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

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Fly  •  2h 47m

  1. Fly from Port Macquarie (PQQ) to Sydney (SYD) PQQ - SYD

$152 - $332

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Train  •  8h 22m

  1. Take the train from Wauchope Station to Central Station 36 / ...

$35 - $50

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Port Macquarie to Sydney GX422 / ...

$40 - $110

Bus, train  •  9h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Port Macquarie Coach Stop, Gordon St to Victoria St At Florence St 122
  2. Take the bus from Taree Station, Coach Bay to Newcastle Interchange, Stand C 150 / ...
  3. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station Ccn

$47 - $73

Drive  •  4h 11m

  1. Drive from Port Macquarie to Sydney 385 km

$40 - $65

Port Macquarie to Sydney by bus

The bus journey time between Port Macquarie and Sydney is around 6h 20m and covers a distance of around 408 km. The fastest bus normally takes 6h 5m. Services are operated by Greyhound Australia and Premier Motor Service. Typically 16 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Port Macquarie to Sydney bus schedules

Port Macquarie → Sydney
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The cheapest way to get from Port Macquarie to Sydney is to train which costs $35 - $50 and takes 8h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Port Macquarie to Sydney is to fly which costs $150 - $340 and takes 2h 47m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Port Macquarie and arriving at Sydney. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 5m.

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The distance between Port Macquarie and Sydney is 314 km. The road distance is 385 km.

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The best way to get from Port Macquarie to Sydney without a car is to bus which takes 6h 5m and costs $40 - $110.

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It takes approximately 2h 47m to get from Port Macquarie to Sydney, including transfers.

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Port Macquarie to Sydney bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Port Macquarie station.

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The best way to get from Port Macquarie to Sydney is to fly which takes 2h 47m and costs $150 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $110 and takes 6h 5m, you could also train, which costs $35 - $50 and takes 8h 22m.

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The quickest flight from Port Macquarie Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Port Macquarie to Sydney bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Sydney station.

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Map of how to get from Port Macquarie to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 314.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 47m

What companies run services between Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia and Sydney, NSW, Australia?

Qantas and Regional Express fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Port Macquarie to Sydney once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $110 and the journey takes 6h 5m. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Port Macquarie to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Port Macquarie to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Wauchope Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
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 Newcastle Interchange to Central Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$9 - $12
Opal single trip ticket
$11 - $15
Bus operators
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 Port Macquarie to Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$60 - $90
Advantage
$70 - $110
Premium
$75 - $110
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Port Macquarie to Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
Premier Motor Service
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Port Macquarie Coach Stop, Gordon St to Victoria St At Florence St
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Busways Great Lakes
Phone
1300 69 2929
Email
infoline@busways.com.au
Website
busways.com.au
Bus from Taree Station, Coach Bay to Newcastle Interchange, Stand C
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
busways.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Port Macquarie to Sydney is 385 km. It takes approximately 4h 11m to drive from Port Macquarie to Sydney.

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Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Port Macquarie 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 Port Macquarie to Port Macquarie Airport is to line 341 bus which takes 29 min and costs $3 - $5.

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