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There are 8 ways to get from Sydney to Ayr by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Townsville, train  •  7h 16m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Townsville (TSV) SYD - TSV
  2. Take the train from Townsville to Ayr

$126 - $323

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Fly to Proserpine, train  •  7h 6m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Proserpine (PPP) SYD - PPP
  2. Take the train from Proserpine to Ayr

$139 - $432

Fly to Mackay, train  •  10h 14m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Mackay (MKY) SYD - MKY
  2. Take the train from Mackay to Ayr

$184 - $407

Fly to Hamilton Island, train  •  10h 42m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Hamilton Island (HTI) SYD - HTI
  2. Take the train from Proserpine to Ayr

$188 - $579

Train  •  31h 29m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Ayr Spirit of Queensland

$211 - $370

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  39h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street Gx243 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Ayr Gx443 / ...

$180 - $323

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  43h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Ayr

$209 - $330

Drive  •  25h 21m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Ayr 1336.6 miles

$190 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Ayr is to fly and train which costs $170 - $460 and takes 7h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Ayr is to fly and train which costs $190 - $650 and takes 7h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Ayr. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Ayr via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sydney station to Ayr. However, there are services departing from Central Station and arriving at Ayr via Brisbane Roma Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 29m.

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The distance between Sydney and Ayr is 1633 km. The road distance is 2138.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Ayr without a car is to train which takes 31h 29m and costs $290 - $550.

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It takes approximately 7h 16m to get from Sydney to Ayr, including transfers.

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

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Sydney to Ayr train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Ayr is to train which takes 31h 29m and costs $290 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $250 - $460 and takes 39h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Ayr.
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  • Distance: 1020.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 16m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Ayr, QLD, Australia?

You can take a train from Sydney to Ayr via Brisbane and Brisbane Roma Street in around 31h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Ayr via Brisbane in around 39h 50m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Townsville to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Proserpine to Ayr
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Mackay to Ayr
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Ayr
Ave. Duration
16h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $240
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$233
B-Quick
$129
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
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 Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Bus from Brisbane to Ayr
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$110 - $160
Flexifare
$130 - $190
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Ayr
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Chatswood to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Ayr
Ave. Duration
22h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Website
Premier Motor Service

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Townsville Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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Sydney to Ayr bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Ayr station.

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Ayr is 1h behind Sydney. It is currently 3:31 AM in Sydney and 2:31 AM in Ayr.

Sydney to Ayr train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Ayr station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Ayr is 2139 km. It takes approximately 25h 21m to drive from Sydney to Ayr.

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

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There are nine+ hotels available in Ayr. Prices start at $100 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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