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

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Fly from Melbourne, train  •  4 h 50 min

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

$82 - $266

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Train, bus  •  12 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Campbelltown 622 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Campbelltown Station, Stand B to Princes Hwy After Smith St 887

$62 - $170

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Fly from Avalon, train  •  5 h 20 min

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

$67 - $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

$62 - $74

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra Gx322 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Wollongong station 855

$84 - $133

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 12 h.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Wollongong is to fly and train which costs $110 - $370 and takes 4 h 50 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 via Goulburn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h.

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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 12 h and costs $85 - $110.

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 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 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.

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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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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Wollongong.
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  • Distance: 407.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

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

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
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
$9 - $14
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Campbelltown
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$55 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
Bus operators
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 - $24
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

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
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Busabout
Website
busabout.com.au
Bus from Campbelltown Station, Stand B to Princes Hwy After Smith St
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
131500.com.au

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