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

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Fly to Broken Hill  •  5h 13m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Broken Hill (BHQ) SYD - BHQ

$305 - $989

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Train  •  13h 21m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Broken Hill Station 445

$75 - $110

3 alternative options

Fly to Mildura, bus  •  7h 22m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Mildura (MQL) SYD - MQL
  2. Take the bus from Mildura Airport, Alan Mathews Dr to Broken Hill Town Coach Stop

$240 - $478

Bus  •  17h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Bathurst Station, Coach Stop
  2. Take the bus from Bathurst Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 1 569 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 1 to Broken Hill Town Coach Stop 589

$121 - $152

Drive  •  12h 49m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Broken Hill 1151 km

$130 - $190

Sydney to Broken Hill by train

The train journey time between Sydney and Broken Hill is around 13h 21m and covers a distance of around 1123 km. The fastest train normally takes 13h 21m. Operated by NSW TrainLink, the Sydney to Broken Hill train service departs from Central Station and arrives in Broken Hill Station. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sydney to Broken Hill train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Broken Hill is 1800 020 080.

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Broken Hill is to train which costs $75 - $110 and takes 13h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Broken Hill is to fly which costs $300 - $1,000 and takes 5h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Broken Hill. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Broken Hill Town Coach Stop via Bathurst Station, Coach Stop and Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at Broken Hill Station station. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday. The journey takes approximately 13h 21m.

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The distance between Sydney and Broken Hill is 934 km. The road distance is 1151 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Broken Hill without a car is to train which takes 13h 21m and costs $75 - $110.

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It takes approximately 5h 13m to get from Sydney to Broken Hill, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Broken Hill is to fly which takes 5h 13m and costs $300 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $110 and takes 13h 21m, you could also bus, which costs $120 - $160 and takes 17h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Broken Hill.
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  • Distance: 934.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 13m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Broken Hill, NSW, Australia?

Regional Express, Qantas and three other airlines fly from Sydney to Broken Hill 3 times a day. Alternatively, NSW TrainLink operates a train from Central Station to Broken Hill Station twice a week. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 13h 21m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Mildura
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Mildura via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Broken Hill via Melbourne, Mildura
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Sydney to Broken Hill via Dubbo
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
Train operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Broken Hill Station
Ave. Duration
13h 21m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Bus operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Mildura Airport, Alan Mathews Dr to Broken Hill Town Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Bus from Bathurst Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 1
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 1 to Broken Hill Town Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
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

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There is no direct flight from Sydney Airport to Broken Hill Airport. The quickest flight takes 8h 25m and has one stopover.

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Sydney to Broken Hill bus services, operated by NSW TrainLink, arrive at Broken Hill Town Coach Stop station.

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Broken Hill is 30 min behind Sydney. It is currently 2:13 PM in Sydney and 1:43 PM in Broken Hill.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Broken Hill is 1151 km. It takes approximately 12h 49m to drive from Sydney to Broken Hill.

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Qantas, Jetstar and Regional Express offer flights from Sydney Airport to Broken Hill Airport.

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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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