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There are 4 ways to get from Hornsby to Sydney by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  41 min

  1. Take the bus from Hornsby Station, Stand C to Wynyard Station, York St, Stand K N90 / ...

$3 - $27

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Train  •  42 min

  1. Take the train from Hornsby Station to Wynyard Station T9 / ...

$2 - $6

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Taxi  •  25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Hornsby to Sydney 26.6 km

$110 - $140

Drive  •  25 min

  1. Drive from Hornsby to Sydney 26.6 km

$3 - $5

Hornsby to Sydney by bus

The bus journey time between Hornsby and Sydney is around 42 min and covers a distance of around 24 km. The fastest bus normally takes 41 min. Operated by State Transit, Premier Motor Service and NSW TrainLink, the Hornsby to Sydney bus service departs from Hornsby Station, Stand C and arrives in Wynyard Station, York St, Stand K. Typically 43 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Hornsby to Sydney bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Hornsby to Sydney is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hornsby to Sydney is to taxi which costs $110 - $140 and takes 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hornsby Station, Stand C station and arriving at Wynyard Station, York St, Stand K station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hornsby Station station and arriving at Wynyard Station station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 42 min.

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The distance between Hornsby and Sydney is 21 km. The road distance is 26.6 km.

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The best way to get from Hornsby to Sydney without a car is to bus which takes 41 min and costs $3 - $27.

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The bus from Hornsby Station, Stand C to Wynyard Station, York St, Stand K takes 41 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Hornsby to Sydney bus services, operated by State Transit, depart from Hornsby Station, Stand C.

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Hornsby to Sydney train services, operated by Sydney Trains, depart from Hornsby Station.

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The best way to get from Hornsby to Sydney is to bus which takes 41 min and costs $3 - $27. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $2 - $6 and takes 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Hornsby to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 20.6 km
  • Duration: 41 min

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

State Transit operates a bus from Hornsby Station, Stand C to Wynyard Station, York St, Stand K 5 times a day. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 41 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Sydney Trains operates a train from Hornsby Station to Wynyard Station every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 42 min. Transport NSW also services this route 4 times a day.

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 Hornsby Station to Wynyard Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$4 - $6
Opal single trip ticket
$5 - $8
Bus operators
State Transit
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Hornsby Station, Stand C to Wynyard Station, York St, Stand K
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
State Transit
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Hornsby to Sydney
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
Premier Motor Service
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Hornsby Station, Stand A to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Other operators
Taxi from Hornsby to Sydney
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
WAV CABS
Phone
+61481 700 500
Website
wavmaxicabs.com.au
St George Cabs
Phone
312166
Website
stgeorgecabs.com.au
Silver Service
Phone
+61 9088 0445
RSL Cabs
Phone
+61 2  9581 1111
Website
rslcabs.com.au
Premier Cabs
Phone
13 10 17
Website
premiercabs.com.au
Legion Cabs
Phone
131451
Website
legioncabs.com.au
GM Cabs
Phone
131001
Website
gmcabs.com.au
13MaxiCabs
Phone
+61412093850
Website
13maxicabs.com
Manly Warringah Cabs
Phone
131668
Website
manlycabs.com.au
Windsor Taxicab Services
Phone
+61488 048 208

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Hornsby to Sydney bus services, operated by State Transit, arrive at Wynyard Station, York St, Stand K.

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Hornsby to Sydney train services, operated by Sydney Trains, arrive at Wynyard Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hornsby to Sydney is 27 km. It takes approximately 25 min to drive from Hornsby to Sydney.

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