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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 to Sydney, train  •  4 h 42 min

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

$81 - $265

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Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Wollongong  •  4 h 38 min

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

$31 - $126

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Fly Avalon to Sydney, train  •  5 h 12 min

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

$66 - $248

Bus Firefly Express  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Goulburn Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Goulburn Station, Coach Stop to Wollongong Station, Station St 855

$61 - $72

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra Gx322 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre to Wollongong Station, Station St 855

$83 - $127

Train, bus  •  12 h 45 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

$61 - $166

Drive  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Wollongong 512.9 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Wollongong is to bus which costs $85 - $110 and takes 11 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Wollongong is to fly which costs $40 - $180 and takes 4 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Wollongong station. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Wollongong Station, Station St via Goulburn Station, Coach Stop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 35 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Wollongong is 652 km. The road distance is 820.6 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Wollongong without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 35 min and costs $85 - $110.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Melbourne to Wollongong, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Wollongong is to fly which takes 4 h 38 min and costs $40 - $180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $110 and takes 11 h 35 min.

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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 Wollongong bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, arrive at Wollongong Station, Station St.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Wollongong.
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  • Distance: 407.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

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

VivaColombia flies from Melbourne to Wollongong once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Wollongong via Goulburn Station, Coach Stop in around 11 h 35 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 27 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 Wollongong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Campbelltown
Ave. Duration
10 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$55 - $75
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Goulburn
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
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 Wollongong Station, Station St
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $24
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Murrays Coaches
Bus from Jolimont Centre to Wollongong Station, Station St
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $36
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Murrays Coaches
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 Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Busabout
Phone
(02) 4631 4200
Email
customerservice@busabout.com.au
Website
busabout.com.au
Bus from Campbelltown Station, Stand B to Princes Hwy At Bourke St
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Busabout

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Wollongong is 821 km. It takes approximately 8 h 29 min to drive from Melbourne to Wollongong.

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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 65+ hotels available in Wollongong. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs $18.

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