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There are 10 ways to get from Melbourne to Nowra by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Melbourne to Sydney, train  •  6h 45m

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

$155 - $496

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Bus  •  12h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Goulburn
  2. Take the bus from Goulburn Station, Coach Stop to Leighton Gardens, Argyle St 855
  3. Take the bus from Leighton Gardens, Argyle St to Nowra Bus Terminal, Stewart Pl 810

$74 - $94

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Bus to Avalon, fly to Sydney, train  •  7h 19m

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

$110 - $222

Fly Melbourne to Canberra, train, bus  •  9h 13m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR) MEL - CBR
  2. Take the train from Canberra Station to Moss Vale Station
  3. Take the bus from Leighton Gardens, Argyle St to Nowra Bus Terminal, Stewart Pl

$233 - $836

Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Wollongong, train  •  5h 51m

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Wollongong (WOL) MEB - WOL
  2. Take the train from Kiama Station to Bomaderry Station

$210 - $277

Fly Melbourne to Newcastle, train  •  10h 33m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Newcastle (NTL) MEL - NTL
  2. Take the train from Hamilton Station to Central Station
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Kiama Station

$150 - $878

Train, bus  •  12h 2m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Moss Vale Station 624
  2. Take the bus from Leighton Gardens, Argyle St to Nowra Bus Terminal, Stewart Pl 810

$74 - $233

Bus via Canberra  •  13h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra
  2. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre to Leighton Gardens, Argyle St 855
  3. Take the bus from Leighton Gardens, Argyle St to Nowra Bus Terminal, Stewart Pl 810

$126 - $194

Night train, bus  •  11h 41m

  1. Take the night train from Southern Cross to Moss Vale Station 622
  2. Take the bus from Leighton Gardens, Argyle St to Nowra Bus Terminal, Stewart Pl 810

$74 - $233

Drive  •  8h 27m

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Nowra 799 km

$95 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Nowra is to bus which costs $70 - $95 and takes 12h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Nowra is to fly and train which costs $210 - $280 and takes 5h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Nowra. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Nowra Bus Terminal, Stewart Pl via Goulburn Station, Coach Stop and Leighton Gardens, Argyle St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 50m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Nowra is 601 km. The road distance is 799 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Nowra without a car is to train and bus which takes 12h 2m and costs $70 - $240.

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It takes approximately 6h 45m to get from Melbourne to Nowra, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Nowra 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 1h 25m.

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Melbourne to Nowra bus services, operated by Berrima Buslines, arrive at Nowra Bus Terminal, Stewart Pl station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Nowra is 799 km. It takes approximately 8h 27m to drive from Melbourne to Nowra.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Nowra.
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  • Distance: 601.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 45m

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

You can take a bus from Melbourne to Nowra via Goulburn Station, Coach Stop and Leighton Gardens, Argyle St in around 12h 50m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,700
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Melbourne to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Melbourne to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Melbourne to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Fly Corporate
Website
flycorporate.com.au
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Wollongong
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $470
Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Wolli Creek Station to Kiama Station
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$20 - $27
First Class
$28 - $40
Train from Canberra Station to Moss Vale Station
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$26 - $35
First Class
$35 - $50
Train from Hamilton Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Train from Central Station to Kiama Station
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$21 - $27
First Class
$29 - $40
Intercity Train
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Kiama Station to Bomaderry Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
transportnsw.info
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Southern Cross to Moss Vale Station
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $230
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XPT bookings
Economy
$65 - $90
First
$95 - $130
Sleeper
$200 - $230
Bus operators
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Southern Cross to Avalon Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
Skybus
Berrima Buslines
Phone
02 9747 7000
Email
info@buslinesgroup.com.au
Website
buslinesgroup.com.au
Bus from Leighton Gardens, Argyle St to Nowra Bus Terminal, Stewart Pl
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Berrima Buslines
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Goulburn
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Goulburn Station, Coach Stop to Leighton Gardens, Argyle St
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $20
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Murrays Coaches
Bus from Jolimont Centre to Leighton Gardens, Argyle St
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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Murrays Coaches
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Sloane St Opp Goulburn Station to Moss Vale Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
Transport NSW
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $150
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$90 - $120
Premium
$110 - $150
Advantage
$110 - $140

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Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 423+ hotels available in Nowra. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs $18.

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