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There are 5 ways to get from Broken Hill to Blue Mountains by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Sydney, train

  1. Fly from Broken Hill (BHQ) to Sydney (SYD)
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Blackheath Station

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Broken Hill Town Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 1
  2. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 1 to Lithgow Station, Railway Pde, Bay 1

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Fly to Dubbo, train

  1. Fly from Broken Hill (BHQ) to Dubbo (DBO)
  2. Take the train from Dubbo Station to Lithgow Station

Train

  1. Take the train from Broken Hill Station to Katoomba Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Broken Hill to Blue Mountains
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The cheapest way to get from Broken Hill to Blue Mountains is to drive which costs $130 - $190 and takes 11h 22m.

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The fastest way to get from Broken Hill to Blue Mountains is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost $310 - $950 and takes 7h 26m.

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The distance between Broken Hill and Blue Mountains is 853 km. The road distance is 1043.3 km.

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The best way to get from Broken Hill to Blue Mountains without a car is to train which takes 12h 24m and costs $190 - $260.

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It takes approximately 7h 26m to get from Broken Hill to Blue Mountains, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Broken Hill to Blue Mountains is to train which takes 12h 24m and costs $190 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $240 and takes 14h 58m.

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There is no direct flight from Broken Hill Airport to Sydney Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 25m and has one stopover.

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Blue Mountains is 30 min ahead of Broken Hill. It is currently 1:06 PM in Broken Hill and 1:36 PM in Blue Mountains.

Yes, the driving distance between Broken Hill to Blue Mountains is 1043 km. It takes approximately 11h 22m to drive from Broken Hill to Blue Mountains.

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Virgin Australia, Qantas and Regional Express offer flights from Broken Hill Airport to Sydney Airport.

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Map of how to get from Broken Hill to Blue Mountains.
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  • Distance: 852.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 26m

What companies run services between Broken Hill, NSW, Australia and Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia?

NSW TrainLink operates a train from Broken Hill Station to Katoomba Station twice a week. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 11h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Broken Hill to Blue Mountains via Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 1 and Lithgow Station, Railway Pde, Bay 1 in around 14h 58m.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Broken Hill to Sydney via Dubbo
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,600
Flights from Broken Hill to Sydney via Mildura, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,600
Flights from Broken Hill to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Broken Hill to Sydney via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Broken Hill to Sydney via Mildura
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Blackheath Station
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$7 - $10
Opal single trip ticket
$9 - $13
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Dubbo Station to Lithgow Station
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$35 - $55
First Class
$50 - $75
Train from Broken Hill Station to Katoomba Station
Ave. Duration
11h 48m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$95 - $140
First Class
$130 - $200
Bus operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Broken Hill Town Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 1
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 1 to Lithgow Station, Railway Pde, Bay 1
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
NSW TrainLink Train

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The best way to get from Broken Hill to Broken Hill Airport is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs $17 - $21.

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