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Recommended option

Line 571 bus to Parkes, fly  •  2 h 47 min

  1. PKE - SYD

$121 - $236

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  8 h 27 min

  1. 572

$34 - $53

5 alternative options

Bus to Orange, fly  •  4 h 30 min

  1. OAG - SYD

$175 - $325

Bus to Dubbo, fly  •  4 h 17 min

  1. DBO - SYD

$155 - $295

Train  •  8 h 23 min

  1. 446

$44 - $70

Bus  •  9 h 59 min

  1. 792
  2. 782

$49 - $88

Drive  •  4 h 49 min

  1. 233.2 miles

$30 - $50

What companies run services between Forbes, NSW, Australia and Sydney, NSW, Australia?

Transport NSW operates a train from Forbes to Sydney once a week. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 6 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Forbes to Sydney via Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay, Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row, and Canberra in around 9 h 59 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Parkes to Sydney
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $200
Flights from Orange to Sydney
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Flights from Dubbo to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Dubbo to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Parkes Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$60 - $90
Train from Lithgow Station to Emu Plains Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $19
Train from Emu Plains Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $12
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Forbes Coach Stop, Union St to Parkes Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Forbes Coach Stop, Union St to Orange Station, Coach Bay 1
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Forbes Coach Stop, Union St to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Forbes Coach Stop, Union St to Lithgow Station, Railway Pde
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Forbes Coach Stop, Union St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
murrays.com.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Forbes and Sydney is 301 km. The road distance is 373 km.

The cheapest way to get from Forbes to Sydney is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 4 h 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Forbes to Sydney is to line 571 bus and fly which takes 2 h 47 min and costs $160 - $320.

No, there is no direct bus from Forbes to Sydney. However, there are services departing from Forbes Coach Stop, Union St and arriving at Sydney via Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay and Canberra. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 59 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to get from Forbes to Sydney, including transfers.