There are 10 ways to get from Wollongong to Bairnsdale by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Wollongong station to Canberra 855
  2. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Bairnsdale Canberra - Melbourne Via Bairnsdale / ...

$62 - $82

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Bus via Orient St  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Wollongong to Batemans Bay
  2. Take the bus from Orient St to Bairnsdale Batemans Bay - Melbourne Via Bairnsdale

$52 - $74

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Train  •  18 h

  1. Take the train from Wollongong Station to Central Station
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Bairnsdale

$86 - $206

Drive  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Wollongong to Bairnsdale 432 miles

$60 - $90

Train to Sydney, fly to Melbourne, train  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Wollongong Station to Wolli Creek Station
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) SYD - MEL
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Bairnsdale

$100 - $290

Train to Sydney, fly to Cooma, bus  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Wollongong Station to Wolli Creek Station
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Cooma (OOM) SYD - OOM
  3. Take the bus from Centennial Park/Bombala St to Bairnsdale

$192 - $437

Train to Sydney, fly to Moruya, bus  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Wollongong Station to Wolli Creek Station
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Moruya (MYA) SYD - MYA
  3. Take the bus from Apex Park/Princes Hwy to Bairnsdale

$184 - $335

Train to Sydney, fly to Merimbula, bus  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Wollongong Station to Wolli Creek Station
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Merimbula (MIM) SYD - MIM
  3. Take the bus from Bennet Lane to Bairnsdale

$168 - $320

Train to Sydney, fly to Canberra, bus  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Wollongong Station to Wolli Creek Station
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Canberra (CBR) SYD - CBR
  3. Take the bus from Canberra Airport to Cooma
  4. Take the bus from Centennial Park/Bombala St to Bairnsdale

$141 - $300

Bus to Moruya, fly to Merimbula, bus  •  12 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Wollongong to Broulee Turn off
  2. Fly from Moruya (MYA) to Merimbula (MIM) MYA - MIM
  3. Take the bus from Bennet Lane to Bairnsdale

$138 - $194

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The cheapest way to get from Wollongong to Bairnsdale is to bus which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wollongong to Bairnsdale is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 8 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wollongong station to Bairnsdale. However, there are services departing from Wollongong station and arriving at Bairnsdale via Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Wollongong station to Bairnsdale. However, there are services departing from Wollongong Station and arriving at Bairnsdale via Central Station and Southern Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h.

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The distance between Wollongong and Bairnsdale is 478 km. The road distance is 691.2 km.

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The best way to get from Wollongong to Bairnsdale without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 45 min and costs $85 - $120.

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It takes approximately 11 h 45 min to get from Wollongong to Bairnsdale, including transfers.

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Wollongong to Bairnsdale bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, arrive at Wollongong station.

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Wollongong to Bairnsdale train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Wollongong Station.

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The best way to get from Wollongong to Bairnsdale is to bus which takes 11 h 45 min and costs $85 - $120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $290 and takes 18 h.

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

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Wollongong to Bairnsdale bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Bairnsdale station.

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Map of how to get from Wollongong to Bairnsdale.
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  • Distance: 299 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 45 min

What companies run services between Wollongong, NSW, Australia and Bairnsdale, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Wollongong to Bairnsdale via Canberra and Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave in around 11 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Wollongong to Bairnsdale via Central Station and Southern Cross in around 18 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
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 Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
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 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Cooma
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Moruya
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Sydney to Merimbula
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Moruya to Merimbula
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Wollongong Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $16
Train from Wollongong Station to Wolli Creek Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$7 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
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
$150 - $170
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 Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Wollongong station to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
murrays.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 Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Orient St to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Centennial Park/Bombala St to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Apex Park/Princes Hwy to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Bennet Lane to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Wollongong to Batemans Bay
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Wollongong to Broulee Turn off
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
premierms.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 Canberra Airport to Cooma
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$16 - $23

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