Flights to Merimbula
- Merimbula Airport is located 2 km from Merimbula’s town centre. Use the taxi services available at the terminal to make the short trip north. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
- Regional Express operates daily direct flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne, in addition to weekly direct flights to and from Moruya. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney or Melbourne to travel into Merimbula.
- Free Spirit Airlines operate between Melbourne and Merimbula on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They also operate a shuttle service between Merimbula Airport and Bega, Narooma, Batemans Bay and Moruya.
Driving to Merimbula
Situated midway between Sydney and Melbourne, Merimbula and Sapphire Coast are roughly 6 to 7 hours’ drive along the Princes Highway from both cities. Passing through Wollongong enroute from Sydney and through Lakes Entrance enroute from Melbourne, these scenic coastal and hinterland drives should be enjoyed at a leisurely pace, visiting the charming local towns they pass through as a way to see the sights and avoid driver fatigue.
If you’re driving to Merimbula and Sapphire Coast from Canberra, the route along the Monaro Highway is a much more comfortable 3 hour drive. While this is the most direct route, it’s certainly not the prettiest as it cuts a path further inland. If you’ve got a bit of extra time and would prefer a more scenic journey, take the Kings Highway to Batemans Bay and then follow the Princes Highway south. It will only add an extra hour onto the total length of your journey but the views will be worth it.