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There are 3 ways to get from Katoomba to Sydney CBD by bus, train or car

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  1. Take the bus from Katoomba to Sydney

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  1. Take the train from Katoomba Station to Central Station

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  1. Drive from Katoomba to Sydney CBD
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The cheapest way to get from Katoomba to Sydney CBD is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 1h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Katoomba to Sydney CBD is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 1h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Katoomba to Sydney CBD station. However, there are services departing from Katoomba and arriving at Martin Place Station, Elizabeth St, Stand C via Pitt St at Barlow St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h.

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No, there is no direct train from Katoomba station to Sydney CBD station. However, there are services departing from Katoomba Station and arriving at Wynyard Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 6m.

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The distance between Katoomba and Sydney CBD is 84 km. The road distance is 102.3 km.

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The best way to get from Katoomba to Sydney CBD without a car is to bus which takes 2h and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h to get from Katoomba to Sydney CBD, including transfers.

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Katoomba to Sydney CBD bus services, operated by Australia Wide Coaches, depart from Katoomba station.

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Katoomba to Sydney CBD train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Katoomba Station.

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The best way to get from Katoomba to Sydney CBD is to bus which takes 2h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $9 - $28 and takes 2h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Katoomba to Sydney CBD.
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  • Distance: 84.4 km
  • Duration: 2h

What companies run services between Katoomba, NSW, Australia and Sydney CBD, NSW, Australia?

Australia Wide Coaches operates a bus from Katoomba to Sydney once daily, and the journey takes 1h 50m. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Katoomba Station to Central Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $10 and the journey takes 2h 1m. Intercity Train 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).

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Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Katoomba Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$7 - $10
Opal single trip ticket
$9 - $12
Intercity Train
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Katoomba Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus operators
Australia Wide Coaches
Phone
02 9516 1300
Email
info@austwidecoaches.com.au
Website
austwidecoaches.com.au
Bus from Katoomba to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
austwidecoaches.com.au

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Katoomba to Sydney CBD bus services, operated by Australia Wide Coaches, arrive at Sydney station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Katoomba to Sydney CBD is 102 km. It takes approximately 1h 24m to drive from Katoomba to Sydney CBD.

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