Sydney to Melbourne Bus Tour

Sydney to Melbourne Bus Tour

Best Sydney to Melbourne Bus Tour Overland

Australia is a vast country, and the road from Sydney to Melbourne covers a distance of 874 km – 1032 km. There are different routes to take while you’re on a bus. The most direct route is the 874 km Hume Highway (M31) route, a boring route mostly made up of a highway.

Bus Tour to Melbourne

Both Busses and Trains travel to and from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne and Sydney Central Station. There are two options for Firefly. You can leave in the morning and arrive in the evening or leave in the evening and arrive early in the morning the next day. The Firefly bus leaves Sydney at 9 a.m. in the morning and arrives in Melbourne at 11 p.m. Firefly leaves Sydney at 7:00 p.m., arriving in Melbourne at 7:00 a.m. the following day.

Stopovers Sydney to Melbourne Bus Tour

You can stop at Canberra or Yass, or you can travel directly. Busses take approximately 12-14 hours. Direct morning service leaves Sydney Central Station at 9 a.m., arriving at Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station at 11 p.m. Direct evening service departs from Sydney at 8 p.m. and arrives at Melbourne 8 a.m. the following day.

The Inland Route

The first is the Hume Highway route which is around 900km. This takes approximately 9hrs 45mins. The Hume Highway is the most direct route and takes you right through Central Victoria and country NSW. There are some great small towns along the way such as Yackandandah, Holbrook, Glenrowan, and Beechworth that are either en route or a little off the track. 

Coastal Route

Approximately is 1033km and could be considered the most scenic route, it will allow you to practically trace the outline of Australia from Sydney to Melbourne. Once you reach the South Coast, there are lovely towns along to explore on the way to the Victorian border. Further, towards Melbourne, you can check out Lakes Entrance in Victoria and end the journey exploring the Mornington Peninsula. 

What to See on the Sydney to Melbourne Bus Tour

There are about 35 National Parks and Nature Reserves as well as islands, rivers, lakes, coastal villages, 83 beaches and plenty of wilderness on the scenic drive to enjoy nature lover in you!  Great campsites such as Green Patch, Bristol Point or Cave Beach near Jervis Bay are recommended for camping.

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