TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT
PLANES, TRAINS, AUTOMOBILES AND BIKES
We’ve had visitors coming here for centuries so it’s not surprising that we’ve made getting here, from anywhere in the country, really easy.
Albury Airport is just ten minutes from the Albury city centre, and fifteen minutes from Wodonga, with Qantas, Regional Express, Brindabella, Virgin Blue and Smart Air providing multiple flights in and out of Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and several other regional centres.
If you need a car or bus when youíre here youíll find all the major car rental companies are represented in addition to local operators such as Country Cars.
A lovely way to see the country at a leisurely pace is to do it by bike. There are many bike trails throughout Albury Wodonga itself in addition to the major Rail Trails taking in history, heritage and culture while travelling through the North East Region. There is bike rental available from the Visitor Information Centre at reasonable prices and enquiries can be made on 1300 796 222.
If you donít have a car travel around Albury Wodonga there are extensive bus services running all over and to some of our great tourist attractions. Duck into the Visitor Information Centre to grab a timetable and information on where to catch your bus from on Gateway Island.
Albury Wodonga is on the major railway link between Melbourne and Sydney, providing you with day and night express services between the two capital cities. Travel times are approximately the same as driving by road.
The platform that stretches all the way back to the birth of a nation.
Even if you’re not travelling by train, you should still make the Albury Station a destination
because it is undoubtedly the grandest railway building outside of Melbourne or Sydney. This magnificent Victorian structure represents both the formal shaking of hands between the two great colonies of New South Wales and Victoria, and a monument to their continuing separation and differences.
The official linking of the two states railway systems took place here on June 14, 1883, and amongst the guests was Thomas Boyd, the convict servant of Hume and Hovell, who in 1824 had been the first white man to swim the Murray.
Although the rail link between the two major capital cities was now complete, all passengers and goods traffic still had to change in Albury, and switch over to another train, because the two competitive states insisted on retaining different rail gauges. New South Wales had the standard gauge of 143.5 cm ( 4 feet 81/2 inches ) while Victoria had the broad gauge of 160 cm ( 5 feet 3 inches ) This interstate intransigence required a platform long enough to accommodate two full length trains, which led to the building of the longest ( and arguably the most impressive ) platform in the country, measuring over 455 metres of Victorian wrought iron beauty.
The first non-stop freight service between Melbourne and Sydney began in January, 1962, and the first passenger train, the Southern Aurora, passed through on April 16. On that same day, the Spirit of Progress made the last broad gauge, and first standard gauge, run between the two states. Now the twin cities are fully served by both state rail providers - Countrylink and V/Line. These services link Albury Wodonga to Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra seven days a week with up to seven services a day. Both stations provide staffed ticketing outlets between core business hours. The Albury station is also the interchange point for all rail and coach transfers.
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