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There are 8 ways to get from Caloundra to Sydney by shuttle, plane, bus, train or car

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Shuttle to Brisbane, fly to Sydney  •  3h 49m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Caloundra to Brisbane Airport (BNE)
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Sydney (SYD) BNE - SYD

$143 - $312

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Line 600 bus to Maroochydore, fly to Sydney  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the line 600 bus from Caloundra station to Maroochydore station, platform 2
  2. Fly from Maroochydore (MCY) to Sydney (SYD) MCY - SYD

$95 - $197

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Shuttle to Gold Coast, fly to Sydney  •  5h 14m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Caloundra to Gold Coast Airport (OOL)
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Sydney (SYD) OOL - SYD

$114 - $250

Shuttle to Brisbane, fly to Newcastle, train  •  6h 54m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Caloundra to Brisbane Airport (BNE)
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Newcastle (NTL) BNE - NTL
  3. Take the train from Hamilton Station to Central Station

$127 - $341

Train  •  17h 47m

  1. Take the train from Landsborough station, platform 1 to Roma Street station, platform 8 Nabr / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32

$107 - $169

Train, bus  •  20h 32m

  1. Take the train from Landsborough station, platform 1 to Central station, platform 5 Nabr / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Sydney Gx422

$152 - $286

Bus  •  21h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Mooloolaba to Brisbane Gx411 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Sydney Pm11

$107 - $159

Drive  •  10h 48m

  1. Drive from Caloundra to Sydney 998.6 km

$120 - $180

Caloundra to Sydney by bus and train

The journey time between Caloundra and Sydney is around 24h 19m and covers a distance of around 1089 km. The fastest journey normally takes 22h 16m. Operated by TRANSLink QLD, Queensland Rail Travel and NSW TrainLink, the Caloundra to Sydney service departs from Bowman Rd near First Ave and arrives in Central Station. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
24h 19m
Fastest journey time:
22h 16m
Journey distance:
1089 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$107
Carbon emissions:
58 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
19:27
Last service departs at:
21:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Caloundra to Sydney bus and train schedules

Caloundra → Sydney
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The cheapest way to get from Caloundra to Sydney is to bus which costs $100 - $160 and takes 21h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Caloundra to Sydney is to shuttle and fly which costs $140 - $320 and takes 3h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Caloundra station to Sydney. However, there are services departing from Caloundra station and arriving at Sydney via Mooloolaba and Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 36m.

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The distance between Caloundra and Sydney is 806 km. The road distance is 998.6 km.

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The best way to get from Caloundra to Sydney without a car is to train which takes 17h 47m and costs $100 - $170.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Caloundra to Sydney, including transfers.

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Caloundra to Sydney bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Mooloolaba station.

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The best way to get from Caloundra to Sydney is to train which takes 17h 47m and costs $100 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $160 and takes 21h 36m.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Caloundra to Sydney bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Sydney station.

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Map of how to get from Caloundra to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 806.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 49m

What companies run services between Caloundra, QLD, Australia and Sydney, NSW, Australia?

You can take a train from Caloundra to Sydney via Landsborough station, Landsborough station, platform 1, and Brisbane in around 17h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Caloundra to Sydney via Mooloolaba and Brisbane in around 21h 36m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Maroochydore to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Maroochydore to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Maroochydore to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
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 Hamilton Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$9 - $12
Opal single trip ticket
$11 - $15
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Landsborough station, platform 1 to Roma Street station, platform 8
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Train from Landsborough station, platform 1 to Central station, platform 5
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
TRANSLink QLD
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$95 - $140
First Class
$130 - $200
Bus operators
Coast 2 Coast Bus Service
Phone
+61 (0) 435 031 564
Email
info@coast2coastbuses.com
Website
coast2coastbuses.com
Shuttle from Caloundra to Brisbane Airport (BNE)
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $54
Schedules at
coast2coastbuses.com
Shuttle from Caloundra to Gold Coast Airport (OOL)
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
coast2coastbuses.com
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Bus from Caloundra station to Maroochydore station, platform 2
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long-distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$140 - $210
Advantage
$170 - $250
Premium
$180 - $270
Bus from Mooloolaba to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$18 - $27
Advantage
$19 - $28
Premium
$21 - $35
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61244235233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Mooloolaba to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Yes, the driving distance between Caloundra to Sydney is 999 km. It takes approximately 10h 48m to drive from Caloundra to Sydney.

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Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 750+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Caloundra to Brisbane Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h and costs $50 - $54.

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