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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  •  5h 14m

  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  •  5h 9m

  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 Bendigo, train  •  7h 35m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Bendigo (BXG) SYD - BXG
  2. Take the train from Bendigo to Footscray
  3. Take the train from Footscray to Colac

$189 - $597

Fly to Mount Gambier, bus  •  7h 44m

  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

Train  •  16h 31m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 621 / ...
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool Melbourne - Warrnambool Via Geelong & Colac

$88 - $205

Bus, train  •  17h 18m

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

$68 - $90

Bus  •  18h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney Airport, International Terminal to Melbourne
  2. Take the bus from Melbourne to Ballarat
  3. Take the bus from Ballarat to Warrnambool

$117 - $183

Drive  •  11h 45m

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

$95 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to The Twelve Apostles is to bus and train which costs $95 - $130 and takes 17h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to The Twelve Apostles is to fly and train which costs $70 - $320 and takes 5h 9m.

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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 Melbourne and Ballarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 57m.

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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 16h 31m.

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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 16h 31m and costs $120 - $290.

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It takes approximately 5h 14m 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 16h 31m and costs $120 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $260 and takes 18h 57m.

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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: 5h 14m

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 16h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Warrnambool via Melbourne and Ballarat in around 18h 57m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Sydney to Bendigo
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Hobart, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Launceston, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $330
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Canberra, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Adelaide, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
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
2h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Train from Geelong to Colac
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Train from Bendigo to Footscray
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Train from Footscray to Colac
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
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Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $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
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Ballarat to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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
12h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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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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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 11h 45m 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 60+ hotels available in The Twelve Apostles. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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