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There are 9 ways to get from Sydney to Warrnambool 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.

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Fly Sydney to Melbourne, train  •  7 h 56 min

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

$79 - $266

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Train to Wollongong, fly to Melbourne Essendon Apt, train  •  10 h 27 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

$59 - $164

7 alternative options

Fly Sydney to Avalon, train  •  7 h 51 min

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

$66 - $253

Fly Sydney to Mount Gambier, bus  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Mount Gambier (MGB) SYD - MGB
  2. Take the bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Warrnambool

$236 - $606

Train to Newcastle, fly to Melbourne, train  •  11 h

  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

$84 - $320

Train  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Colac & Geelong

$77 - $189

Bus, train  •  18 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Station to Melbourne Gx233
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Colac & Geelong

$94 - $157

Bus  •  18 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne
  2. Take the bus from Melbourne to Ballarat
  3. Take the bus from Ballarat to Warrnambool

$86 - $110

Drive  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Warrnambool 703 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Warrnambool is to bus which costs $120 - $160 and takes 18 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Warrnambool is to fly and train which costs $90 - $360 and takes 7 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Warrnambool. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Warrnambool via Melbourne and Ballarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sydney station to Warrnambool. However, there are services departing from Central Station and arriving at Warrnambool via Southern Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 20 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Warrnambool is 930 km. The road distance is 1124.8 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Warrnambool without a car is to train which takes 15 h 20 min and costs $100 - $270.

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It takes approximately 7 h 56 min to get from Sydney to Warrnambool, including transfers.

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

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Sydney to Warrnambool train services, operated by XPT, arrive at Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Warrnambool is to train which takes 15 h 20 min and costs $100 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $160 and takes 18 h 52 min.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Warrnambool.
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  • Distance: 581 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 56 min

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

You can take a train from Sydney to Warrnambool via Southern Cross in around 15 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Warrnambool via Melbourne and Ballarat in around 18 h 52 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
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
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 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 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
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
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
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Geelong to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
4 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 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
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
$140 - $170
Bus 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
Bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat to Warrnambool
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
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
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
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
Bus from Melbourne to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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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 Warrnambool bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Warrnambool station.

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Sydney to Warrnambool train services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Warrnambool station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Warrnambool is 1125 km. It takes approximately 11 h 54 min to drive from Sydney to Warrnambool.

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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 268+ hotels available in Warrnambool. Prices start at $85 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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