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There are 7 ways to get from Sydney to Bendigo by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Sydney to Melbourne, train  •  5 h 52 min

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

$72 - $257

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Bus  •  14 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne Fe21
  2. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bendigo Station/Railway Pl Melbourne - Adelaide Via Bendigo & Nhill

$54 - $66

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Fly Sydney to Avalon, train  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Avalon (AVV) SYD - AVV
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Bendigo

$69 - $253

Train to Newcastle, fly to Melbourne, train  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Melbourne (MEL) NTL - MEL
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Bendigo

$77 - $311

Train  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Bendigo Melbourne - Bendigo Via Sunbury / ...

$70 - $180

Bus, train  •  16 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Station to Melbourne Gx233
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Bendigo Melbourne - Bendigo Via Sunbury / ...

$87 - $148

Drive  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Bendigo 532.8 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Bendigo is to bus which costs $75 - $95 and takes 14 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Bendigo is to fly and train which costs $100 - $370 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Bendigo station. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Bendigo Station/Railway Pl via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sydney station to Bendigo. However, there are services departing from Central Station and arriving at Bendigo via Southern Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 15 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Bendigo is 706 km. The road distance is 852.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Bendigo without a car is to train which takes 13 h 15 min and costs $95 - $260.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Sydney to Bendigo, including transfers.

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Sydney to Bendigo bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Sydney station.

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Bendigo is to train which takes 13 h 15 min and costs $95 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $95 and takes 14 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Bendigo.
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  • Distance: 441.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

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

You can take a train from Sydney to Bendigo via Southern Cross in around 13 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Bendigo via Melbourne and Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St in around 14 h 50 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
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 Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Train operators
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 Bendigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
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
$140 - $170
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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 Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Bendigo Station/Railway Pl
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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 Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Sydney to Bendigo bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Bendigo Station/Railway Pl.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Bendigo is 852 km. It takes approximately 8 h 59 min to drive from Sydney to Bendigo.

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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 94+ hotels available in Bendigo. Prices start at $78 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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