There are 8 ways to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to The Twelve Apostles by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Melbourne, train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) SYD - MEL
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Colac

$75 - $255

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Fly to Avalon, train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Avalon (AVV) SYD - AVV
  2. Take the train from Geelong to Colac

$50 - $226

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Fly to Mount Gambier, bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Mount Gambier (MGB) SYD - MGB
  2. Take the bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Warrnambool

$135 - $324

Fly to Melbourne Essendon Apt, train  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) SYD - MEB
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Colac

$62 - $222

Train  •  16 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Colac & Geelong

$88 - $205

Bus, train  •  17 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne Fe21
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Colac & Geelong

$68 - $90

Bus  •  18 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney Airport, International Terminal to Melbourne
  2. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
  3. Take the bus from Ballarat to Warrnambool

$95 - $154

Drive  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Warrnambool 697 miles

$95 - $150

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Sydney Airport (SYD) to The Twelve Apostles. However, there are services departing from Sydney Airport, International Terminal and arriving at Warrnambool via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and Ballarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sydney Airport (SYD) station to The Twelve Apostles. However, there are services departing from International Airport Station and arriving at Warrnambool via Central Station and Southern Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 32 min.

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The distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) and The Twelve Apostles is 893 km. The road distance is 1115.3 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to The Twelve Apostles without a car is to train which takes 16 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to The Twelve Apostles, including transfers.

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Sydney Airport (SYD) to The Twelve Apostles bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Sydney Airport, International Terminal station.

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Sydney Airport (SYD) to The Twelve Apostles train services, operated by XPT, arrive at Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to The Twelve Apostles is to train which takes 16 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 18 h 32 min.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Sydney Airport (SYD) to The Twelve Apostles bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Warrnambool station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to The Twelve Apostles.
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  • Distance: 558.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 9 min

What companies run services between Sydney Airport (SYD), Australia and The Twelve Apostles, VIC, Australia?

You can take a train from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Warrnambool via Central Station and Southern Cross in around 16 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Warrnambool via Melbourne, Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, and Ballarat in around 18 h 32 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Wagga Wagga, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Albury, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Canberra, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne Essendon Apt via Dubbo
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne Essendon Apt via Brisbane, Dubbo
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Train operators
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Colac
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Geelong to Colac
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
Bus operators
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.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 Sydney Airport, International Terminal to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130

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Sydney Airport (SYD) to The Twelve Apostles train services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Warrnambool station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) to The Twelve Apostles is 1115 km. It takes approximately 11 h 45 min to drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to The Twelve Apostles.

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

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There are 55+ hotels available in The Twelve Apostles. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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