Distance between Melbourne and Sydney

The distance from Melbourne to Sydney is 873 kilometers by road including 850 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 8 hours and 12 minutes and goes through Wangaratta, Wodonga, Carlton, Parkville, Carlton North, Fitzroy North and Fitzroy.

There are tolls on the route.
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Melbourne 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
3 km, 03 min
Carlton 3 km 0:03 03 min 0.1 L
83 2 km, 02 min
Carlton North 5 km 0:05 05 min 0.4 L
83 1 km, 01 min
Fitzroy North 7 km 0:07 07 min 0.4 L
45 2 km, 01 min
Northcote 9 km 0:08 08 min 0.6 L
45 1 km, 01 min
Thornbury 10 km 0:10 10 min 0.8 L
45 2 km, 01 min
Preston 12 km 0:11 11 min 0.9 L
45 M31 233 km, 2 h 10 min
Wangaratta 245 km 2:21 2 h 21 min 19.2 L
M31 68 km, 37 min
Wodonga 312 km 2:59 2 h 59 min 24.7 L
M31 562 km, 5 h 15 min
North Sydney 875 km 8:14 8 h 14 min 69.6 L
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Melbourne 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
3 km, 03 min
Carlton 3 km 0:03 03 min 0.1 L
83 2 km, 02 min
Carlton North 5 km 0:05 05 min 0.4 L
83 1 km, 01 min
Fitzroy North 7 km 0:07 07 min 0.4 L
45 2 km, 01 min
Northcote 9 km 0:08 08 min 0.6 L
45 1 km, 01 min
Thornbury 10 km 0:10 10 min 0.8 L
45 2 km, 01 min
Preston 12 km 0:11 11 min 0.9 L
45 4 km, 03 min
Reservoir 16 km 0:14 14 min 1.0 L
29 4 km, 03 min
Thomastown 20 km 0:18 18 min 1.5 L
M31 6 km, 03 min
Epping 26 km 0:21 21 min 1.7 L
M31 8 km, 04 min
Craigieburn 34 km 0:26 26 min 2.6 L
M31 6 km, 03 min
Mickleham 40 km 0:30 30 min 2.8 L
M31 9 km, 04 min
Beveridge 49 km 0:35 35 min 3.8 L
M31 4 km, 02 min
Wallan 53 km 0:37 37 min 4.1 L
M31 10 km, 05 min
Wandong 63 km 0:42 42 min 4.3 L
M31 40 km, 21 min
Seymour 103 km 1:04 1 h 04 min 8.1 L
M31 18 km, 09 min
Avenel 121 km 1:14 1 h 14 min 9.6 L
M31 39 km, 21 min
Euroa 160 km 1:35 1 h 35 min 12.3 L
M31 19 km, 10 min
Violet Town 179 km 1:45 1 h 45 min 13.6 L
M31 26 km, 14 min
Benalla 205 km 1:59 1 h 59 min 16.2 L
M31 22 km, 12 min
Glenrowan 227 km 2:11 2 h 11 min 17.5 L
M31 18 km, 09 min
Wangaratta 245 km 2:21 2 h 21 min 19.2 L
M31 19 km, 10 min
Springhurst 263 km 2:31 2 h 31 min 20.4 L
M31 19 km, 10 min
Chiltern 282 km 2:42 2 h 42 min 21.7 L
M31 13 km, 07 min
Barnawartha 296 km 2:49 2 h 49 min 23.4 L
M31 17 km, 09 min
Wodonga 312 km 2:58 2 h 58 min 24.7 L
M31 4 km, 02 min
South Albury 317 km 3:01 3 h 01 min 25.3 L
M31 5 km, 02 min
East Albury 322 km 3:03 3 h 03 min 25.3 L
M31 6 km, 03 min
Thurgoona 327 km 3:06 3 h 06 min 26.1 L
M31 8 km, 04 min
Table Top 335 km 3:11 3 h 11 min 26.5 L
M31 44 km, 24 min
Holbrook 379 km 3:35 3 h 35 min 29.2 L
M31 43 km, 23 min
Kyeamba 422 km 3:58 3 h 58 min 32.9 L
M31 26 km, 14 min
Tarcutta 449 km 4:13 4 h 13 min 34.7 L
M31 42 km, 22 min
South Gundagai 491 km 4:36 4 h 36 min 39.1 L
M31 8 km, 04 min
Gundagai 499 km 4:40 4 h 40 min 39.5 L
M31 10 km, 06 min
Mingay 509 km 4:46 4 h 46 min 40.6 L
M31 11 km, 06 min
Coolac 520 km 4:52 4 h 52 min 40.8 L
M31 14 km, 07 min
Jugiong 535 km 5:00 5 h 00 min 42.4 L
M31 29 km, 15 min
Bookham 564 km 5:16 5 h 16 min 44.9 L
M31 19 km, 10 min
Bowning 583 km 5:27 5 h 27 min 46.3 L
M31 13 km, 06 min
Yass 595 km 5:33 5 h 33 min 47.0 L
M31 32 km, 17 min
Gunning 628 km 5:51 5 h 51 min 50.0 L
M31 48 km, 25 min
Goulburn 675 km 6:17 6 h 17 min 53.6 L
M31 28 km, 15 min
Marulan 703 km 6:32 6 h 32 min 55.4 L
M31 29 km, 15 min
Hoddles Cross Roads 733 km 6:48 6 h 48 min 58.6 L
M31 15 km, 08 min
Berrima 748 km 6:56 6 h 56 min 59.3 L
M31 16 km, 08 min
Aylmerton 763 km 7:05 7 h 05 min 60.9 L
M31 8 km, 04 min
Yerrinbool 771 km 7:09 7 h 09 min 61.3 L
M31 6 km, 03 min
Yanderra 777 km 7:12 7 h 12 min 62.1 L
M31 4 km, 02 min
Bargo 781 km 7:15 7 h 15 min 62.3 L
M31 21 km, 11 min
Menangle 802 km 7:26 7 h 26 min 63.8 L
M31 7 km, 03 min
Menangle Park 809 km 7:30 7 h 30 min 64.5 L
M31 4 km, 01 min
Mount Annan 813 km 7:32 7 h 32 min 64.9 L
M31 2 km, 01 min
Blairmount 815 km 7:33 7 h 33 min 65.1 L
M31 1 km, 00 min
Claymore 816 km 7:34 7 h 34 min 65.3 L
M31 3 km, 01 min
Raby 819 km 7:35 7 h 35 min 65.3 L
M31 3 km, 01 min
Varroville 822 km 7:37 7 h 37 min 65.7 L
M31 1 km, 00 min
Denham Court 822 km 7:37 7 h 37 min 65.7 L
M31 3 km, 01 min
Bardia 826 km 7:39 7 h 39 min 65.9 L
M31 3 km, 01 min
Edmondson Park 829 km 7:41 7 h 41 min 66.3 L
M31 2 km, 01 min
Prestons 831 km 7:42 7 h 42 min 66.3 L
M5 2 km, 01 min
Liverpool 834 km 7:43 7 h 43 min 66.7 L
M5 3 km, 01 min
Moorebank 837 km 7:45 7 h 45 min 66.7 L
M5 3 km, 01 min
Milperra 839 km 7:47 7 h 47 min 67.1 L
M5 3 km, 01 min
Revesby 842 km 7:48 7 h 48 min 67.2 L
M5 3 km, 01 min
Padstow 845 km 7:50 7 h 50 min 67.6 L
M5 2 km, 01 min
Riverwood 847 km 7:51 7 h 51 min 67.6 L
M5 1 km, 00 min
Narwee 849 km 7:52 7 h 52 min 67.9 L
M5 1 km, 00 min
Beverly Hills 849 km 7:53 7 h 53 min 67.9 L
M5 1 km, 00 min
Kingsgrove 850 km 7:53 7 h 53 min 68.0 L
M8 5 km, 03 min
Tempe 855 km 7:57 7 h 57 min 68.0 L
M8 5 km, 03 min
St Peters 860 km 8:01 8 h 01 min 68.7 L
M8 2 km, 01 min
Alexandria 862 km 8:02 8 h 02 min 68.8 L
2 km, 02 min
Chippendale 864 km 8:05 8 h 05 min 69.1 L
1 km, 01 min
Ultimo 865 km 8:06 8 h 06 min 69.2 L
2 km, 01 min
Sydney 867 km 8:07 8 h 07 min 69.3 L
A4 1 km, 01 min
Millers Point 868 km 8:08 8 h 08 min 69.4 L
A4 1 km, 00 min
Milsons Point 869 km 8:09 8 h 09 min 69.5 L
M1 6 km, 04 min
North Sydney 875 km 8:13 8 h 13 min 69.6 L

