There are 3 ways to get from Parkes to Sydney by plane, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  1 h 19 min

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

$116 - $229

Cheapest option

Train  •  6 h 55 min

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

$40 - $60

1 alternative option

Drive  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Parkes to Sydney 222.2 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Parkes to Sydney is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Parkes to Sydney is to fly which costs $160 - $320 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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The distance between Parkes and Sydney is 292 km. The road distance is 355.5 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to get from Parkes to Sydney, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Parkes to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 182.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 19 min

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

Regional Express flies from Parkes to Sydney twice daily. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Parkes to Sydney once a week. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 6 h 55 min.

Regional Express
Flights from Parkes to Sydney
Ave. Duration
58 min
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $200
Train operators
Transport NSW
131 500
Train from Parkes Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85

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