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There are 6 ways to get from Sydney to Geelong by plane, shuttle, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Avalon  •  3h 10m

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

$118 - $298

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Bus  •  13h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne Fe21
  2. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Geelong Melbourne - Geelong

$71 - $86

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Fly to Melbourne, shuttle  •  4h 58m

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

$113 - $303

Train  •  12h 5m

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

$90 - $259

Night train, train  •  12h 5m

  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 934.6 km

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Geelong is to bus which costs $70 - $90 and takes 13h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Geelong is to fly which costs $110 - $300 and takes 3h 10m.

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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 13h 38m.

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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 5m.

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The distance between Sydney and Geelong is 778 km. The road distance is 934.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Geelong without a car is to train which takes 12h 5m and costs $85 - $260.

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It takes approximately 3h 10m to get from Sydney to Geelong, including transfers.

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Sydney to Geelong bus services, operated by Firefly Express, 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 3h 10m and costs $110 - $300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $260 and takes 12h 5m, you could also bus, which costs $70 - $90 and takes 13h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Geelong.
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  • Distance: 778.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 10m

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

Jetstar flies from Sydney to Geelong 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sydney to Geelong via Southern Cross in around 12h 5m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Garuda Indonesia
Website
garuda-indonesia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$2,500 - $5,500
Train operators
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Website
XPT
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 3m
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
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
gull.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$11 - $16

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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 83+ hotels available in Geelong. Prices start at $125 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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