There are 5 ways to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Lake Macquarie by train, bus, car, shuttle or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Morisset Station Central Coast and Newcastle Line

$25 - $32

Cheapest option

Shuttle  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Sydney Airport to Lake Macquarie

$11 - $85

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Station, Chalmers St to Morisset Station, Stand A 56Cn / ...

$23 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Lake Macquarie 87.3 miles

$12 - $18

Towncar  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take a town car from Sydney Airport to Lake Macquarie 87.3 miles

$250 - $340

Questions & Answers

The distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Lake Macquarie is 105 km. The road distance is 139.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Lake Macquarie without a car is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Lake Macquarie, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Lake Macquarie is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 57 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) to Lake Macquarie is 140 km. It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Lake Macquarie.

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There are 249+ hotels available in Lake Macquarie. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Lake Macquarie.
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  • Distance: 65.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

What companies run services between Sydney Airport (SYD), Australia and Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia?

Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Lake Macquarie hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $17 and the journey takes 1 h 53 min. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a bus from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Lake Macquarie every 3 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 26 min.

Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Morisset Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$11 - $17
1st Class
$15 - $23
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Central Station, Chalmers St to Morisset Station, Stand A
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Sydney Airport to Lake Macquarie
Estimated price
$11 - $85
Towncar from Sydney Airport to Lake Macquarie
Estimated price
$250 - $340

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