Distance between Sydney and Melbourne

The distance from Sydney to Melbourne is 864 kilometers by road including 841 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 8 hours and 7 minutes and goes through Wodonga, Wangaratta, Haymarket, Surry Hills, Redfern, Waterloo and Alexandria.

There are tolls on the route.
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Sydney 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
1 km, 01 min
Haymarket 1 km 0:01 01 min 0.1 L
1 km, 01 min
Surry Hills 2 km 0:02 02 min 0.1 L
1 km, 01 min
Redfern 3 km 0:04 04 min 0.2 L
1 km, 00 min
Waterloo 4 km 0:04 04 min 0.3 L
2 km, 01 min
Alexandria 5 km 0:06 06 min 0.3 L
2 km, 01 min
St Peters 7 km 0:08 08 min 0.5 L
M8 M31 548 km, 5 h 02 min
Wodonga 555 km 5:10 5 h 10 min 44.2 L
M31 69 km, 37 min
Wangaratta 624 km 5:48 5 h 48 min 49.6 L
M31 242 km, 2 h 19 min
Melbourne 866 km 8:07 8 h 07 min 69.2 L
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Sydney 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
1 km, 01 min
Haymarket 1 km 0:01 01 min 0.1 L
1 km, 01 min
Surry Hills 2 km 0:02 02 min 0.1 L
1 km, 01 min
Redfern 3 km 0:04 04 min 0.2 L
1 km, 00 min
Waterloo 4 km 0:04 04 min 0.3 L
2 km, 01 min
Alexandria 5 km 0:06 06 min 0.3 L
2 km, 01 min
St Peters 7 km 0:08 08 min 0.5 L
M8 5 km, 03 min
Tempe 12 km 0:11 11 min 0.6 L
M8 5 km, 03 min
Kingsgrove 17 km 0:15 15 min 1.3 L
M8 1 km, 00 min
Beverly Hills 18 km 0:16 16 min 1.4 L
M5 1 km, 00 min
Narwee 18 km 0:16 16 min 1.5 L
M5 1 km, 00 min
Riverwood 20 km 0:17 17 min 1.5 L
M5 2 km, 01 min
Padstow 21 km 0:18 18 min 1.7 L
M5 3 km, 01 min
Revesby 24 km 0:19 19 min 1.8 L
M5 2 km, 01 min
Panania 26 km 0:21 21 min 2.1 L
M5 1 km, 00 min
Milperra 27 km 0:21 21 min 2.1 L
M5 4 km, 02 min
Moorebank 31 km 0:24 24 min 2.2 L
M5 6 km, 03 min
Casula 37 km 0:27 27 min 2.7 L
M5 3 km, 02 min
Glenfield 41 km 0:29 29 min 3.3 L
M31 3 km, 01 min
Ingleburn 44 km 0:31 31 min 3.3 L
M31 6 km, 03 min
St Andrews 50 km 0:34 34 min 3.8 L
M31 5 km, 02 min
Campbelltown 55 km 0:37 37 min 4.2 L
M31 5 km, 02 min
Menangle Park 60 km 0:40 40 min 4.6 L
M31 4 km, 02 min
Menangle 64 km 0:42 42 min 5.0 L
M31 26 km, 14 min
Yanderra 90 km 0:56 56 min 7.0 L
M31 6 km, 03 min
Yerrinbool 96 km 1:00 1 h 00 min 7.5 L
M31 7 km, 03 min
Aylmerton 104 km 1:04 1 h 04 min 8.2 L
M31 5 km, 02 min
Mittagong 109 km 1:06 1 h 06 min 8.3 L
M31 12 km, 06 min
Berrima 121 km 1:13 1 h 13 min 9.2 L
M31 14 km, 07 min
Hoddles Cross Roads 136 km 1:21 1 h 21 min 10.8 L
M31 28 km, 15 min
Marulan 164 km 1:36 1 h 36 min 12.1 L
M31 29 km, 15 min
Goulburn 193 km 1:52 1 h 52 min 14.9 L
M31 48 km, 26 min
Gunning 241 km 2:18 2 h 18 min 19.1 L
M31 32 km, 17 min
Yass 273 km 2:36 2 h 36 min 21.3 L
M31 13 km, 06 min
Bowning 286 km 2:43 2 h 43 min 22.6 L
M31 19 km, 10 min
Bookham 305 km 2:53 2 h 53 min 24.2 L
M31 29 km, 15 min
Jugiong 334 km 3:09 3 h 09 min 26.4 L
M31 14 km, 07 min
Coolac 348 km 3:17 3 h 17 min 27.1 L
M31 11 km, 06 min
Mingay 360 km 3:23 3 h 23 min 28.7 L
M31 9 km, 04 min
Gundagai 369 km 3:28 3 h 28 min 29.0 L
M31 9 km, 05 min
South Gundagai 378 km 3:33 3 h 33 min 30.0 L
M31 43 km, 23 min
Tarcutta 421 km 3:56 3 h 56 min 32.3 L
M31 26 km, 14 min
Kyeamba 447 km 4:11 4 h 11 min 35.0 L
M31 13 km, 06 min
Little Billabong 460 km 4:17 4 h 17 min 36.6 L
M31 29 km, 15 min
Holbrook 489 km 4:33 4 h 33 min 38.0 L
M31 45 km, 24 min
Table Top 533 km 4:58 4 h 58 min 42.4 L
M31 8 km, 04 min
Thurgoona 541 km 5:02 5 h 02 min 43.2 L
M31 6 km, 03 min
East Albury 547 km 5:05 5 h 05 min 43.4 L
M31 5 km, 02 min
South Albury 552 km 5:08 5 h 08 min 44.1 L
M31 3 km, 01 min
Wodonga 555 km 5:09 5 h 09 min 44.2 L
M31 18 km, 09 min
Barnawartha 573 km 5:19 5 h 19 min 45.6 L
M31 13 km, 07 min
Chiltern 586 km 5:26 5 h 26 min 46.0 L
M31 19 km, 10 min
Springhurst 605 km 5:37 5 h 37 min 47.7 L
M31 19 km, 10 min
Wangaratta 624 km 5:47 5 h 47 min 49.6 L
M31 18 km, 09 min
Glenrowan 642 km 5:57 5 h 57 min 50.7 L
M31 22 km, 12 min
Benalla 664 km 6:09 6 h 09 min 52.9 L
M31 26 km, 14 min
Violet Town 689 km 6:23 6 h 23 min 54.4 L
M31 19 km, 10 min
Euroa 709 km 6:33 6 h 33 min 56.1 L
M31 39 km, 21 min
Avenel 747 km 6:54 6 h 54 min 59.7 L
M31 18 km, 09 min
Seymour 765 km 7:04 7 h 04 min 61.1 L
M31 40 km, 21 min
Wandong 805 km 7:26 7 h 26 min 63.8 L
M31 10 km, 05 min
Wallan 815 km 7:31 7 h 31 min 65.1 L
M31 4 km, 02 min
Beveridge 819 km 7:33 7 h 33 min 65.4 L
M31 8 km, 04 min
Kalkallo 828 km 7:38 7 h 38 min 65.9 L
M31 6 km, 03 min
Craigieburn 834 km 7:42 7 h 42 min 66.5 L
M31 9 km, 05 min
Epping 842 km 7:47 7 h 47 min 67.0 L
M31 7 km, 04 min
Thomastown 849 km 7:51 7 h 51 min 67.7 L
48 4 km, 03 min
Reservoir 853 km 7:55 7 h 55 min 68.1 L
29 3 km, 02 min
Preston 856 km 7:57 7 h 57 min 68.4 L
45 2 km, 01 min
Thornbury 858 km 7:59 7 h 59 min 68.6 L
45 1 km, 01 min
Northcote 859 km 8:00 8 h 00 min 68.7 L
45 2 km, 01 min
Fitzroy North 861 km 8:02 8 h 02 min 68.8 L
45 2 km, 01 min
Fitzroy 863 km 8:04 8 h 04 min 69.0 L
46 1 km, 01 min
East Melbourne 865 km 8:05 8 h 05 min 69.2 L
1 km, 01 min
Melbourne 866 km 8:06 8 h 06 min 69.2 L

