There are 4 ways to get from Parkes to Sydney by plane, train or car

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Fly  •  1h 15m

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

$138 - $272

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Train  •  6h 55m

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

$45 - $85

2 alternative options

Train via Lithgow  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the train from Parkes Station to Lithgow Station 446
  2. Take the train from Lithgow Station to Central Station Bmt

$59 - $107

Drive  •  4h 37m

  1. Drive from Parkes to Sydney 355.7 km

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Parkes to Sydney is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 4h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Parkes to Sydney is to fly which costs $130 - $280 and takes 1h 15m.

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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 355.7 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 $45 - $85.

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It takes approximately 1h 15m to get from Parkes to Sydney, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Parkes to Sydney is to fly which takes 1h 15m and costs $130 - $280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $85 and takes 6h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Parkes Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Parkes to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 292.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 15m

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 Station to Central Station twice a week. Tickets cost $45 - $85 and the journey takes 6h 55m.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Parkes to Sydney
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
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 Parkes Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$45 - $60
First Class
$65 - $85
Train from Parkes Station to Lithgow Station
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$30 - $45
First Class
$45 - $65
Train from Lithgow Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45

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Yes, the driving distance between Parkes to Sydney is 356 km. It takes approximately 4h 37m 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 2747+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Parkes to Parkes Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs $20 - $24.

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