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There are 4 ways to get from Sydney to Charlestown by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Charlestown

$17 - $24

Cheapest option

Bus, line 11 bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood Station, Victoria Av, Stand L to Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av 55Cn / ...
  2. Take the line 11 bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Pearson St Stand E 11 / ...

$15 - $23

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Cardiff Station Central Coast and Newcastle Line

$15 - $23

Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Charlestown 89.8 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Charlestown is to drive which costs $18 - $26 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Charlestown is to drive which costs $18 - $26 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Charlestown. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Charlestown is 110 km. The road distance is 143.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Charlestown without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs $25 - $35.

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The bus from Sydney to Charlestown takes 2 h 40 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Sydney to Charlestown bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Sydney station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Charlestown is to bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs $25 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $21 - $35 and takes 2 h 41 min.

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Sydney to Charlestown bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Charlestown station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Charlestown is 144 km. It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to drive from Sydney to Charlestown.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Charlestown.
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  • Distance: 68.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

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

Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Sydney to Charlestown once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney to Charlestown hourly. Tickets cost $14 - $21 and the journey takes 2 h 19 min.

Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Cardiff Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$14 - $21
1st Class
$19 - $28
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Charlestown
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Chatswood Station, Victoria Av, Stand L to Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Pearson St Stand E
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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