There are 8 ways to get from Wollongong to Melbourne by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Sydney, fly to Melbourne  •  4 h 18 min

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

$83 - $266

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Train, bus  •  14 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Wollongong Station to Central Station South Coast Line
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne Fe21

$53 - $66

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Train to Sydney, fly to Avalon  •  5 h 56 min

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

$67 - $249

Bus to Canberra, fly to Melbourne  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Wollongong station to Canberra
  2. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Melbourne (MEL) CBR - MEL

$106 - $312

Bus  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Wollongong station to Canberra 855
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Melbourne Gx233

$82 - $133

Bus, train  •  12 h 22 min

  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 - $175

Train  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Wollongong Station to Central Station South Coast Line
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...

$68 - $191

Drive  •  8 h 28 min

  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 train and bus which costs $70 - $90 and takes 14 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wollongong to Melbourne is to train and fly which costs $110 - $370 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wollongong station to Melbourne. However, there are services departing from Wollongong station and arriving at Melbourne via Canberra. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Wollongong station to Melbourne. However, there are services departing from Wollongong Station and arriving at Southern Cross via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 12 min.

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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 12 h 20 min and costs $110 - $180.

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min 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.

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

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The best way to get from Wollongong to Melbourne is to bus which takes 12 h 20 min and costs $110 - $180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $90 - $260 and takes 13 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from Wollongong to Melbourne.
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  • Distance: 407.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

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

You can take a bus from Wollongong to Melbourne via Canberra in around 12 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Wollongong to Melbourne via Central Station in around 13 h 12 min.

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 Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 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 Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Wollongong Station to Wolli Creek Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$7 - $11
1st Class
$9 - $15
Train from Wollongong Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$7 - $12
1st Class
$10 - $16
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Campbelltown to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$55 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $180
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
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Busabout
Website
busabout.com.au
Bus from Wollongong Central, Kiera St to Campbelltown Station, Stand B
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
131500.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
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 30 min.

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Wollongong to Melbourne bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Melbourne station.

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Wollongong to Melbourne train services, operated by XPT, arrive at Southern Cross station.

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

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

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The nearest airport to Melbourne is Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) Airport which is 10.6 km away. Other nearby airports include Melbourne (MEL) (19 km) and Avalon (AVV) (49.1 km).

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There are 1796+ hotels available in Melbourne. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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