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There are 7 ways to get from Forster to Sydney by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Forster Coach Stop, Little St to Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd 150 / ...
  2. Take the train from Broadmeadow Station to Central Station Ccn / ...

$37 - $64

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Bus  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Forster Coach Stop, Little St to Bulahdelah Coach Stop, Booloombayt St 150 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bulahdelah to Sydney Gx422

$57 - $86

Bus via Sydney  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Forster Coach Stop, Little St to Bulahdelah Coach Stop, Booloombayt St 150 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bulahdelah to Sydney Pm11

$42 - $66

Train  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Taree Station to Central Station 36 / ...

$38 - $56

Drive  •  3h 24m

  1. Drive from Forster to Sydney 305.1 km

$30 - $50

Bus to Port Macquarie, fly  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Forster Coach Stop, Little St to Port Macquarie Coach Stop, Gordon St
  2. Fly from Port Macquarie (PQQ) to Sydney (SYD) PQQ - SYD

$162 - $347

Fly from Taree  •  3h 16m

  1. Fly from Taree (TRO) to Sydney (SYD) TRO - SYD

$133 - $184

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The cheapest way to get from Forster to Sydney is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3h 24m.

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The fastest way to get from Forster to Sydney is to fly which takes 3h 16m and costs $130 - $190.

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No, there is no direct bus from Forster to Sydney. However, there are services departing from Forster Coach Stop, Little St and arriving at Sydney via Bulahdelah. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 56m.

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The distance between Forster and Sydney is 223 km. The road distance is 305.1 km.

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The best way to get from Forster to Sydney without a car is to bus and train which takes 5h 55m and costs $35 - $65.

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It takes approximately 5h 55m to get from Forster to Sydney, including transfers.

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Forster to Sydney bus services, operated by Busways Great Lakes, depart from Forster Coach Stop, Little St station.

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The best way to get from Forster to Sydney is to bus which takes 5h 56m and costs $55 - $90. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $60 and takes 7h 24m, you could also fly, which costs $130 - $190 and takes 3h 16m.

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The quickest flight from Port Macquarie Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Forster to Sydney bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Sydney station.

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Map of how to get from Forster to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 223.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 55m

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

You can take a bus from Forster to Sydney via Bulahdelah in around 5h 56m. Alternatively, NSW TrainLink operates a train from Taree Station to Central Station 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 5h 49m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Port Macquarie to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Port Macquarie to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Taree to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $160
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 Broadmeadow Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Opal card
$9 - $12
Opal single trip ticket
$11 - $15
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Broadmeadow Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Train from Taree Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Bus operators
Busways Great Lakes
Phone
1300 69 2929
Email
infoline@busways.com.au
Website
busways.com.au
Bus from Forster Coach Stop, Little St to Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
busways.com.au
Bus from Forster Coach Stop, Little St to Bulahdelah Coach Stop, Booloombayt St
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
busways.com.au
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 Bulahdelah to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$45 - $55
Premium
$45 - $70
Advantage
$50 - $60
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Bulahdelah to Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
Premier Motor Service
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Forster Coach Stop, Little St to Port Macquarie Coach Stop, Gordon St
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
NSW TrainLink Train

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Yes, the driving distance between Forster to Sydney is 305 km. It takes approximately 3h 24m to drive from Forster to Sydney.

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Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Port Macquarie Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 1900+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Forster to Taree Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs $4 - $7.

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