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There are 10 ways to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Karumba by plane, car, train or bus

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Fly to Normanton

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Normanton (NTN)

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Fly to Kowanyama, drive

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Kowanyama (KWM)
  2. Drive from Kowanyama to Karumba

Fly to Cloncurry, drive

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Cloncurry (CNJ)
  2. Drive from Cloncurry to Karumba

Fly to Mount Isa, drive

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Mount Isa (ISA)
  2. Drive from Mount Isa to Karumba

Fly to Emerald, drive

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Emerald (EDR)
  2. Drive from Emerald to Karumba

Fly to Aurukun, drive

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Aurukun (AUU)
  2. Drive from Aurukun to Karumba

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cairns Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba

Bus via Brisbane

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Cairns Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Cairns Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba

Drive

  1. Drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Karumba

Sydney Airport (SYD) to Karumba by train and bus

The journey time between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Karumba is around 2 days 5h and covers a distance of around 3440 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h. Operated by Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink, Queensland Rail Travel and others, the Sydney Airport (SYD) to Karumba service departs from International Airport Station and arrives in Karumba. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

3 Weekly Services
2 days 5h Average Duration
$413 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Karumba is to bus which costs $370 - $550 and takes 2 days 14h.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Karumba is to fly which costs $410 - $1,100 and takes 8h 26m.

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The distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Karumba is 2098 km. The road distance is 2675 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Karumba without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 5h and costs $410 - $750.

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It takes approximately 8h 26m to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Karumba, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Karumba is to fly which takes 8h 26m and costs $410 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus via Brisbane, which costs $430 - $750 and takes 2 days 13h.

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There is no direct flight from Sydney Airport to Normanton Airport. The quickest flight takes 12h 10m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) to Karumba is 2675 km. It takes approximately 30h 4m to drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Karumba.

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Virgin Australia, Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Normanton Airport.

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Map of how to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Karumba.
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  • Distance: 2098 km
  • Duration: 8h 26m

What companies run services between Sydney Airport (SYD), Australia and Karumba, QLD, Australia?

Virgin Australia, Regional Express and two other airlines fly from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Karumba 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Karumba via Central Station, Sydney, Brisbane, King George Square, 1E, Roma Street busway, platform 1, Brisbane, and Cairns Central Station in around 2 days 13h.

Airlines
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Kowanyama via Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Kowanyama via Cairns, Emerald
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,500
Flights from Sydney to Kowanyama via Canberra, Cairns
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Flights from Sydney to Kowanyama via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Sydney to Kowanyama via Perth, Cairns
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,200
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Cairns
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Cairns, Kowanyama
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Melbourne, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Sydney to Aurukun via Cairns, Iron Range
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Sydney to Aurukun via Cairns
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Aurukun via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Flights from Sydney to Aurukun via Perth, Cairns
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,200
Flights from Sydney to Aurukun via Melbourne, Cairns
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Sydney to Kowanyama via Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Kowanyama via Canberra, Cairns
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Flights from Sydney to Kowanyama via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Sydney to Kowanyama via Perth, Cairns
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,200
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Cairns
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Cairns, Kowanyama
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Melbourne, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Sydney to Aurukun via Cairns, Iron Range
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Sydney to Aurukun via Cairns
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Aurukun via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Flights from Sydney to Aurukun via Perth, Cairns
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,200
Flights from Sydney to Aurukun via Melbourne, Cairns
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Cloncurry via Townsville
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,500
Flights from Sydney to Cloncurry via Brisbane, Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Flights from Sydney to Cloncurry via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,600
Flights from Sydney to Cloncurry via Townsville, Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,600
Flights from Sydney to Cloncurry via Cairns, Townsville
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Sydney to Mount Isa via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Sydney to Mount Isa via Port Macquarie, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Sydney to Mount Isa via Townsville
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Sydney to Mount Isa via Coffs Harbour, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Sydney to Mount Isa via Wagga Wagga, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Sydney to Mount Isa via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Sydney to Mount Isa via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Hinterland Aviation
Website
hinterlandaviation.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Kowanyama via Cairns, Emerald
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Cairns
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,500
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Canberra, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,600
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Normanton via Cairns
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from Sydney to Normanton via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Flights from Sydney to Normanton via Canberra, Cairns
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Alliance Airlines
Website
allianceairlines.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Cloncurry via Townsville
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Sydney to Cloncurry via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Mount Isa via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,000
Flights from Sydney to Mount Isa via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,000
Train operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
13 22 32
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$95 - $140
First Class
$130 - $200
Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Trans North Bus & Coach
Phone
+61 7 3036 2070
Website
transnorthbus.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Book at
tnbc.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, 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 Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$140 - $210
Advantage
$170 - $250
Premium
$180 - $270
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
29h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service

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