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 3 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

$138 - $267

Cheapest option

Fly Sydney to Avalon, train  •  9 h 42 min

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

$80 - $271

7 alternative options

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

$91 - $116

Bus, train  •  19 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Station to Melbourne
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat
  3. Take the bus from Ballarat to Webster St/Dunlop St

$121 - $197

Drive  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Great Ocean Road 687.2 miles

$95 - $150

Fly Sydney to Warrnambool  •  21 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Warrnambool (WMB) SYD - WMB

$112 - $292

Fly Sydney to Melbourne, train  •  9 h 43 min

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

$106 - $298

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

$154 - $426

Train to Newcastle, fly to Melbourne, train  •  13 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Melbourne (MEL) NTL - MEL
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool

$111 - $352

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Great Ocean Road is to bus and night bus which costs $120 - $170 and takes 18 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Great Ocean Road is to fly and train which costs $110 - $380 and takes 9 h 42 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Great Ocean Road is 907 km. The road distance is 1099.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Great Ocean Road without a car is to train which takes 16 h 3 min and costs $190 - $380.

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It takes approximately 16 h 3 min to get from Sydney to Great Ocean Road, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Great Ocean Road is to train which takes 16 h 3 min and costs $190 - $380. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $150 - $410 and takes 21 h 16 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sydney Airport to Warrnambool Airport. The quickest flight takes 25 h 10 min and has two stopovers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Great Ocean Road is 1099 km. It takes approximately 11 h 38 min to drive from Sydney to Great Ocean Road.

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  • Distance: 566.7 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 3 min

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 3 min. Alternatively, Tigerair Australia, Regional Express and four other airlines fly from Sydney to Great Ocean Road 4 times a day.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 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
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 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
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
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 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 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 Sydney to Warrnambool via Melbourne, King Island, Melbourne Essendon Apt
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $250
Flights from Sydney to Warrnambool via Orange, Melbourne Essendon Apt
Ave. Duration
22 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Sydney to Warrnambool via Brisbane, Orange, Melbourne Essendon Apt
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
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 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
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 Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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 Geelong to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $35
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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
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 Ballarat to Webster St/Dunlop St
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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
$8 - $12
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
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.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 Central Station to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130

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