Sydney To Melbourne By Road Or Rail

Sydney To Melbourne By Road Or Rail

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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium – Daily Peak

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Sydney Icons, Bays & Beaches Cruise

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South American BBQ – Centennial Park, Sydney

Beer and Smoke BBQ Cooking Class – Centennial Park, Sydney

Sydney To Melbourne By Road Or Rail is an incredible journey. Australia is a vast country, and getting to Melbourne from Sydney by road means covering a distance of 874 km – 1032 km.  There are different routes to take while travelling in a car. The most direct route is the 874 km Hume Highway (M31) route, a boring journey mostly comprising of the highway.  

Princes Highway route

An alternate route that is favoured by many is the 1032 km Princes Highway route.   This route follows the coast during most part of the journey. This coastal drive offers spectacular views and attractions along the way.  Other alternatives are inland roads such as Olympic Highway and Monaro Highway.

The bus route from Sydney Central Station to Melbourne covers a distance of 863.9 km over a time period of 10h 30m – 11h 35m.  The estimated cost is within the range of AUS $ 59 – AUS $ 300. Greyhound Australia and Firefly Express are the two bus companies operating these tours.  Bookings can be done through : or

Sydney To Melbourne By Road Or Rail Try Coach tours.

Another option is to explore the idyllic countryside on a 2-day coach tour from Sydney to Melbourne.  The tour, operated on Saturdays, passes through the vibrant city of Canberra with a guided tour of Parliament House, National Museum, Australian War Memorial, nightlife, and finally overnight stay. The cost of the tour is AUS $ 289 for adults and children of 8 – 17 years. Dormitory accommodation is included in the tour price.

Drive a campervan

Yet another way to have a great holiday while traveling to Melbourne is to drive a campervan!  Two to three weeks in a campervan will make enough time for enjoyable free or low-cost side trips along the way, and the wonderful coastline route of Grand Pacific Highway is well recommended.

Sydney To Melbourne By Road Or Rail What to see?

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

On the other hand, the train journey from Sydney to Melbourne takes 10h 48m at a cost of AUS $ 85 – AUS $ 240, operating twice daily.  Bookings can be made at

The best Sydney to Melbourne coastal drive, taking in Berry, Mollymook, South Durras and Lakes Entrance. This road trip begins at Sydney and takes you along the NSW South Coast, offering spectacular views and hotspots to stop at along the way

This road trip begins at Sydney and takes you along the NSW South Coast, offering spectacular views and hotspots to stop at along the way. From a cultural stop at the majestic Sri Venkateswara Temple, to a walk at Murramarang National Park, there is plenty to do.

The drive between Sydney and Melbourne generally takes at least a minimum of 10 hours when following the speed limit, hence it is advisable to take several breaks along the way to break up the journey.