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There are 4 ways to get from Sydney to Adelaide by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3h 56m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Adelaide (ADL) SYD - ADL

$65 - $305

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Bus  •  21h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Central Station to Albury Gx232 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St Sydney - Adelaide Via Albury

$104 - $163

Train  •  24h 45m

  1. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands Indian Pacific

$280 - $650

Drive  •  14h 50m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Adelaide 845.9 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Adelaide is to fly which costs $90 - $430 and takes 3h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Adelaide is to fly which costs $90 - $430 and takes 3h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney station to Adelaide. However, there are services departing from Central Station and arriving at 85 Franklin St via Albury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sydney and arriving at Adelaide Parklands. Services depart once a week, and operate Wednesday. The journey takes approximately 24h 45m.

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The distance between Sydney and Adelaide is 1162 km. The road distance is 1353.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Adelaide without a car is to bus which takes 21h 5m and costs $140 - $230.

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It takes approximately 3h 56m to get from Sydney to Adelaide, including transfers.

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Sydney to Adelaide bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Central Station.

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Sydney to Adelaide train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, depart from Sydney station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Adelaide is to fly which takes 3h 56m and costs $90 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $230 and takes 21h 5m, you could also train, which costs $390 - $950 and takes 24h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Adelaide.
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  • Distance: 726.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 56m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Adelaide, SA, Australia?

Qantas, Jetstar and two other airlines fly from Sydney to Adelaide hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Adelaide via Albury in around 21h 5m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
24h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$280 - $650
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$284
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$480 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $650
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Bus operators
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 and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Central Station to Albury
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$40 - $65
Flexifare
$55 - $80
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Adelaide Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Sydney to Adelaide bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at 85 Franklin St station.

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Adelaide is 30m behind Sydney. It is currently 1:58 PM in Sydney and 1:28 PM in Adelaide.

Sydney to Adelaide train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, arrive at Adelaide Parklands station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Adelaide is 1353 km. It takes approximately 14h 50m to drive from Sydney to Adelaide.

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Tigerair Australia, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Adelaide Airport.

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There are 430+ hotels available in Adelaide. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs $17.

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