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There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to Armidale by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Armidale  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Armidale (ARM) SYD - ARM

$126 - $310

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Train  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Armidale Station 223

$54 - $79

3 alternative options

Fly to Tamworth, bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Tamworth (TMW) SYD - TMW
  2. Take the bus from Tamworth to Armidale

$133 - $348

Bus  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Urunga Gx244 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Urunga to Armidale

$77 - $130

Drive  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Armidale 321.2 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Armidale is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 6 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Armidale is to fly which costs $170 - $440 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Armidale. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Armidale via Urunga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 15 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Armidale is 376 km. The road distance is 513.9 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Armidale without a car is to train which takes 9 h 9 min and costs $75 - $120.

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It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to get from Sydney to Armidale, including transfers.

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Sydney to Armidale bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Sydney station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Armidale is to fly which takes 2 h 44 min and costs $170 - $440. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $120 and takes 9 h 9 min, you could also bus, which costs $100 - $190 and takes 11 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Armidale Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Sydney to Armidale bus services, operated by New England Coaches, arrive at Armidale station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Armidale.
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  • Distance: 235.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 44 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Armidale, NSW, Australia?

Regional Express and Qantas fly from Sydney to Armidale every 4 hours. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney to Armidale 6 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 8 h 5 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Sydney to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Armidale Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$50 - $80
1st Class
$70 - $110
Bus operators
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Tamworth to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
crisps.com.au
New England Coaches
Website
newenglandcoaches.com.au
Bus from Tamworth to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
newenglandcoaches.com.au
Bus from Urunga to Armidale
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
newenglandcoaches.com.au
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 Sydney to Urunga
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$40 - $60
Flexifare
$50 - $75

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Armidale is 514 km. It takes approximately 6 h 6 min to drive from Sydney to Armidale.

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Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Armidale Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Armidale. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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

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