How to travel from Alice Springs to Wollongong, Australia

The distance between Alice Springs and Wollongong is around 2,110km (1,311 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the train which takes around 4h 25m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Alice Springs to Wollongong by plane, train, bus and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Plane and Train

Fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Sydney (SYD) then take the train to Wollongong Station.

  • Duration4h 25m
  • Flight time2h 55m
  • Typical cost
    A$520($350)
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Bus

Take the bus to Adelaide, Albury then Goulburn and then to Wollongong Station Station St.

  • Duration1 day 17h
  • Departs4 times a week
  • Typical cost
    A$490($330)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Train

Take the train to Adelaide Parklands, Mount Victoria then Strathfield Station and then to Wollongong Station.

  • Duration2 days
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$930($625)
Operated by

Multiple train operators

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Drive

Drive to Wollongong.

  • Duration1 day 4h
  • Distance2,735km (1,700 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Alice Springs and Wollongong

There are several options for getting from Alice Springs to Wollongong by plane, train, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$490 ($330) and will take around 1 day 17h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the train and arrive in approximately 4h 25m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$520 ($350).

The distance between Alice Springs and Wollongong is around 2,110km (1,311 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,034km (1,264 miles)

It takes around 4h 25m to get from Alice Springs and Wollongong by plane and train. If you are travelling by car it will take around 1 day 4h to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Alice Springs to Wollongong is to fly and then take the train which takes around 4h 25m and will set you back approx A$520 ($350).

The cheapest way to travel between Alice Springs and Wollongong, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$490 ($330) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Alice Springs and Wollongong. It typically takes around 2 days and departs once a week.

There are no direct train services that runs from Alice Springs to Wollongong. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Adelaide Parklands, Mount Victoria, Strathfield Station and Redfern Station. These services run once a week and will take a minimum of 2 days.

Great Southern Rail - The Ghan, Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific and Transport NSW run train services between Alice Springs and Wollongong. Trains depart once a week and will take around 2 days, however, this may vary depending on the particular service and whether it runs express or stops all stations.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Alice Springs and Wollongong. It typically takes around 1 day 17h and departs 4 times a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Alice Springs to Wollongong. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Adelaide, Albury and Goulburn. These services run 4 times a week and will take a minimum of 1 day 17h.

Greyhound Australia, V-Line, Firefly Express and Murrays Coaches run regular bus services between Alice Springs and Wollongong. Buses run 4 times a week and take around 1 day 17h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Alice Springs to Wollongong. We recommend that you fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Sydney (SYD) then take the train to Wollongong Station. instead which will take 4h 25m.

The closest major airport to Wollongong is Sydney Airport (SYD) (SYD) which is approximately 61km (38 miles) from Wollongong. Moruya Airport (MYA) (MYA) and Canberra International Airport (CBR) (CBR) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Alice Springs and Wollongong. The distance is around 2,735km (1,700 miles) by road and it will take around 1 day 4h in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Alice Springs to Wollongong is to fly and then take the train which takes, on average, 4h 25m and will usually cost around A$520 ($350).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Alice Springs and Wollongong

Transport options from Alice Springs to Wollongong
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Train
4h 25m
A$520($350)
every 30 mins2,110km (1,311 miles)
Bus
1 day 17h
A$490($330)
4 times a week2,959km (1,839 miles)
Train
2 days
A$930($625)
once a week3,320km (2,063 miles)
Drive
1 day 4h
A$365($245)
on demand2,735km (1,700 miles)

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Airports near Wollongong

The following major airports near Wollongong offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.

SYD
Sydney Airport (SYD)
International Airport
Distance
61km (38 miles) from Wollongong
MYA
Moruya Airport (MYA)
Domestic Airport
Distance
178km (110 miles) from Wollongong
CBR
Canberra International Airport (CBR)
International Airport
Distance
184km (114 miles) from Wollongong