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There are 2 ways to get from Central Coast to Sydney by train or car

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  1. Take the train from Gosford Station to Central Station

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  1. Drive from Central Coast to Sydney
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The cheapest way to get from Central Coast to Sydney is to train which costs $9 - $14 and takes 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Central Coast to Sydney is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1h 5m.

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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 2h and costs $9 - $14.

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It takes approximately 2h to get from Central Coast to Sydney, including transfers.

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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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  • Distance: 52.5 km
  • Duration: 2h

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 32m.

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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Train from Gosford Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Transport NSW
Opal card
$6 - $9
Opal single trip ticket
$7 - $11

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