Distance between Sydney and Wollongong
The distance from Sydney to Wollongong is 82 kilometers by road including 35 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 1 hour and 3 minutes and goes through Haymarket, Ultimo, Chippendale, Redfern, Alexandria, Waterloo and Eveleigh.
Shortest distance by air  68 km ✈️ 
Car route length  82 km 🚗 
Driving time  1 h 3 min 
Fuel amount  6.5 L 
Fuel cost  10.9 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Sydney  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
3 km, 02 min


Ultimo  3 km  02 min  0.2 L  
1 km, 00 min


Chippendale  3 km  03 min  0.2 L  
1 km, 00 min


Redfern  4 km  04 min  0.3 L  
3 km, 03 min


Alexandria  7 km  07 min  0.3 L  
A36 3 km, 03 min


St Peters  10 km  10 min  0.8 L  
A36 1 km, 01 min


Tempe  12 km  12 min  0.9 L  
A36 1 km, 01 min


Wolli Creek  13 km  13 min  1.0 L  
A36 1 km, 01 min


Arncliffe  14 km  14 min  1.0 L  
A36 M1 70 km, 51 min


Wollongong  84 km  1 h 05 min  6.6 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Sydney to Wollongong?
Fuel cost: 10.9 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 82 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.67 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Sydney to Wollongong?
Driving time: 1 h 3 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 19 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 10 min
 8 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 5 min
 4 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 2 min
 16 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 11 min
 16 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 13 min
 13 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 12 min
 4 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 5 min
 1 km with a maximum speed 40 km/h = 1 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Sydney to Wollongong by land?
The distance between Sydney and Wollongong is 82 km by road including 35 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Sydney and Wollongong respectively.
How far is Sydney to Wollongong by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Sydney and Wollongong is 68 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Sydney and Wollongong respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Sydney from Wollongong by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 5 min to cover the distance of 68 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 18 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 Wollongong?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 17 min to cover the distance of 68 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 19 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 Wollongong?
Where is Sydney in relation to Wollongong?
Sydney is located 68 km northeast of Wollongong.
Sydney has geographic coordinates: latitude 33.86796, longitude 151.21005.
Wollongong has geographic coordinates: latitude 34.4244, longitude 150.89384.
Which highway goes from Sydney to Wollongong?
The route from Sydney to Wollongong follows M1, A1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 A36: 8 km