Melbourne to Sydney Bus

Melbourne to Sydney

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Melbourne to Sydney Bus

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Make your way between Australia’s two biggest cities, travelling from Melbourne to Sydney in a luxurious Greyhound bus that comes loaded with features!

Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne is the place to explore hidden laneways dotted with cafes and boutique shops; sip cocktails at a rooftop bar; or book a table at a world-class restaurant.

But when you want to see Australia’s most iconic landmarks, you need to head to Sydney, home to the world-renowned Opera House and Harbour Bridge. It’s a city loaded with must-do destinations, from Bondi Beach and Manly Beach to Taronga Zoo and Darling Harbour. You can explore Australia’s history at The Rocks, indulge in the multicultural delights of Chinatown, and take an unforgettable stroll through Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Garden.

Our coaches stop in the heart of Sydney, eliminating the need for a transfer. We also service Sydney Domestic Airport. This route also includes a stop in Canberra, Australia’s capital city!

You’ll spend the 12.5-hour bus trip from Melbourne to Sydney in air-conditioned comfort, relaxing in your reclining leather seat with free WiFi connectivity, an in-seat USB charger and panoramic windows.

Prefer aisle or window seats? There’s no need to queue – you can simply reserve your preferred seat when you book your bus trip from Melbourne to Sydney with our seat selection feature. You can also keep up-to-date on your expected arrival time and any service delays with our real-time coach tracker.

You can unlock even more benefits, as well as exclusive offers and deals, by joining the Greyhound Rewards program. When you join, every ticket purchased on our network will earn you G-Dollars, which you can redeem on your very next trip or save up in your G-Wallet for a special occasion. The choice is yours!

A Greyhound bus is the most comfortable and enjoyable way to travel from Melbourne to Sydney. Book your ticket now!


Air Conditioning Air Conditioning Reclining Seats Reclining Seats On Board Restroom On-board Restroom
Free Free WiFi USB Chargers USB Chargers Panoramic Windows Panoramic Windows


location pin
Sydney Domestic Airport*
Sydney Central Station

* This stop is on request only,
advance booking is required.




Southern Cross Bus Terminal, Bay 55, Spencer Street

10:00 PM

BP Murray Valley Hwy, Lot 1 SC, Barnawartha North

Arr 1:20 AM
Dep 2:00 AM

Cafe at Albury Railway Station, Railway Parade (Cafe open 9am - 5pm only)

2:20 AM*

Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row, ACT

Arr 6:00 AM
Dep 6:30 AM

Pick up: Qantas T3 Arrivals - Govt bus stop. Set down: T3 Departures

9:30 AM*

Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 5 & 6, Haymarket NSW

10:00 AM

* This stop is on request only, advance booking is required

Disclaimer: “Our timetables are updated regularly and are subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date timetable for Melbourne to Sydney services please visit our Timetables page. For up-to-date information about delays to scheduled services due to circumstances which are out of the control of Greyhound Australia e.g. natural disasters, road closures, etc, please check the Service Updates."


Where do buses depart from in Melbourne and Sydney?

In Melbourne, buses to Sydney depart from Southern Cross Terminal, Bay 55. In Sydney, buses to Melbourne depart from the Western Forecourt of Central Station, Bays 5 & 6.

What amenities can I expect on the bus?

All our buses from Melbourne to Sydney come with free WiFi, USB chargers, reclining seats, and a restroom.

How long does it take to get from Melbourne to Sydney?

The bus trip from Melbourne to Sydney takes approximately 12h 15m and departs twice a day. For up to date timetables please see our timetables page.

How much is a bus ticket from Melbourne to Sydney?

All our bus fares come in three tiers – Early Bird, Advantage and Premium – with prices varying based on how far in advance you are making a booking. You can find the most up-to-date price for your trip by searching available trips online or by calling our customer service team on 1300 473 946. For more information on different types of available fares visit our Compare Fares page.

Where can I buy a ticket?

The easiest and cheapest way to buy a bus ticket for your Melbourne to Sydney trip is to book directly on our website. Your ticket is then saved in your My Greyhound account where you can manage your booking, and simply show an electronic copy of your ticket on your phone to the bus driver when you board.

You can also book your trips on the phone by contacting our friendly customer service on 1300 473 946, at our ticket outlets/travel agencies, or directly with the bus driver*.

*Please note that all bookings made through our call centre, travel centres and tickets purchased directly from drivers will incur a booking fee of $5.

What if my trip is disrupted by COVID?

In the event of COVID-related restrictions, cancellations, rescheduling, or border closures, you can rest easy knowing that Greyhound's COVID refund policy will allow you to choose between a refund, credit, or reschedule of your booked travel.

All passengers must adhere to local state and territory government requirements due to COVID-19. See Service Updates for latest information, and find out how to Travel Safe with Greyhound.

**For more information see our FAQ page.