There are 4 ways to get from Gladstone to Sydney by plane, train, bus 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

Fly  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Gladstone (GLT) to Sydney (SYD) GLT - SYD

$170 - $343

Cheapest option

Train  •  21 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Gladstone to Brisbane Roma Street Tilt Train / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32

$162 - $233

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  29 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Gladstone to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
  3. Take the bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Muswellbrook Station, Coach Stop 356
  4. Take the train from Muswellbrook Station to Hornsby Station 224

$175 - $269

Drive  •  17 h

  1. Drive from Gladstone to Sydney 896.2 miles

$120 - $190

What companies run services between Gladstone, QLD, Australia and Sydney, NSW, Australia?

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Gladstone to Sydney hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gladstone to Sydney via Brisbane Roma Street and Brisbane in around 21 h 39 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gladstone to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Gladstone to Sydney via Brisbane, Canberra
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Gladstone to Sydney via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gladstone to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Gladstone to Sydney via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Gladstone to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Muswellbrook Station to Hornsby Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$24 - $40
1st Class
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Gladstone to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Muswellbrook Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Gladstone and Sydney is 1114 km. The road distance is 1434 km.

The cheapest way to get from Gladstone to Sydney is to drive which costs $170 - $250 and takes 17 h.

The quickest way to get from Gladstone to Sydney is to fly which takes 3 h 53 min and costs $220 - $460.

No, there is no direct train from Gladstone to Sydney. However, there are services departing from Gladstone and arriving at Central Station via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 39 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from Gladstone to Sydney, including transfers.