There are 6 ways to get from Forbes to Sydney by bus, plane, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

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

  1. Take the line 571 bus from Forbes Coach Stop to Parkes Station, Coach Bay
  2. Fly from Parkes (PKE) to Sydney (SYD) PKE - SYD

$119 - $234

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Forbes Coach Stop to Lithgow Station, Railway Pde 572
  2. Take the train from Lithgow Station to Emu Plains Station
  3. Take the train from Emu Plains Station to Central Station

$34 - $52

4 alternative options

Bus to Orange, fly  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Forbes Coach Stop to Orange Station, Coach Bay 1
  2. Fly from Orange (OAG) to Sydney (SYD) OAG - SYD

$174 - $318

Bus to Dubbo, fly  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Forbes Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
  2. Fly from Dubbo (DBO) to Sydney (SYD) DBO - SYD

$153 - $293

Train  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Parkes Station to Central Station 446

$44 - $65

Drive  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Forbes to Sydney 233.2 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Forbes to Sydney is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 4 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Forbes to Sydney is to line 571 bus and fly which costs $160 - $330 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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The distance between Forbes and Sydney is 301 km. The road distance is 373.1 km.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Forbes to Sydney is 373 km. It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to drive from Forbes to Sydney.

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  • Distance: 188 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 47 min

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 - $60 and the journey takes 6 h 55 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 2 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 - $60
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Lithgow Station to Emu Plains Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$9 - $14
1st Class
$12 - $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 - $11
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Forbes Coach Stop to Parkes Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Forbes Coach Stop to Orange Station, Coach Bay 1
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Forbes Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Forbes Coach Stop to Lithgow Station, Railway Pde
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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