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There are 8 ways to get from Wollongong to Melbourne 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 Sydney, fly to Melbourne  •  4h 20m

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

$82 - $265

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Fly Wollongong to Melbourne Essendon Apt  •  4h 21m

  1. Fly from Wollongong (WOL) to Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) WOL - MEB

$32 - $126

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Train to Sydney, fly to Avalon, bus  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Wollongong Station to Wolli Creek Station
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Avalon (AVV) SYD - AVV
  3. Take the bus from Avalon Airport to Southern Cross

$66 - $248

Bus to Canberra, fly to Melbourne  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Wollongong Station, Station St to Jolimont Centre
  2. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Melbourne (MEL) CBR - MEL

$105 - $319

Bus Firefly Express  •  11h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Wollongong Station, Station St to Goulburn Station, Coach Stop 855
  2. Take the bus from Goulburn to Melbourne Fe21

$60 - $73

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  12h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Wollongong Station, Station St to Jolimont Centre 855
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Melbourne Gx233

$81 - $131

Bus, train  •  12h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Wollongong Central, Kiera St to Campbelltown Station, Stand B 887
  2. Take the train from Campbelltown to Southern Cross 621 / ...

$58 - $174

Drive  •  8h 28m

  1. Drive from Wollongong to Melbourne 512.4 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Wollongong to Melbourne is to bus which costs $80 - $110 and takes 11h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Wollongong to Melbourne is to train and fly which costs $110 - $380 and takes 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wollongong station to Melbourne. However, there are services departing from Wollongong Station, Station St and arriving at Melbourne via Goulburn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 45m.

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The distance between Wollongong and Melbourne is 652 km. The road distance is 819.8 km.

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The best way to get from Wollongong to Melbourne without a car is to bus which takes 11h 45m and costs $80 - $110.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Wollongong to Melbourne, including transfers.

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Wollongong to Melbourne bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, arrive at Wollongong Station, Station St.

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The best way to get from Wollongong to Melbourne is to fly which takes 4h 21m and costs $45 - $180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $110 and takes 11h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Wollongong to Melbourne bus services, operated by Firefly Express, arrive at Melbourne station.

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Map of how to get from Wollongong to Melbourne.
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  • Distance: 407.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 20m

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

Fly Corporate flies from Wollongong to Melbourne once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Wollongong to Melbourne via Goulburn in around 11h 45m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Fly Corporate
Website
flycorporate.com.au
Flights from Wollongong to Melbourne Essendon Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $120
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Wollongong Station to Wolli Creek Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Campbelltown to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $170
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transportnsw.info
Economy
$55 - $75
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Bus operators
Skybus
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Wollongong Station, Station St to Jolimont Centre
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $36
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Murrays Coaches
Bus from Wollongong Station, Station St to Goulburn Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $24
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Murrays Coaches
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Goulburn to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
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 Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Busabout
Phone
(02) 4631 4200
Email
customerservice@busabout.com.au
Website
busabout.com.au
Bus from Wollongong Central, Kiera St to Campbelltown Station, Stand B
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Busabout

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Yes, the driving distance between Wollongong to Melbourne is 820 km. It takes approximately 8h 28m to drive from Wollongong to Melbourne.

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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 2138+ hotels available in Melbourne. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Wollongong to Wollongong Airport is to train which takes 21m and costs $2 - $4.

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