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

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Fly from Parkes  •  1h 20m

  1. Fly from Parkes (PKE) to Sydney (SYD) PKE - SYD

$128 - $222

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Train  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Parkes Station to Central Station 446

$35 - $50

3 alternative options

Train to Orange, fly  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the train from Parkes Station to Orange Station
  2. Fly from Orange (OAG) to Sydney (SYD) OAG - SYD

$188 - $684

Bus  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Parkes Station, Coach Stop to Orange Station, Coach Bay 1 572 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Orange to Sydney

$71 - $76

Drive  •  4h 35m

  1. Drive from Parkes to Sydney 354.4 km

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Parkes to Sydney is to train which costs $35 - $50 and takes 6h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Parkes to Sydney is to fly which costs $120 - $230 and takes 1h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Parkes station to Sydney. However, there are services departing from Parkes Station, Coach Stop and arriving at Sydney via Orange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Parkes Station station and arriving at Central Station station. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday. The journey takes approximately 6h 55m.

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The distance between Parkes and Sydney is 292 km. The road distance is 354.4 km.

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The best way to get from Parkes to Sydney without a car is to train which takes 6h 55m and costs $35 - $50.

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It takes approximately 1h 20m to get from Parkes to Sydney, including transfers.

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Parkes to Sydney bus services, operated by NSW TrainLink, depart from Parkes Station, Coach Stop.

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Parkes to Sydney train services, operated by NSW TrainLink, depart from Parkes Station.

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The best way to get from Parkes to Sydney is to fly which takes 1h 20m and costs $120 - $230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $50 and takes 6h 55m, you could also bus, which costs $71 - $76 and takes 7h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Parkes to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 292.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 20m

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

Regional Express flies from Parkes to Sydney once daily. Alternatively, NSW TrainLink operates a train from Parkes Station to Central Station twice a week. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 6h 55m.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Parkes to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $180
Flights from Orange to Sydney
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Orange to Sydney
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Train operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Parkes Station to Orange Station
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Train from Parkes Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Bus operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Parkes Station, Coach Stop to Orange Station, Coach Bay 1
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Australia Wide Coaches
Phone
02 9516 1300
Email
info@austwidecoaches.com.au
Website
austwidecoaches.com.au
Bus from Orange to Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$57
Schedules at
austwidecoaches.com.au

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The quickest flight from Parkes Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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Parkes to Sydney train services, operated by NSW TrainLink, arrive at Central Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Parkes to Sydney is 354 km. It takes approximately 4h 35m to drive from Parkes to Sydney.

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Regional Express offers flights from Parkes 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 Parkes to Parkes Airport is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs $20 - $24.

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