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

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

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

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Fly to Brisbane, train  •  6h 38m

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

Train  •  17h 41m

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

Bus  •  20h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Gx244
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Mooloolaba Gx443 / ...

Bus, train  •  22h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Pm12
  2. Take the train from Bowen Hills station, platform 4 to Landsborough station, platform 1 Brna / ...

Drive  •  10h 54m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Caloundra 1000.1 km
Sydney → Caloundra
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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Caloundra is to bus and train which costs $95 - $140 and takes 22h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Sydney to Caloundra is to fly and line 600 bus which takes 5h 17m and costs $75 - $330.

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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 King George Square, 1E, Brisbane and Brisbane Rd at Mooloolaba Bowls Club. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 42m.

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The distance between Sydney and Caloundra is 806 km. The road distance is 1000.1 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Caloundra without a car is to train which takes 17h 41m and costs $100 - $160.

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It takes approximately 5h 17m 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 17h 41m and costs $100 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $310 and takes 20h 42m.

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

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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: 806.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 17m

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

You can take a train from Sydney to Caloundra via Roma Street station, platform 7, Central station, platform 6, Landsborough station, platform 1, and Landsborough station in around 17h 41m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Caloundra via Brisbane, King George Square, 1E, Roma Street busway, platform 1, Brisbane, and Brisbane Rd at Mooloolaba Bowls Club in around 20h 42m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Sydney to Maroochydore via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Eagle Junction station, platform 4 to Landsborough station, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Train from Central station, platform 6 to Landsborough station, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Train from Bowen Hills station, platform 4 to Landsborough station, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
TRANSLink QLD
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$95 - $140
First Class
$130 - $200
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
TRANSLink QLD
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $270
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$140 - $210
Advantage
$170 - $250
Premium
$180 - $270
Bus from Brisbane to Mooloolaba
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$18 - $27
Advantage
$19 - $28
Premium
$21 - $35
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61244235233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mooloolaba
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Caloundra is 1000 km. It takes approximately 10h 54m to drive from Sydney to Caloundra.

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

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There are 294+ hotels available in Caloundra. Prices start at $150 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 - $21.

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