• Our partners include:

  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia
  • Uber
  • Rentalcars.com

There are 10 ways to get from Sydney to Great Ocean Road by plane, train, bus or car

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

Fly Sydney to Melbourne, train  •  9 h 47 min

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

$106 - $297

Cheapest option

Train to Wollongong, fly to Melbourne Essendon Apt, train  •  12 h 18 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

$73 - $182

8 alternative options

Fly Sydney to Avalon, train  •  9 h 41 min

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

$80 - $271

Train to Newcastle, fly to Melbourne, train  •  12 h 51 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 - $351

Train to Wollongong, fly to Warrnambool  •  7 h 45 min

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

$94 - $209

Fly Sydney to Bendigo, train  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Bendigo (BXG) SYD - BXG
  2. Take the train from Bendigo to Footscray
  3. Take the train from Footscray to Warrnambool

$215 - $684

Train  •  16 h 3 min

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

$137 - $264

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  17 h 7 min

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

$139 - $210

Bus via Sydney  •  18 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne
  2. Take the bus from Melbourne to Ballarat
  3. Take the bus from Ballarat to Webster St/Dunlop St

$112 - $144

Drive  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Great Ocean Road 687.2 miles

$95 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Great Ocean Road is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 11 h 38 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Great Ocean Road is to train and fly which costs $130 - $300 and takes 7 h 45 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

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.

More details

It takes approximately 9 h 47 min to get from Sydney to Great Ocean Road, including transfers.

More details

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 bus, which costs $190 - $300 and takes 17 h 7 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

Search flights

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.

Get driving directions

Jetstar, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Melbourne Airport.

Search flights

There are two+ hotels available in Great Ocean Road. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Sydney to Great Ocean Road.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 566.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 47 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, you can take a bus from Sydney to Great Ocean Road via Melbourne, Ballarat, and Webster St/Dunlop St in around 17 h 7 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
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Sydney to Bendigo
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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
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
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Fly Corporate
Website
flycorporate.com.au
Flights from Wollongong to Melbourne Essendon Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $120
Sharp Aviation
Website
sharpairlines.com
Flights from Wollongong to Warrnambool via Melbourne Essendon Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Train operators
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Train from Geelong to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Train from Bendigo to Footscray
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Train from Footscray to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
Train from Central Station to Albion Park Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $19
XPT
Phone
132 232
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
Book at
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Bus operators
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
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$65 - $100
Flexifare
$85 - $120
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
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
Bus from Ballarat to Webster St/Dunlop St
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/

Want to know more about travelling around Australia

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $17.

More details