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There are 7 ways to get from Sydney to Childers by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Hervey Bay, bus  •  5h 15m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Hervey Bay (HVB) SYD - HVB
  2. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Palace Hostel to Childers

$145 - $341

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  24h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street Gx243 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Childers Gx402 / ...

$99 - $283

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Fly to Bundaberg  •  8h 11m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Bundaberg (BDB) SYD - BDB

$173 - $344

Train  •  20h 28m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Howard Tilt Train

$132 - $194

Train, bus  •  21h 42m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Childers Gx402 / ...

$120 - $280

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  29h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Childers

$114 - $200

Drive  •  14h 9m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Childers 767.4 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Childers is to drive which costs $150 - $230 and takes 14h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Childers is to fly and bus which costs $200 - $480 and takes 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Childers. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Childers via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 15m.

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The distance between Sydney and Childers is 965 km. The road distance is 1227.9 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Childers without a car is to train which takes 20h 28m and costs $180 - $280.

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It takes approximately 5h 15m to get from Sydney to Childers, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Childers is to fly which takes 8h 11m and costs $240 - $490. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $180 - $280 and takes 20h 28m, you could also bus, which costs $130 - $400 and takes 24h 15m.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Hervey Bay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Childers.
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  • Distance: 603.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 15m

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

Qantas, Tigerair Australia and two other airlines fly from Sydney to Childers hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sydney to Childers via Brisbane, Brisbane Roma Street, Howard, and Howard in around 20h 28m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Bundaberg via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Bundaberg via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Bundaberg via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Bundaberg via Lord Howe Island, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Bundaberg via Adelaide, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
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 Hervey Bay - Palace Hostel to Childers
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $17
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$5 - $8
Flexifare
$12 - $17
Bus from Brisbane to Childers
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$29 - $45
Flexifare
$40 - $55
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Childers
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Chatswood to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Childers
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Childers is 1h behind Sydney. It is currently 6:11 AM in Sydney and 5:11 AM in Childers.

Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Childers is 1228 km. It takes approximately 14h 9m to drive from Sydney to Childers.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Hervey Bay Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Childers. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs $17.

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