There are 6 ways to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rutherford by train, car, plane, shuttle or towncar

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Train via Hamilton Station  •  4 h 12 min

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

$29 - $39

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Shuttle  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Sydney Airport to Rutherford

$11 - $85

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Maitland Station 31 / ...

$31 - $41

Drive  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rutherford 111.8 miles

$15 - $23

Fly, train  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Newcastle (NTL) SYD - NTL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Telarah Station

$88 - $187

Towncar  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take a town car from Sydney Airport to Rutherford 111.8 miles

$300 - $410

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Sydney Airport (SYD) station to Rutherford station. However, there are services departing from International Airport Station and arriving at Telarah Station via Central Station and Hamilton Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 12 min.

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The distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Rutherford is 140 km. The road distance is 179 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rutherford without a car is to train which takes 4 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rutherford, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rutherford is 179 km. It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rutherford.

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FlyPelican and Regional Express offer flights from Sydney Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 225+ hotels available in Rutherford. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rutherford.
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  • Distance: 87.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

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

Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rutherford hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 2 h 31 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $240
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Newcastle via Taree
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
Train from Central Station to Maitland Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$17 - $26
1st Class
$24 - $35
Train from Newcastle Interchange to Telarah Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$3 - $5
1st Class
$4 - $6
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Sydney Airport to Rutherford
Estimated price
$11 - $85
Towncar from Sydney Airport to Rutherford
Estimated price
$300 - $410

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