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There are 8 ways to get from Sydney to Lorne by plane, shuttle, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly Sydney to Melbourne, shuttle, bus  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) SYD - MEL
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Geelong Station
  3. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd

$88 - $274

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Train to Wollongong, fly to Melbourne Essendon Apt, train, bus  •  9 h 40 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 Geelong
  4. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd

$48 - $155

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Fly Sydney to Avalon, bus  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Avalon (AVV) SYD - AVV
  2. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd

$55 - $242

Train to Newcastle, fly to Melbourne, shuttle, bus  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Melbourne (MEL) NTL - MEL
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to Geelong Station
  4. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd

$93 - $328

Train, bus  •  14 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Geelong
  3. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd 101

$66 - $180

Bus, train  •  15 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Station to Melbourne
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Geelong
  3. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd 101

$73 - $138

Bus, night bus  •  16 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne
  2. Take the night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Geelong
  3. Take the bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd 101

$48 - $65

Drive  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Lorne 627.3 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Lorne is to bus and night bus which costs $65 - $95 and takes 16 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Lorne is to fly and bus which costs $75 - $340 and takes 6 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Lorne. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and Geelong Station/Railway Tce. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 17 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Lorne is 831 km. The road distance is 1003.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Lorne without a car is to train and bus which takes 14 h 32 min and costs $90 - $260.

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It takes approximately 6 h 59 min to get from Sydney to Lorne, including transfers.

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Sydney to Lorne bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Sydney station.

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

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Sydney to Lorne bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Lorne is 1004 km. It takes approximately 10 h 32 min to drive from Sydney to Lorne.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Lorne.
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  • Distance: 519.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 59 min

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

There is no direct connection from Sydney to Lorne. However, you can take the train to International Airport Station, take the walk to Sydney airport, fly to Melbourne, take the walk to Melbourne Airport, take the shuttle to Geelong Station, take the walk to Geelong Station/Railway Tce, then take the bus to Lorne. Alternatively, you can take the train to International Airport Station, take the walk to Sydney airport, fly to Avalon, take the walk to Avalon Airport, take the shuttle to Geelong Station, take the walk to Geelong Station/Railway Tce, then take the bus to Lorne.

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
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
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
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
Train operators
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
tp.transportnsw.info
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
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $19
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 Geelong
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Bus operators
Gull
Phone
+61 3 5222 4966
Email
enquiries@gull.com.au
Website
gull.com.au
Shuttle from Melbourne Airport to Geelong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
gull.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 Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Night bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Geelong
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
PTV Regional Transit
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Geelong Station/Railway Tce to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
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
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 Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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

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There are 112+ hotels available in Lorne. Prices start at $91 USD 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 $17.

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