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There are 6 ways to get from Warrnambool to Sydney by train, plane, 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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Train to Melbourne, fly  •  6 h 29 min

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

$79 - $266

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Bus  •  16 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Warrnambool to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Colac & Geelong
  2. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Fe31

$57 - $79

4 alternative options

Train to Avalon, fly  •  6 h 30 min

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

$67 - $252

Train  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Warrnambool to Southern Cross Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Colac & Geelong
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...

$77 - $194

Train, bus  •  16 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Warrnambool to Southern Cross Warrnambool - Melbourne Via Colac & Geelong
  2. Take the bus from Melbourne to Central Station Gx322 / ...

$94 - $157

Drive  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Warrnambool to Sydney 700.9 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Warrnambool to Sydney is to bus which costs $80 - $120 and takes 16 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Warrnambool to Sydney is to train and fly which costs $110 - $380 and takes 6 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Warrnambool to Sydney. However, there are services departing from Warrnambool and arriving at Sydney via Melbourne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Warrnambool to Sydney station. However, there are services departing from Warrnambool and arriving at Central Station via Southern Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 33 min.

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The distance between Warrnambool and Sydney is 930 km. The road distance is 1121.5 km.

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The best way to get from Warrnambool to Sydney without a car is to train which takes 15 h 33 min and costs $100 - $280.

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It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to get from Warrnambool to Sydney, including transfers.

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Warrnambool to Sydney bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Warrnambool station.

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Warrnambool to Sydney train services, operated by V-Line, depart from Warrnambool station.

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The best way to get from Warrnambool to Sydney is to train which takes 15 h 33 min and costs $100 - $280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $120 and takes 16 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Warrnambool to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 581 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 29 min

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

You can take a train from Warrnambool to Sydney via Southern Cross in around 15 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Warrnambool to Sydney via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and Melbourne in around 16 h 15 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Avalon to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
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 Warrnambool to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Warrnambool to Geelong
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 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 Warrnambool to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.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 Melbourne to Central Station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Warrnambool to Sydney bus services, operated by Firefly Express, arrive at Sydney station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Warrnambool to Sydney is 1122 km. It takes approximately 11 h 54 min to drive from Warrnambool to Sydney.

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

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There are 2019+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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