  •  13 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Fe31

$52 - $64

4 alternative options

Bus to Avalon, fly, ferry  •  4 h 15 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 ferry from Circular Quay, Wharf 2 to Manly, Wharf 2

$73 - $252

Train, ferry  •  11 h 51 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 / ...

$74 - $193

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  13 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney

$85 - $157

Drive  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Manly 546.8 miles

$75 - $120

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 $45 - $60 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
$65 - $190
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$65 - $85
First
$90 - $120
Sleeper
$160 - $190
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
$18
Schedules at
skybus.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
$45 - $60
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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 - $85
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
murrays.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
$6 - $9
Schedules at
manlyfastferry.com.au

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Melbourne to Manly?

The distance between Melbourne and Manly is 724 km. The road distance is 875 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Manly?

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Manly is to bus which costs $65 - $85 and takes 13 h 9 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Melbourne to Manly?

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Manly is to fly and ferry which takes 3 h 45 min and costs $100 - $350.

Is there a direct bus between Melbourne and Manly?

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 9 min.

How long does it take to get from Melbourne to Manly?

It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Melbourne to Manly, including transfers.