Melbourne to Sydney

Rail Journey - from £42


An affordable and convenient way to travel between Melbourne and Sydney, enjoying spectacular scenery as you go.


  • On board buffet cart
  • Choice of Coach or First Class travel
  • Diverse scenery
  • Sleeper cabins available

Your Rail Journey

Travel by train between Australia’s two largest cities. The high speed train journey takes 11 hours and travels across inland Victoria and New South Wales country providing you with a largely unseen landscape from the comfort of your seat or cabin.

Your Seating Options 

Choose the style of travel that suits you:
Coach Class offers comfortable seats which provide a small incline in an air conditioned cabin.

First Class seats have a increased incline and more leg room.

Sleeper Cabins are available for this journey and provide you with your own private cabin with bunk bed accommodation and shared bathroom facilities. Bed linen, towels, toiletries and complimentary breakfast are all included.

On board facilities: A buffet car on each train service provides you with a variety of hot and cold meals as well as snacks and drinks. You can purchase your meal and then take it back to your seat.

Rail Journey - from £42


  • Upgrade to a First Class seat from £59
  • Upgrade to a Sleeper Cabin from £109
  • Add nights in Sydney before or after your rail journey from £48

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Prices are per person based on coach class travel.


Intercity Melbourne to Sydney Map



Daytime Service 
Departs: 08:30 (daily)
Arrives: 19:53

Overnight Service 
Departs: 19:50 (daily)
Arrives: 06:53


Daytime Service
Departs: 07:32 (daily)
Arrives: 18:30

Overnight Service
Departs: 20:32 (daily)
Arrives: 07:25

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