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

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Recommended option

Bus  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Bathurst Station, Coach Stop

$56

Cheapest option

Train  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Bathurst Station Bmt / ...

$25 - $45

3 alternative options

Train via Strathfield Station  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the train from Strathfield Station to Bathurst Station 427 / ...

$33 - $48

Drive  •  2h 40m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Bathurst 199.6 km

$22 - $35

Fly, bus  •  3h 54m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Orange (OAG) SYD - OAG
  2. Take the bus from Lucknow Coach Stop, Mitchell Hwy to Howick St At William St

$147 - $345

Sydney to Bathurst by bus

The bus journey time between Sydney and Bathurst is around 3h 32m and covers a distance of around 200 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 30m. Operated by Australia Wide Coaches, the Sydney to Bathurst bus service departs from Sydney and arrives in Bathurst Station, Coach Stop. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
3h 32m
Fastest bus time:
3h 30m
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$56
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
15:40
Last bus departs at:
17:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sydney to Bathurst bus schedules

Sydney → Bathurst
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bathurst is 1800 020 080.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bathurst is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Bathurst is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 15 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Sydney to Bathurst is to drive, which costs $22 - $35 and takes 2h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Bathurst is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 2h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Bathurst Station, Coach Stop station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at Bathurst Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 42m.

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The distance between Sydney and Bathurst is 159 km. The road distance is 199.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Bathurst without a car is to bus which takes 3h 30m and costs $56.

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The bus from Sydney to Bathurst Station, Coach Stop takes 3h 30m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Sydney to Bathurst bus services, operated by Australia Wide Coaches, depart from Sydney station.

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Sydney to Bathurst train services, operated by Intercity Train, depart from Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Bathurst is to bus which takes 3h 30m and costs $56. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $25 - $45 and takes 3h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Bathurst.
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  • Distance: 158.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 30m

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

Australia Wide Coaches operates a bus from Sydney to Bathurst Station, Coach Stop once daily. Tickets cost $56 and the journey takes 3h 30m. Alternatively, Intercity Train operates a train from Central Station to Bathurst Station 4 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 42m. NSW TrainLink also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Orange
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Orange
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Train operators
Intercity Train
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Bathurst Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
transportnsw.info
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Bathurst Station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$30 - $45
First Class
$40 - $65
Train from Strathfield Station to Bathurst Station
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$30 - $45
First Class
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Australia Wide Coaches
Phone
02 9516 1300
Email
info@austwidecoaches.com.au
Website
austwidecoaches.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Bathurst Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$56
Schedules at
austwidecoaches.com.au
Orange Buslines
Phone
02 9747 7000
Email
info@buslinesgroup.com.au
Website
buslinesgroup.com.au
Bus from Lucknow Coach Stop, Mitchell Hwy to Howick St At William St
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Orange Buslines

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Orange Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Sydney to Bathurst bus services, operated by Australia Wide Coaches, arrive at Bathurst Station, Coach Stop.

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Sydney to Bathurst train services, operated by Intercity Train, arrive at Bathurst Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Bathurst is 200 km. It takes approximately 2h 40m to drive from Sydney to Bathurst.

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

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There are 19+ hotels available in Bathurst. Prices start at $125 AUD 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 $18.

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