There are 6 ways to get from Sydney to Ayr by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Proserpine, train  •  7 h 7 min

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

$139 - $432

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Fly to Townsville, train  •  7 h 23 min

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

$126 - $323

4 alternative options

Fly to Mackay, train  •  10 h

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

$184 - $407

Train  •  31 h 29 min

  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  •  40 h 40 min

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

$212 - $323

Drive  •  25 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Ayr 1336.6 miles

$190 - $280

Questions & Answers

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 40 h 40 min.

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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 31 h 29 min.

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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 31 h 29 min and costs .

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

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Sydney to Ayr bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, 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 31 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 40 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Proserpine Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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

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

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 31 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Ayr via Brisbane in around 40 h 40 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Ayr
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Townsville to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Mackay to Ayr
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Ayr
Ave. Duration
16 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $240
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$234
B-Quick
$129
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Ayr
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Schedules at
premierms.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 Brisbane to Ayr
Ave. Duration
22 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$110 - $160
Flexifare
$130 - $190

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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 25 h 21 min to drive from Sydney to Ayr.

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Qantas, Tigerair Australia, Jetstar and Virgin Australia offer flights from Sydney Airport to Proserpine 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 23 min and costs .

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