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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  •  6h 4m

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

$203 - $445

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 days 18h

  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 to Sydney

$757 - $1,674

Train  •  3 days 2h

  1. Take the train from Perth to Central Station Indian Pacific

$900 - $2,300

Drive  •  40h 54m

  1. Drive from Perth to Sydney 3935 km

$440 - $650

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The most affordable way to get from Perth to Sydney is to fly, which costs $200 - $450 and takes 6h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Perth to Sydney is to fly which costs $200 - $450 and takes 6h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Perth and arriving at Central Station station. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 days 2h.

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The distance between Perth and Sydney is 3290 km. The road distance is 3935 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 18h and costs $750 - $1,700.

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It takes approximately 6h 4m 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 4m and costs $200 - $450. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $900 - $2,300 and takes 3 days 2h.

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

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Sydney is 2h ahead of Perth. It is currently 10:18 PM in Perth and 12:18 AM in Sydney.

Map of how to get from Perth to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 3290.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 4m

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

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly from Perth to Sydney hourly. Alternatively, Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific operates a train from Perth to Central Station once a week. Tickets cost $900 - $2,300 and the journey takes 3 days 2h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Perth to Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Perth to Sydney via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Perth to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Perth to Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Perth to Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $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
42h 50m
Frequency
Once 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 Central Station
Ave. Duration
3 days 2h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$900 - $2,300
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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
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
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long-distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Albury to Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$85 - $110
Premium
$100 - $140
Advantage
$110 - $130
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Albury station to Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$59 - $65
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Perth to Sydney is 3935 km. It takes approximately 40h 54m to drive from Perth to Sydney.

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Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Perth 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 Perth to Perth Airport is to line 40 bus which takes 31 min and costs $4 - $7.

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