There are 5 ways to get from Gladstone to Sydney by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  3 h 53 min

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

$169 - $342

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Bus  •  28 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Gladstone to Brisbane Gx410 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Sydney

$153 - $231

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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

$155 - $229

Train, bus  •  25 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Gladstone to Brisbane Roma Street Tilt Train / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Sydney

$165 - $229

Drive  •  17 h

  1. Drive from Gladstone to Sydney 896.2 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Gladstone to Sydney is to drive which costs $170 - $260 and takes 17 h.

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The quickest way to get from Gladstone to Sydney is to fly which costs $230 - $470 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gladstone to Sydney. However, there are services departing from Gladstone and arriving at Sydney via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 30 min.

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

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

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The best way to get from Gladstone to Sydney without a car is to train which takes 21 h 39 min and costs $210 - $320.

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

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Gladstone to Sydney bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Gladstone station.

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Gladstone to Sydney train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, depart from Gladstone station.

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The best way to get from Gladstone to Sydney is to fly which takes 3 h 53 min and costs $230 - $470. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $210 - $320 and takes 21 h 39 min, you could also bus, which costs $210 - $320 and takes 28 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Gladstone to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 696.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

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, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 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 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Gladstone to Sydney via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
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 - $90
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
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.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 and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Gladstone to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $95

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There is no direct flight from Gladstone Airport to Sydney Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Gladstone to Sydney bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Sydney station.

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Gladstone to Sydney train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Central Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gladstone to Sydney is 1434 km. It takes approximately 17 h to drive from Gladstone to Sydney.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Gladstone Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 1962+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Gladstone to Gladstone Airport is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs $23 - $28.

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