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

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Train to Sydney, fly to Melbourne  •  4h 27m

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

$102 - $294

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Bus, train  •  12h 22m

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

$74 - $246

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Fly Wollongong to Melbourne Essendon Apt  •  4h 15m

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

$179 - $241

Train to Sydney, fly to Avalon, bus  •  5h 45m

  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 Melbourne Southern Cross

$102 - $280

Bus to Canberra, fly to Melbourne  •  6h 50m

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

$223 - $623

Bus  •  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

$83 - $102

Bus, night train  •  12h 22m

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

$74 - $246

Drive  •  8h 30m

  1. Drive from Wollongong to Melbourne 824.9 km

$90 - $140

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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 fly which costs $170 - $250 and takes 4h 15m.

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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 824.9 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 27m to get from Wollongong to Melbourne, including transfers.

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Wollongong to Melbourne bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, depart from Wollongong Station, Station St.

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The best way to get from Wollongong to Melbourne is to fly which takes 4h 15m and costs $170 - $250. 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 30m.

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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: 652.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 27m

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

Link Airways flies from Wollongong to Melbourne 6 times a week. 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
$100 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Link Airways
Website
linkairways.com
Flights from Wollongong to Melbourne Essendon Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Garuda Indonesia
Website
garuda-indonesia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$2,500 - $5,500
Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Wollongong Station to Wolli Creek Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Opal card
$6 - $8
Opal single trip ticket
$7 - $10
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Campbelltown to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Website
XPT
Economy
$70 - $100
First
$100 - $140
Sleeper
$210 - $240
Night train from Campbelltown Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Website
XPT
Economy
$70 - $100
First
$100 - $140
Sleeper
$210 - $240
Bus operators
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Avalon Airport to Melbourne Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Bus from Wollongong Station, Station St to Goulburn Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Goulburn to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Busabout
Phone
(02) 4631 4200
Email
customerservice@busabout.com.au
Website
busabout.com.au
Bus from Wollongong Central, Kiera St, Stand G to Campbelltown Station, Stand B
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Busabout

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Yes, the driving distance between Wollongong to Melbourne is 825 km. It takes approximately 8h 30m to drive from Wollongong to Melbourne.

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Garuda Indonesia, Regional Express, Jetstar and two other airlines offer flights from Sydney Airport to Melbourne Airport.

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There are 2429+ hotels available in Melbourne. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Wollongong to Wollongong Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs $4 - $6.

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