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There are 5 ways to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Parkes by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Parkes  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Parkes (PKE) SYD - PKE

$153 - $318

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Train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Parkes Station 445

$51 - $71

3 alternative options

Fly to Orange, train  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Orange (OAG) SYD - OAG
  2. Take the train from Orange Station to Parkes Station

$170 - $307

Fly to Dubbo, bus  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Dubbo (DBO) SYD - DBO
  2. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Parkes Station, Coach Bay

$143 - $272

Drive  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Parkes 223.5 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Parkes is to drive which costs $45 - $65 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Parkes is to fly which costs $210 - $450 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sydney Airport (SYD) station to Parkes station. However, there are services departing from International Airport Station and arriving at Parkes Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 42 min.

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The distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Parkes is 291 km. The road distance is 357.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Parkes without a car is to train which takes 7 h 42 min and costs $70 - $110.

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It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Parkes, including transfers.

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Sydney Airport (SYD) to Parkes train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Parkes is to fly which takes 1 h 12 min and costs $210 - $450. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $110 and takes 7 h 42 min.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Parkes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Sydney Airport (SYD) to Parkes train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Parkes Station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Parkes.
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  • Distance: 181.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 12 min

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

Regional Express flies from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Parkes twice daily. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Parkes once a week. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Parkes
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Sydney to Orange
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Flights from Sydney to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Orange Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$11 - $17
1st Class
$15 - $23
Train from Central Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Parkes Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) to Parkes is 358 km. It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Parkes.

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Regional Express offers flights from Sydney Airport to Parkes Airport.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Parkes. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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