There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to Wollongong by plane, train, bus 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.

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Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Wollongong  •  4 h 15 min

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

$40 - $276

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Fly Melbourne to Sydney, train  •  4 h 56 min

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

$82 - $266

Bus to Avalon, fly to Sydney, train  •  5 h 26 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 Wolli Creek Station to Wollongong Station

$70 - $249

Bus Firefly Express  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Goulburn Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Goulburn Station to Wollongong station 855

$63 - $76

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Wollongong station 855

$85 - $135

Train, bus  •  12 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Campbelltown 624 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Campbelltown Station, Stand B to Princes Hwy At Bourke St 887

$63 - $173

Drive  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Wollongong 512.9 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Wollongong is to bus which costs $85 - $110 and takes 12 h.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Wollongong is to fly which takes 4 h 15 min and costs $50 - $380.

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The distance between Melbourne and Wollongong is 652 km. The road distance is 821 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Melbourne to Wollongong, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Wollongong. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Wollongong station via Goulburn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h.

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

Jetgo Australia flies from Melbourne to Wollongong once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Wollongong via Goulburn and Goulburn Station in around 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
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
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Wolli Creek Station to Wollongong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Campbelltown
Ave. Duration
10 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
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 Goulburn
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Goulburn Station to Wollongong station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Wollongong station
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
murrays.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 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $95
Busabout
Website
busabout.com.au
Bus from Campbelltown Station, Stand B to Princes Hwy At Bourke St
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
131500.com.au

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