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There are 3 ways to get from Central Coast to Sydney by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 48m

  1. Take the train from Gosford Station to Central Station Ccn

$9 - $13

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Gosford Station, Showground Rd to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 35Cn

$10 - $14

Drive  •  1h 5m

  1. Drive from Central Coast to Sydney 82.3 km

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Central Coast to Sydney is to train which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Central Coast to Sydney is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Central Coast to Sydney station. However, there are services departing from Central Coast Hwy Opp Central Coast Grammar School and arriving at Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 via Gosford Station, Showground Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 11m.

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The distance between Central Coast and Sydney is 52 km. The road distance is 82.3 km.

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The best way to get from Central Coast to Sydney without a car is to train which takes 1h 48m and costs $9 - $14.

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It takes approximately 1h 48m to get from Central Coast to Sydney, including transfers.

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Central Coast to Sydney bus services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Gosford Station, Showground Rd.

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The best way to get from Central Coast to Sydney is to train which takes 1h 48m and costs $9 - $14. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $9 - $14 and takes 3h 11m.

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Central Coast to Sydney bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1.

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Yes, the driving distance between Central Coast to Sydney is 82 km. It takes approximately 1h 5m to drive from Central Coast to Sydney.

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Map of how to get from Central Coast to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 52.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 48m

What companies run services between Central Coast, NSW, Australia and Sydney, NSW, Australia?

Transport NSW operates a train from Gosford Station to Central Station every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 1h 21m. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a bus from Gosford Station, Showground Rd to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 every 3 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 1h 50m.

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).

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Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Gosford Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$6 - $9
Opal single trip ticket
$7 - $11
Bus 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
Bus from Gosford Station, Showground Rd to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Transport NSW

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