There are 10 ways to get from Sydney to Bairnsdale by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Canberra  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra
  2. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Bailey St/Princes Hwy Melbourne - Canberra Via Bairnsdale / ...

$63 - $88

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  13 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Station to Cooma Gx200
  2. Take the bus from Centennial Park/Bombala St to Bailey St/Princes Hwy Melbourne - Canberra Via Bairnsdale / ...

$55 - $98

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Train, bus  •  12 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Canberra Station 633 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Bailey St/Princes Hwy Melbourne - Canberra Via Bairnsdale / ...

$61 - $91

Train  •  15 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Bairnsdale Bairnsdale - Melbourne Via Sale & Traralgon

$77 - $190

Drive  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Bairnsdale 457 miles

$65 - $95

Fly to Melbourne, train  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) SYD - MEL
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Bairnsdale

$92 - $280

Fly to Cooma, bus  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Cooma (OOM) SYD - OOM
  2. Take the bus from Centennial Park/Bombala St to Bairnsdale

$184 - $422

Fly to Moruya, bus  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Moruya (MYA) SYD - MYA
  2. Take the bus from Apex Park/Princes Hwy to Bairnsdale

$175 - $325

Fly to Merimbula, bus  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Merimbula (MIM) SYD - MIM
  2. Take the bus from Bennet Lane to Bairnsdale

$161 - $309

Fly to Canberra, bus  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Canberra (CBR) SYD - CBR
  2. Take the bus from Canberra Airport to Cooma
  3. Take the bus from Centennial Park/Bombala St to Bairnsdale

$134 - $290

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Bairnsdale. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Bailey St/Princes Hwy via Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sydney station to Bairnsdale. However, there are services departing from Central Station and arriving at Bairnsdale via Southern Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 36 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Bairnsdale is 546 km. The road distance is 731.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Bairnsdale without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 53 min to get from Sydney to Bairnsdale, including transfers.

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Sydney to Bairnsdale bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, depart from Sydney station.

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Sydney to Bairnsdale train services, operated by XPT, arrive at Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Bairnsdale is to bus which takes 11 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 15 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Sydney to Bairnsdale bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Bailey St/Princes Hwy station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Bairnsdale.
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  • Distance: 341 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 53 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Bairnsdale, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Sydney to Bairnsdale via Canberra and Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave in around 11 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sydney to Bairnsdale via Southern Cross in around 15 h 36 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Cooma
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Moruya
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Sydney to Merimbula
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Canberra Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
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
Train from Southern Cross to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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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 Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Bailey St/Princes Hwy
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Centennial Park/Bombala St to Bailey St/Princes Hwy
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Centennial Park/Bombala St to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Apex Park/Princes Hwy to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Bennet Lane to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.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 Central Station to Cooma
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$30 - $50
Flexifare
$40 - $60
Bus from Canberra Airport to Cooma
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $23

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Sydney to Bairnsdale train services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Bairnsdale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Bairnsdale is 731 km. It takes approximately 8 h 29 min to drive from Sydney to Bairnsdale.

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

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There are 83+ hotels available in Bairnsdale. Prices start at $96 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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