The driving distance from Sydney, Australia to Melbourne, Australia is:

543 miles / 874 km

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Driving distance from Sydney, Australia to Melbourne, Australia

The total driving distance from Sydney, Australia to Melbourne, Australia is 543 miles or 874 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Sydney, Australia. It ends in Melbourne, Australia.

If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to calculate the total driving time from Sydney, Australia to Melbourne, Australia so you can see when you'll arrive at your destination.

You can also calculate the cost of driving from Sydney, Australia to Melbourne, Australia based on current local fuel prices and an estimate of your car's best gas mileage.

Since this is a long drive, you might want to stop halfway and stay overnight in a hotel. You can find the city that is halfway between Sydney, Australia and Melbourne, Australia.

Planning to fly a plane instead? You might be more interested in calculating the straight line distance to fly from Sydney, Australia to Melbourne, Australia.

The shortest route shown on the map is for you if you are looking for the fastest way to get from Sydney and Melbourne. If you are planning a road trip, recommends 2 coastal drives from Sydney to Melbourne.

One takes around 18 hours (inland route) and 1,380 km (857 miles). The other is around 19 hours (coastal route) and 1,384 miles. You’ll need 7 days to enjoy one of these routes from Sydney to Melbourne. Both routes will take you to places of interest in New South Wales and Victoria.

The coastal route starts in Sydney and makes a stop at Jervis Bay. Jervis is a place for bird watching and coastal views. Next stop is Narooma, a place to see penguins, dolphins and humpback whales. Mallacoota, Metung and Wilsons Promontory are 3 other stops before your next stop at Phillip Island. Phillip Island is famous for little penguins, fur seals and koalas. Take a front row seat for the nightly penguin parade.

The inland route will take you through the same place as the coastal route up to Metung. From Metung you’ll drive to Walhalla, an important town during Australin gold rush era. Check out the Great Walhalla Alpine Trail and Walhalla Goldfields Railway before heading to Phillip Island and Melbourne.

Sydney, Australia

City: Sydney
State: New South Wales
Country: Australia
Category: cities

Melbourne, Australia

City: Melbourne
State: Victoria
Country: Australia
Category: cities

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