There are 9 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 16 min

  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  •  4 h 22 min

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

$32 - $126

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Train to Sydney, fly to Avalon  •  5 h 53 min

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

$66 - $248

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

  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  •  12 h 20 min

  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  •  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 - $174

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 - $181

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

$48 - $66

Drive  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Wollongong to Melbourne 512.4 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

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 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 .

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 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, Station St.

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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 fly which takes 4 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 20 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 13 h 12 min.

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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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Map of how to get from Wollongong to Melbourne.
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  • Distance: 407.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

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

VivaColombia flies from Wollongong to Melbourne 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Wollongong to Melbourne via Jolimont Centre and Canberra in around 12 h 20 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 13 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
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Wollongong to Melbourne Essendon Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$27 - $120
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Wollongong Station to Wolli Creek Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
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 - $15
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 - $75
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
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
Bus operators
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
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $36
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Murrays Coaches
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
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
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
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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

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There are 1928+ hotels available in Melbourne. Prices start at $78 USD 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 .

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