Air – Fly to Sydney

Sydney International Airport

Whether you’re travelling domestically or internationally, we recommend you fly into the Sydney International airport when on route to Wollongong. It boasts international, domestic and general aviation terminals. Sydney Airport is located approximately 90 minutes from Wollongong.

The following airlines fly regularly between Australia’s larger cities and Sydney.

There are a few options to get to and from Cairns Airport to the city. Please see below for more details.

Fly Corporate regional airlines fly directly into the Illawarra Regional Airport, direct from either Brisbane or Melbourne, flying daily. Details of the new Wollongong, Melbourne and Brisbane services are available at

Illawarra Airport

Illawarra Regional Airport is located at Airport Road off the Princes Highway, Albion Park Rail. Albion Park Rail is a suburb of Shellharbour City, which forms part of the Illawarra Region. The Airport is located just over 20 minutes south of Wollongong.

Travelling from Sydney to Wollongong


Sydney Trains operates a regular timetable to Wollongong from Sydney on its South Coast and Southern Highlands Lines.

If travelling from the domestic or international airports catch a train on the airport line to Wolli Creek Station. Disembark and board the next South Coast Line train to Wollongong. This journey will take approximately 90 minutes from Wolli Creek Station.

For information on fare and timetables please click here

Premier Bus

The Premier Bus departs 2 times a day 7 days a week each way.

To view the timetable and reserve your seat by clicking here

Prices from $16.00AUD one way.

Private Airport Shuttle Services:

These smaller buses operate on a 24 hour, 7 day a week basis. They will pick you up from the Airport and deliver you to where you are staying in Wollongong. Approx. cost is $50pp one way, however the price may decrease the more people that travel. Various local options include:

ShuttleMate Private Transfers Sydney 1300 847 826
Leisure Coast Limousine Service 02 4261 7393
Shire Shuttle Bus 0405 679121
South Coast Journeys 0421 497 604 or +61 (0) 2 4288 0749 (INT)


Take the Grand Pacific Drive and experience coastal rainforests, quaint seaside villages and the 665 metre Sea Cliff Bridge all on your way into Wollongong.

Alternatively you can jump on the M1 Motorway from Sydney and be here in 80 minutes. You decide!

If travelling from Canberra, the journey is an easy 250 kilometres via the Hume Highway.

Need a hire car? A number of hire car companies operate out of the Sydney Airport. Click here for more information.

Parking Information at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

The parking at the Novotel Hotel is complimentary for Biofabrication delegates and is subject to availability (first come first served) and cannot be reserved prior to arrival.

To access the Parking at Novotel, please enter via Bourke St and through the turning circle at front of the Hotel. Please obtain a parking ticket at the boom gate to enter, and you will receive an exit parking pass when you are checking out at the hotel reception.

There is significant parking just to the north of the Novotel, with all day parking in and around North Wollongong beach, Stuart Park and George Hanley Drive areas.