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There are 7 ways to get from Rainbow Beach to Sydney by bus, plane, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus to Hervey Bay, fly  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainbow Beach to Hervey Bay
  2. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Sydney (SYD) HVB - SYD

$155 - $354

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Bus to Maroochydore, fly  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Rainbow Beach to Noosa Junction
  2. Fly from Maroochydore (MCY) to Sydney (SYD) MCY - SYD

$87 - $334

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  20 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainbow Beach to Brisbane Gx411 / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32

$112 - $190

Bus, train via Cooroy  •  20 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainbow Beach to Cooroy
  2. Take the train from Cooroy to Brisbane Roma Street
  3. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32

$115 - $178

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  21 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainbow Beach to Brisbane Gx411 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney Gx423 / ...

$97 - $200

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  23 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainbow Beach to Aspley Gympie Road
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Chatswood

$132 - $177

Drive  •  13 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Rainbow Beach to Sydney 723.6 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Rainbow Beach to Sydney is to drive which costs $140 - $210 and takes 13 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rainbow Beach to Sydney is to bus and fly which costs $210 - $500 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rainbow Beach to Sydney. However, there are services departing from Rainbow Beach and arriving at Sydney via Brisbane Roma Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 55 min.

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The distance between Rainbow Beach and Sydney is 904 km. The road distance is 1157.8 km.

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The best way to get from Rainbow Beach to Sydney without a car is to bus and train which takes 20 h 32 min and costs $150 - $270.

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Rainbow Beach to Sydney, including transfers.

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Rainbow Beach to Sydney bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Rainbow Beach station.

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The quickest flight from Hervey Bay Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Rainbow Beach to Sydney bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Sydney station.

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Sydney is 1 h ahead of Rainbow Beach. It is currently 1:36 PM in Rainbow Beach and 2:36 PM in Sydney.

Map of how to get from Rainbow Beach to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 564.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

What companies run services between Rainbow Beach, QLD, Australia and Sydney, NSW, Australia?

You can take a bus from Rainbow Beach to Sydney via Brisbane Roma Street in around 21 h 55 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Maroochydore to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Maroochydore to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Maroochydore to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $600
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cooroy to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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Queensland Rail Travel
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Cooroy, platform 1 to Roma Street, platform 8
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Noosa Heads Junction
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Cooroy
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Aspley Gympie Road
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Chatswood
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
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 and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Hervey Bay - Transit Center
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$17 - $25
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Noosa Junction
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$11 - $16
Flexifare
$18 - $26
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $65
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$95 - $140

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Yes, the driving distance between Rainbow Beach to Sydney is 1158 km. It takes approximately 13 h 14 min to drive from Rainbow Beach to Sydney.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Hervey Bay Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 2086+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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