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

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Train via Hamilton Station  •  4h 9m

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

$28 - $38

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Bus  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Central Station, Chalmers St to Maitland Station, Station St 8Hu

$25 - $33

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Train  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Maitland Station 33 / ...

$29 - $40

Drive  •  2h 9m

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

$15 - $23

Fly, train  •  3h 4m

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

$88 - $187

Towncar  •  2h 9m

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

$300 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rutherford is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 2h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rutherford is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 2h 9m.

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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 4h 9m.

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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 4h 9m and costs $40 - $55.

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It takes approximately 4h 9m 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 best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rutherford is to train which takes 4h 9m and costs $40 - $55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $50 and takes 4h 12m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rutherford.
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  • Distance: 87.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 9m

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 2h 31m. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a bus from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rutherford twice a week. Tickets cost $13 - $19 and the journey takes 2h 38m.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $30
Train from Central Station to Maitland Station
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$17 - $26
1st Class
$24 - $35
Train from Newcastle Interchange to Telarah Station
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$3 - $5
1st Class
$4 - $6
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Central Station, Chalmers St to Maitland Station, Station St
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Sydney Airport to Rutherford
Estimated price
$300 - $410

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

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Regional Express offers flights from Sydney Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 248+ hotels available in Rutherford. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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