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There are 8 ways to get from Sydney to Phillip Island by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Sydney to Melbourne, train  •  7h 48m

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

$218 - $428

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Bus Firefly Express  •  17h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne Fe21
  2. Take the bus from Dandenong to Thompson Ave/Chapel St Cowes or Inverloch - Melbourne Via Koo Wee Rup & Dandenong

$53 - $67

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Fly Sydney to Avalon, bus, train  •  9h 20m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Avalon (AVV) SYD - AVV
  2. Take the bus from Avalon Airport to Southern Cross
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Frankston

$202 - $411

Train to Wollongong, fly to Melbourne Essendon Apt, train  •  10h 5m

  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 Flinders Street to Frankston

$182 - $310

Train to Newcastle, fly to Melbourne, train  •  10h 52m

  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 Frankston

$223 - $482

Train  •  15h 11m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 621 / ...
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Frankston Frankston

$203 - $338

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  17h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Central Station to Melbourne
  2. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Pakenham
  3. Take the bus from Fountain Gate Shopping Centre/Overland Dr to Thompson Ave/Chapel St

$80 - $130

Drive  •  10h 34m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Phillip Island 622.1 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Phillip Island is to bus which costs $75 - $95 and takes 17h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Phillip Island is to fly and train which costs $300 - $600 and takes 7h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney station to Phillip Island station. However, there are services departing from Central Station and arriving at Electricity Substation/Gap Rd via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Pakenham Station/Station St, Fountain Gate Shopping Centre/Overland Dr and Thompson Ave/Chapel St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 31m.

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The distance between Sydney and Phillip Island is 742 km. The road distance is 995.3 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Phillip Island without a car is to train which takes 15h 11m and costs $280 - $480.

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It takes approximately 7h 48m to get from Sydney to Phillip Island, including transfers.

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Sydney to Phillip Island bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Phillip Island is to train which takes 15h 11m and costs $280 - $480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $190 and takes 17h 31m.

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

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Sydney to Phillip Island bus services, operated by PTV Regional Transit, arrive at Thompson Ave/Chapel St station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Phillip Island.
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  • Distance: 463.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 48m

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

You can take a train from Sydney to Phillip Island via Southern Cross, Frankston, and Stony Point in around 15h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Phillip Island via Melbourne, Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Pakenham, Pakenham Station/Station St, Fountain Gate Shopping Centre/Overland Dr, and Thompson Ave/Chapel St in around 17h 31m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Fly Corporate
Website
flycorporate.com.au
Flights from Wollongong to Melbourne Essendon Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $120
Train operators
Metro
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Frankston
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Metro
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Train from Flinders Street to Frankston
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Metro
2 hour ticket
$3
Daily
$6
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Albion Park Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $19
Train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Book at
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Bus operators
Skybus
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
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$65 - $100
Flexifare
$85 - $120
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 Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Pakenham
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Bus from Dandenong to Thompson Ave/Chapel St
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
PTV Regional Transit
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Fountain Gate Shopping Centre/Overland Dr to Thompson Ave/Chapel St
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Public Transport Victoria
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Phillip Island is 995 km. It takes approximately 10h 34m to drive from Sydney to Phillip Island.

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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 188+ hotels available in Phillip Island. Prices start at $116 USD per night.

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

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