I’ve been in varying degrees lockdown in Melbourne since cutting my round-the-world trip short about two months ago. Before the trip I was living and working in Sydney.
Now that restrictions are easing I’m thinking of moving back to Sydney to find work. But restrictions haven’t been lifted altogether.
What are the cheapest public transport options for getting from Melbourne to Sydney as of the end of May/start of June 2020? I’m not interested in flying for this trip as getting to/from airports is a hassle and expensive, and passing hundreds of km through the countryside with a view out the window is appealing after two months inside.
I see Greyhound still has that route suspended but it seems that Firefly Express has it operating. Murrays’s site is confusing. Googling makes it look like they generally offer such a route, but looking on their site it is not listed, nor have I spotted any anouncement there about it being suspended due to Covid. I might be missing something.
I’m not aware of another long-distance bus service on this route, but it’s been years since I travelled by coach.
The train does also seem to be operating. It’s about $20 AUD more expensive than Firefly.
(I’m assuming hitchhiking might get extra attention from the police at the moment even though I’m sure plenty of people would still offer rides.)