There are 5 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Maroochydore, line 600 bus  •  5 h 18 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

$80 - $314

Cheapest option

Fly to Brisbane, train  •  6 h 40 min

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

$79 - $254

3 alternative options

Train  •  17 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Fortitude Valley, platform 4 to Landsborough, platform 1 Ipna / ...

$113 - $162

Train, bus  •  20 h

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Tamworth Station 223
  2. Take the bus from Tamworth to Brisbane
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Mooloolaba

$140 - $210

Drive  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Caloundra 630.7 miles

$90 - $130

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 7, Central, platform 3, Fortitude Valley, platform 4, Landsborough, platform 1, and Landsborough station in around 17 h 34 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
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
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Eagle Junction, platform 4 to Landsborough, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 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 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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
$95 - $150
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $150
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Central Station to Tamworth Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$45 - $70
1st Class
$60 - $95
Bus operators
TRANSLink QLD
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
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mooloolaba
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $28
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $26

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Sydney to Caloundra?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Sydney to Caloundra?

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Caloundra is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 11 h 17 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Sydney to Caloundra?

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Caloundra is to fly and line 600 bus which takes 5 h 18 min and costs $100 - $410.

How long does it take to get from Sydney to Caloundra?

It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Sydney to Caloundra, including transfers.