There are 4 ways to get from Adelaide to Sydney by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Sydney (SYD) ADL - SYD

$64 - $304

3 alternative options

Bus  •  23 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from 85 Franklin St to Albury Sydney - Adelaide Via Albury
  2. Take the bus from Albury station to Sydney Fe31

$102 - $136

Train  •  27 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney Indian Pacific

$290 - $700

Drive  •  14 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Sydney 845.4 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Sydney is to bus which costs $140 - $190 and takes 23 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Sydney is to fly which costs $85 - $420 and takes 3 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Sydney. However, there are services departing from 85 Franklin St and arriving at Sydney via Albury station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Adelaide Parklands and arriving at Sydney. Services depart twice a week. The journey takes approximately 27 h 45 min.

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The distance between Adelaide and Sydney is 1162 km. The road distance is 1352.6 km.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Sydney without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 35 min and costs $140 - $190.

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It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to get from Adelaide to Sydney, including transfers.

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Adelaide to Sydney bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from 85 Franklin St station.

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Adelaide to Sydney train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, depart from Adelaide Parklands station.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Sydney is to fly which takes 3 h 31 min and costs $85 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $190 and takes 23 h 35 min, you could also train, which costs $390 - $950 and takes 27 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Adelaide Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Adelaide to Sydney bus services, operated by Firefly Express, arrive at Sydney station.

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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 726.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 31 min

What companies run services between Adelaide, SA, Australia and Sydney, NSW, Australia?

Virgin Australia, Qantas and two other airlines fly from Adelaide to Sydney hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Adelaide to Sydney via Albury and Albury station in around 23 h 35 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney
Ave. Duration
27 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$292
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$490 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Bus operators
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from 85 Franklin St to Albury
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Albury station to Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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