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Melbourne to Sydney?

Fuel cost: 126.4 AUD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 873 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.81 AUD / L)

You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.

How long is a car ride from Melbourne to Sydney?

Driving time: 8 h 12 min

This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.

  • 780 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 7 h 5 min
  • 44 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 26 min
  • 32 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 24 min
  • 7 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 5 min
  • 6 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 6 min
  • 3 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 3 min

The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.

How far is Melbourne to Sydney by land?

The distance between Melbourne and Sydney is 873 km by road including 850 km on motorways.

Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Melbourne and Sydney respectively.

How far is Melbourne to Sydney by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Melbourne and Sydney is 715 km.

This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a great-circle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Melbourne and Sydney respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Melbourne from Sydney by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 53 min to cover the distance of 715 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 3 h 15 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.

How long is a helicopter ride from Melbourne to Sydney?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 2 h 58 min to cover the distance of 715 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 3 h 24 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.

What city is halfway between Melbourne and Sydney?

The halfway point between Melbourne and Sydney is Tarcutta. It is located about 12 km from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Tarcutta to Melbourne is 449 km and driving will take about 4 h 13 min. The road between Tarcutta and Sydney has length 424 km and will take approximately 3 h 59 min.

The other cities located close to halfway point:

  • Kyeamba is in 422 km from Melbourne and 451 km from Sydney
  • South Gundagai is in 491 km from Melbourne and 382 km from Sydney
  • Holbrook is in 379 km from Melbourne and 494 km from Sydney

Where is Melbourne in relation to Sydney?

Melbourne is located 715 km south-west of Sydney.

Melbourne has geographic coordinates: latitude -37.81422, longitude 144.96315.

Sydney has geographic coordinates: latitude -33.85482, longitude 151.21645.

Which highway goes from Melbourne to Sydney?

The route from Melbourne to Sydney follows M31.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • M5: 20 km
  • B400: 15 km
  • M8: 10 km
  • 45: 9 km
  • M1: 4 km
  • 29: 2 km
  • 83: 1 km
  • A4: 1 km
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