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

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Fly  •  4 h 10 min

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

$65 - $305

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Bus  •  23 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Albury station Fe21
  2. Take the bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St Adelaide - Sydney Via Albury

$100 - $132

Train  •  24 h 45 min

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

$280 - $700

Drive  •  14 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Adelaide 845.9 miles

$120 - $180

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Adelaide. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at 85 Franklin St via Albury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 15 min.

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

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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 23 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Sydney to Adelaide, including transfers.

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Sydney to Adelaide bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Sydney 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 4 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 23 h 15 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 24 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Adelaide Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Adelaide.
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  • Distance: 726.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

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

Virgin Australia, Jetstar and two other airlines fly from Sydney to Adelaide hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Adelaide via Albury station and Albury in around 23 h 15 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Avalon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Avalon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
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
24 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$280 - $700
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$285
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$480 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Albury station
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Adelaide is 30 min behind Sydney. It is currently 4:39 AM in Sydney and 4:09 AM 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 14 h 50 min 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 384+ hotels available in Adelaide. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 23 min and costs .

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