There are 9 ways to get from Sydney to Great Ocean Road by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  16 h 4 min

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

$142 - $281

Cheapest option

Train to Wollongong, fly to Melbourne Essendon Apt, train  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Albion Park Station
  2. Fly from Wollongong (WOL) to Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) WOL - MEB
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool

$86 - $337

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  18 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Melbourne
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat
  4. Take the bus from Ballarat to Webster St/Dunlop St

$124 - $210

Bus, night bus  •  18 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne
  2. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
  3. Take the bus from Ballarat to Webster St/Dunlop St

$93 - $120

Drive  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Great Ocean Road 687.2 miles

$95 - $150

Fly Sydney to Melbourne, train  •  9 h 49 min

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

$109 - $301

Train to Wollongong, fly to Warrnambool  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Albion Park Station
  2. Fly from Wollongong (WOL) to Warrnambool (WMB) WOL - WMB

$110 - $384

Fly Sydney to Mount Gambier, bus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Mount Gambier (MGB) SYD - MGB
  2. Take the bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Hamilton Station/Station St
  3. Take the bus from Hamilton Station/Station St to General Store/Warrnambool-Caramut Rd

$247 - $598

Fly Sydney to Avalon, train  •  10 h 48 min

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

$99 - $285

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Great Ocean Road, VIC, Australia?

You can take a train from Sydney to Great Ocean Road via Southern Cross and Warrnambool in around 16 h 4 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 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 35 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
$180 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 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
Sharp Aviation
Website
sharpairlines.com
Flights from Wollongong to Warrnambool via Melbourne Essendon Apt
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Jetgo Australia
Website
jetgo.com
Flights from Wollongong to Melbourne Essendon Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Train operators
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 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $85
First
$85 - $120
Sleeper
$150 - $180
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Wyndham Vale to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Albion Park Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$10 - $15
1st Class
$13 - $20
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $100
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Ballarat to Webster St/Dunlop St
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Hamilton Station/Station St
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Hamilton Station/Station St to General Store/Warrnambool-Caramut Rd
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
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
$45 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sydney and Great Ocean Road is 907 km. The road distance is 1099 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Great Ocean Road is to bus and night bus which costs $120 - $160 and takes 18 h 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Great Ocean Road is to fly and train which takes 9 h 49 min and costs $140 - $400.

It takes approximately 16 h 4 min to get from Sydney to Great Ocean Road, including transfers.