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

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Fly Sydney to Melbourne, bus  •  7h 32m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) SYD - MEL
  2. Take the bus from Dandenong to Ventnor Beach Rd/Gap Rd

$112 - $312

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Bus  •  16h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne Fe21
  2. Take the bus from Dandenong to Ventnor Beach Rd/Gap Rd Cowes or Inverloch - Melbourne Via Koo Wee Rup & Dandenong

$82 - $97

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Fly Sydney to Avalon, bus  •  8h 50m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Avalon (AVV) SYD - AVV
  2. Take the bus from Avalon Airport to Melbourne Southern Cross
  3. Take the bus from Dandenong to Ventnor Beach Rd/Gap Rd

$112 - $298

Train to Wollongong, fly to Melbourne Essendon Apt, bus  •  9h 36m

  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 bus from Dandenong to Ventnor Beach Rd/Gap Rd

$211 - $296

Train to Newcastle, fly to Melbourne, bus  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Melbourne (MEL) NTL - MEL
  3. Take the bus from Dandenong to Ventnor Beach Rd/Gap Rd

$122 - $293

Train  •  15h 16m

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

$263 - $468

Night train, bus  •  14h 46m

  1. Take the night train from Central Station to Southern Cross 621
  2. Take the bus from Dandenong to Ventnor Beach Rd/Gap Rd Cowes or Inverloch - Melbourne Via Koo Wee Rup & Dandenong

$94 - $269

Drive  •  10h 35m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Phillip Island 1000.6 km

$110 - $170

Sydney → Phillip Island
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The cost-effective way to get from Sydney to Phillip Island is to bus, which costs $80 - $100 and takes 16h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Phillip Island is to fly and bus which costs $110 - $320 and takes 7h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Phillip Island. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Ventnor Beach Rd/Gap Rd via King St/Lonsdale St, Mitcham Rd/Whitehorse Rd and Dandenong. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 59m.

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The distance between Sydney and Phillip Island is 742 km. The road distance is 1000.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Phillip Island without a car is to train which takes 15h 16m and costs $260 - $470.

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It takes approximately 7h 32m to get from Sydney to Phillip Island, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Phillip Island is to train which takes 15h 16m and costs $260 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $100 and takes 16h 59m.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Sydney to Phillip Island bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Ventnor Beach Rd/Gap Rd station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Phillip Island.
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  • Distance: 742.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 32m

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 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Phillip Island via Melbourne, King St/Lonsdale St, Mitcham Station/Colombo St, Mitcham Rd/Whitehorse Rd, and Dandenong in around 16h 59m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Link Airways
Website
linkairways.com
Flights from Wollongong to Melbourne Essendon Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Garuda Indonesia
Website
garuda-indonesia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$2,500 - $5,500
Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Albion Park Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$19 - $26
First Class
$27 - $35
Train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Website
XPT
Economy
$75 - $100
First
$100 - $140
Sleeper
$210 - $250
Metro
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Frankston
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Website
Metro
2 hour ticket
$5
Daily
$9
Bus operators
V-Line

V/Line provides passenger rail and coach services to regional destinations across Victoria, Australia. Services go to/from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. 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 coach travel and long-distance train services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have tray tables and larger reclining seats with more leg room.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Dandenong to Ventnor Beach Rd/Gap Rd
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$12 - $17
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Avalon Airport to Melbourne Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
Skybus
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Phillip Island is 1001 km. It takes approximately 10h 35m to drive from Sydney to Phillip Island.

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Garuda Indonesia, Regional Express, Jetstar and two other airlines offer flights from Sydney Airport to Melbourne Airport.

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There are 121+ hotels available in Phillip Island. Prices start at $125 AUD 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 $18.

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