There are 7 ways to get from Sydney to Geelong by plane, shuttle, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Avalon  •  4h 12m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Avalon (AVV) SYD - AVV

$81 - $366

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Bus, train  •  12h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne Fe21
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Geelong Melbourne - Geelong / ...

$72 - $86

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Fly to Melbourne, shuttle  •  4h 51m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) SYD - MEL
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Geelong Station

$117 - $272

Train  •  12h 6m

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

$90 - $259

Bus  •  12h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne Gx232 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Geelong Melbourne - Geelong

$127 - $203

Night train, train  •  12h 4m

  1. Take the night train from Central Station to Southern Cross 621
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Geelong Melbourne - Geelong / ...

$90 - $259

Drive  •  9h 40m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Geelong 935 km

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Geelong is to bus and train which costs $70 - $90 and takes 12h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Geelong is to fly which costs $80 - $370 and takes 4h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Geelong. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Geelong via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sydney station to Geelong. However, there are services departing from Central Station and arriving at Geelong via Southern Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 6m.

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The distance between Sydney and Geelong is 778 km. The road distance is 935 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Geelong without a car is to train which takes 12h 6m and costs $85 - $260.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m to get from Sydney to Geelong, including transfers.

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Sydney to Geelong bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Sydney station.

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Sydney to Geelong train services, operated by XPT, depart from Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Geelong is to fly which takes 4h 12m and costs $80 - $370. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $260 and takes 12h 6m, you could also bus, which costs $120 - $210 and takes 12h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Geelong.
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  • Distance: 778.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 12m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Geelong, VIC, Australia?

Jetstar flies from Sydney to Geelong 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sydney to Geelong via Southern Cross in around 12h 6m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Train operators
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $250
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XPT bookings
Economy
$75 - $100
First
$100 - $140
Sleeper
$210 - $250
V-Line

V/Line provides passenger rail and coach services to regional destinations across Victoria, Australia. Services go to/from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. 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 coach travel and long-distance train services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have tray tables and larger reclining seats with more leg room.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Geelong
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$12 - $16
Bus operators
Gull
Phone
+61 3 5222 4966
Email
enquiries@gull.com.au
Website
gull.com.au
Shuttle from Melbourne Airport to Geelong Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
gull.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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$110 - $150
Premium
$140 - $190
Advantage
$150 - $180
V-Line

V/Line provides passenger rail and coach services to regional destinations across Victoria, Australia. Services go to/from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. 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 coach travel and long-distance train services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have tray tables and larger reclining seats with more leg room.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Geelong
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$11 - $15
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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

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Sydney to Geelong bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Geelong station.

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Sydney to Geelong train services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Geelong station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Geelong is 935 km. It takes approximately 9h 40m to drive from Sydney to Geelong.

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Jetstar offers flights from Sydney Airport to Avalon Airport.

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There are 202+ hotels available in Geelong. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $18.

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