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Fuel cost: 118.2 AUD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 864 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.71 AUD / L)

You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.

How long is a car ride from Sydney to Melbourne?

Driving time: 8 h 7 min

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

  • 785 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 7 h 8 min
  • 41 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 24 min
  • 20 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 14 min
  • 5 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 3 min
  • 8 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 7 min
  • 2 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 2 min
  • 3 km with a maximum speed 40 km/h = 4 min

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

How far is Sydney to Melbourne by land?

The distance between Sydney and Melbourne is 864 km by road including 841 km on motorways.

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

How far is Sydney to Melbourne by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Sydney and Melbourne is 714 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 Sydney and Melbourne respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Sydney from Melbourne by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 53 min to cover the distance of 714 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 3 h 14 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 Sydney to Melbourne?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 2 h 58 min to cover the distance of 714 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 Sydney and Melbourne?

The halfway point between Sydney and Melbourne is Tarcutta. It is located about 11 km from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Tarcutta to Sydney is 421 km and driving will take about 3 h 56 min. The road between Tarcutta and Melbourne has length 443 km and will take approximately 4 h 10 min.

The other cities located close to halfway point:

  • Kyeamba is in 447 km from Sydney and 417 km from Melbourne
  • Little Billabong is in 460 km from Sydney and 405 km from Melbourne
  • South Gundagai is in 378 km from Sydney and 486 km from Melbourne

Where is Sydney in relation to Melbourne?

Sydney is located 714 km north-east of Melbourne.

Sydney has geographic coordinates: latitude -33.86796, longitude 151.21005.

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

Which highway goes from Sydney to Melbourne?

The route from Sydney to Melbourne follows M31.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • M5: 22 km
  • B400: 15 km
  • M8: 10 km
  • 45: 9 km
  • 29: 2 km
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