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Train  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Bowral Station 631 / ...

$17 - $35

Cheapest option

Train via Campbelltown  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the train from Wynyard Station to Campbelltown Station T8
  2. Take the train from Campbelltown Station to Bowral Station Shl / ...

$17 - $28

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 21m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Bowral 114.2 km

$13 - $20

Sydney to Bowral by train

The train journey time between Sydney and Bowral is around 1h 45m and covers a distance of around 125 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 35m. Operated by NSW TrainLink and Intercity Train, the Sydney to Bowral train service departs from Central Station and arrives in Bowral Station. Typically 32 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 45m
Fastest train time:
1h 35m
Train distance:
125 km
Trains per week:
32
Cheapest price:
$17
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:05
Last train departs at:
17:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sydney to Bowral train schedules

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

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

The social distance requirement in Bowral is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Bowral is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 1h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Bowral is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 1h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at Bowral Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 35m.

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The distance between Sydney and Bowral is 100 km. The road distance is 114.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Bowral without a car is to train which takes 1h 35m and costs $17 - $35.

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The train from Central Station to Bowral Station takes 1h 35m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Sydney to Bowral train services, operated by NSW TrainLink, depart from Central Station.

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Sydney to Bowral train services, operated by NSW TrainLink, arrive at Bowral Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Bowral is 114 km. It takes approximately 1h 21m to drive from Sydney to Bowral.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Bowral. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Bowral.
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  • Distance: 99.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 35m

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

NSW TrainLink operates a train from Central Station to Bowral Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 1h 35m. Intercity Train also services this route 3 times a day.

Train operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Bowral Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$21 - $35
First Class
$29 - $45
Train from Campbelltown Station to Bowral Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$17 - $25
First Class
$23 - $35
Intercity Train
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Bowral Station
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Campbelltown Station to Bowral Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
transportnsw.info
Sydney Trains

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