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There are 6 ways to get from Sydney to Caloundra by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Maroochydore, line 600 bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Maroochydore (MCY) SYD - MCY
  2. Take the line 600 bus from Maroochydore station, platform 1 to Caloundra station

$79 - $313

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Fly to Brisbane, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Brisbane (BNE) SYD - BNE
  2. Take the train from Eagle Junction, platform 4 to Landsborough, platform 1

$75 - $251

4 alternative options

Train  •  17 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Central, platform 6 to Landsborough, platform 1 Ipna / ...

$102 - $149

Bus  •  20 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street Gx243 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Mooloolaba Gx441 / ...

$92 - $162

Bus, train  •  21 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Westfield Garden City
  2. Take the train from Fortitude Valley, platform 4 to Landsborough, platform 1 Ipna / ...

$114 - $152

Drive  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Caloundra 630.7 miles

$90 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Caloundra is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 11 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Caloundra is to fly and line 600 bus which costs $110 - $440 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Caloundra station. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Caloundra station via Brisbane and Brisbane Rd at Mooloolaba Bowls Club. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 8 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Caloundra is 806 km. The road distance is 1009 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Caloundra without a car is to train which takes 17 h 34 min and costs $140 - $210.

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Sydney to Caloundra, including transfers.

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Sydney to Caloundra bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Sydney station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Caloundra is to train which takes 17 h 34 min and costs $140 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $230 and takes 20 h 8 min.

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

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Sydney to Caloundra bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Mooloolaba station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Caloundra.
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  • Distance: 504 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Caloundra, QLD, Australia?

You can take a train from Sydney to Caloundra via Brisbane, Roma Street, platform 9, Central, platform 6, Landsborough, platform 1, and Landsborough station in around 17 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Caloundra via Brisbane and Brisbane Rd at Mooloolaba Bowls Club in around 20 h 8 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Eagle Junction, platform 4 to Landsborough, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 6 to Landsborough, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Train from Fortitude Valley, platform 4 to Landsborough, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Bus operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Bus from Maroochydore station, platform 1 to Caloundra station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.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 Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Bus from Brisbane to Mooloolaba
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $24
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mooloolaba
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Westfield Garden City
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Caloundra is 1 h behind Sydney. It is currently 6:01 PM in Sydney and 5:01 PM in Caloundra.

Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Caloundra is 1009 km. It takes approximately 11 h 17 min to drive from Sydney to Caloundra.

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

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There are 414+ hotels available in Caloundra. Prices start at $95 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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