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

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Fly  •  6 h

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

$126 - $357

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  44 h 15 min

  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 station to Sydney

$523 - $1,125

Train  •  47 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Sydney Indian Pacific

$650 - $1,600

Drive  •  43 h

  1. Drive from Perth to Sydney 2447.5 miles

$340 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Perth to Sydney is to fly which costs $170 - $500 and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Perth to Sydney is to fly which costs $170 - $500 and takes 6 h.

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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 47 h 30 min.

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The distance between Perth and Sydney is 3290 km. The road distance is 3916.1 km.

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The best way to get from Perth to Sydney without a car is to train and bus which takes 44 h 15 min and costs $700 - $1,600.

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It takes approximately 6 h 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 6 h and costs $170 - $500. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $900 - $2,300 and takes 47 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Perth Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 10 min.

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Sydney is 3 h ahead of Perth. It is currently 11:04 AM in Perth and 2:04 PM in Sydney.

Map of how to get from Perth to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 2056.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

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, Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific operates a train from Perth to Sydney twice a week. Tickets cost $650 - $1,600 and the journey takes 47 h 30 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Perth to Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Perth to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Perth to Sydney via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Perth to Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Perth to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Perth to Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Perth to Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
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
19 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$425
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$700 - $950
Low Gold Single Cabin
$750 - $1,000
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$900 - $1,200
Train from Perth to Sydney
Ave. Duration
47 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$650 - $1,600
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$670
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,100 - $1,500
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,200 - $1,600
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,400 - $1,900
Bus operators
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. 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 long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from 85 Franklin St to Albury
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Albury station to Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Perth to Sydney is 3916 km. It takes approximately 43 h 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 2145+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Perth to Perth Airport is to line 40 bus which takes 35 min and costs $5 - $7.

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