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

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Fly  •  6h 6m

  1. Fly from Perth (PER) to Sydney (SYD) PER - SYD

$203 - $1,225

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Train, bus  •  2 days 20h

  1. Take the train from Perth to Adelaide Parklands
  2. Take the bus from 85 Franklin St to Albury
  3. Take the bus from Albury Railway Station to Liverpool

$764 - $1,604

Train via Blackheath  •  2 days 23h

  1. Take the train from Perth to Mount Victoria Indian Pacific
  2. Take the train from Mount Victoria Station to Strathfield Station Bmt

$939 - $2,212

Train  •  3 days 3h

  1. Take the train from Perth to Sydney Indian Pacific

$900 - $2,300

Drive  •  42h 50m

  1. Drive from Perth to Sydney 3935.1 km

$500 - $800

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The cheapest way to get from Perth to Sydney is to fly which costs $200 - $1,300 and takes 6h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Perth to Sydney is to fly which costs $200 - $1,300 and takes 6h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Perth and arriving at Sydney. Services depart twice a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 days 3h.

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The distance between Perth and Sydney is 3290 km. The road distance is 3935.1 km.

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The best way to get from Perth to Sydney without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 20h and costs $750 - $1,600.

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It takes approximately 6h 6m to get from Perth to Sydney, including transfers.

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Perth to Sydney train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, depart from Perth station.

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The best way to get from Perth to Sydney is to fly which takes 6h 6m and costs $200 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can train via Blackheath, which costs $900 - $2,300 and takes 2 days 23h.

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The quickest flight from Perth Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 5m.

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Sydney is 2h ahead of Perth. It is currently 3:15 AM in Perth and 5:15 AM in Sydney.

Map of how to get from Perth to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 3290.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 6m

What companies run services between Perth, WA, Australia and Sydney, NSW, Australia?

Qantas, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Perth to Sydney hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Perth to Sydney via Mount Victoria Station and Strathfield Station in around 2 days 23h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Perth to Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Perth to Sydney via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Perth to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Perth to Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Perth to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Perth to Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Perth to Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Perth to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
43h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$598
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,000 - $1,400
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,000 - $1,400
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,200 - $1,700
Train from Perth to Mount Victoria
Ave. Duration
2 days 20h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$900 - $2,200
Book at
Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$917
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,500 - $2,100
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,600 - $2,200
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,900 - $2,600
Train from Perth to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 days 3h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$900 - $2,300
Book at
Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$943
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,600 - $2,100
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,700 - $2,300
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$2,000 - $2,700
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 Mount Victoria Station to Strathfield Station
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$20 - $27
First Class
$28 - $40
Bus operators
V-Line

V/Line provides passenger rail and coach services to regional destinations across Victoria, Australia. Services go to/from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on coach travel and long-distance train services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have tray tables and larger reclining seats with more leg room.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from 85 Franklin St to Albury
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$100 - $140
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Albury Railway Station to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59 - $64
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Perth to Sydney train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Strathfield Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Perth to Sydney is 3935 km. It takes approximately 42h 50m to drive from Perth to Sydney.

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Jetstar, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Perth 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 Perth to Perth Airport is to line 40 bus which takes 30 min and costs $5 - $7.

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