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There are 9 ways to get from Sydney to Geelong by plane, shuttle, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Sydney to Melbourne, shuttle

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

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Bus

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

Fly Sydney to Avalon, train

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

Train to Wollongong, fly to Melbourne Essendon Apt, train

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Albion Park Station
  2. Fly from Wollongong (WOL) to Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB)
  3. Take the train from Sunshine to Geelong

Train to Newcastle, fly to Melbourne, shuttle

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Melbourne (MEL)
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Geelong

Train

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Geelong

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool to Melbourne
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Geelong

Night train, train

  1. Take the night train from Central Station to Southern Cross
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Geelong

Drive

  1. Drive from Sydney to Geelong

Sydney to Geelong by train

7 Weekly Trains
12h 7m Average Duration
$90 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Geelong is to bus and train which costs $75 - $90 and takes 13h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Geelong is to fly and shuttle which costs $110 - $320 and takes 5h 2m.

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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 14h 3m.

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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 7m.

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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 7m and costs $85 - $260.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m 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 train which takes 12h 7m and costs $85 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $260 and takes 14h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Geelong.
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  • Distance: 778.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

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

You can take a train from Sydney to Geelong via Southern Cross in around 12h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Geelong via Melbourne and Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St in around 14h 3m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $380
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $380
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Link Airways
Website
linkairways.com
Flights from Wollongong to Melbourne Essendon Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Train operators
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 Wyndham Vale to Geelong
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$7 - $10
Train from Sunshine to Geelong
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$10 - $14
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
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Albion Park Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$7 - $10
Opal single trip ticket
$8 - $12
Train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$9 - $12
Opal single trip ticket
$11 - $15
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
Website
XPT
Economy
$75 - $100
First
$100 - $140
Sleeper
$210 - $250
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 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
gull.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Liverpool to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $65
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $65
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, 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
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $250
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$130 - $200
Advantage
$150 - $230
Premium
$170 - $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
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 Melbourne 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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Regional Express, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Melbourne Airport.

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There are 98+ 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 - $21.

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