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There are 7 ways to get from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance by bus, car, train or plane

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Bus  •  10h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Wollongong to Canberra 855
  2. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Police Station/Roadknight St Melbourne Via Bairnsdale / ...

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Bus via Batemans Bay (bay)  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Wollongong to Batemans Bay Pm2
  2. Take the bus from Orient St to Post Office/Princes Hwy Batemans Bay - Melbourne Via Bairnsdale

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Drive  •  7h 34m

  1. Drive from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance 658.6 km

Train, fly to Merimbula, bus  •  9h 58m

  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 Park St to Post Office/Princes Hwy

Train, fly to Canberra, bus  •  11h 6m

  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 Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Police Station/Roadknight St

Train, fly to Melbourne  •  10h 52m

  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

Train, fly to Moruya, bus  •  12h

  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 Post Office/Princes Hwy

Wollongong to Lakes Entrance by bus

The bus journey time between Wollongong and Lakes Entrance is around 10h 35m and covers a distance of around 669 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Murrays Coaches and V/Line, the Wollongong to Lakes Entrance bus service departs from Wollongong and arrives in Police Station/Roadknight St. Typically two buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

2 Weekly Buses
10h 35m Average Duration
$55 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance is to bus via Batemans Bay (bay) which costs $40 - $60 and takes 12h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance is to drive which takes 7h 34m and costs $120 - $190.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance station. However, there are services departing from Wollongong and arriving at Police Station/Roadknight St via Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 35m.

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The distance between Wollongong and Lakes Entrance is 464 km. The road distance is 658.6 km.

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The best way to get from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance without a car is to bus which takes 10h 35m and costs $50 - $70.

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It takes approximately 10h 35m to get from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance, including transfers.

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Wollongong to Lakes Entrance bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, depart from Wollongong station.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Merimbula Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Wollongong to Lakes Entrance bus services, operated by V/Line, arrive at Police Station/Roadknight St.

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Yes, the driving distance between Wollongong to Lakes Entrance is 659 km. It takes approximately 7h 34m to drive from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance.

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  • Distance: 464 km
  • Duration: 10h 35m

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

You can take a bus from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance via Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave in around 10h 35m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Merimbula
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,800
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $1,100
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Merimbula
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Moruya
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $350
Train operators
Transport for NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Wollongong Station to Wolli Creek Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
https://transportnsw.info/
Schedules at
https://transportnsw.info/routes/train
Opal card
$6 - $8
Opal single trip ticket
$7 - $10
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
enquiries@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Wollongong to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
V/Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Police Station/Roadknight St
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$10 - $15
Bus from Orient St to Post Office/Princes Hwy
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$10 - $15
Bus from Park St to Post Office/Princes Hwy
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$8 - $12
Bus from Apex Park/Princes Hwy to Post Office/Princes Hwy
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$10 - $15
Premier Motor Service
Phone
13 34 10
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Wollongong to Batemans Bay
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
https://premierms.com.au/

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Qantas and Regional Express offer flights from Sydney Airport to Merimbula Airport.

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