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  •  5 h 6 min

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

$145 - $343

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  24 h 20 min

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

$112 - $287

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Fly to Bundaberg  •  8 h 7 min

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

$173 - $344

Train  •  20 h 28 min

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

$134 - $197

Train, bus  •  21 h 47 min

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

$123 - $283

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  28 h 14 min

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

$149 - $215

Drive  •  14 h 9 min

  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 - $220 and takes 14 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Childers is to fly and bus which costs $200 - $480 and takes 5 h 6 min.

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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 24 h 20 min.

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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 20 h 28 min and costs $180 - $280.

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min 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 8 h 7 min and costs $230 - $480. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $180 - $280 and takes 20 h 28 min, you could also bus, which costs $150 - $400 and takes 24 h 20 min.

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

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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: 5 h 6 min

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

Qantas, Virgin 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, and Howard in around 20 h 28 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Bundaberg via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Bundaberg via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Bundaberg via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Bundaberg via Lord Howe Island, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Bundaberg via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Bundaberg via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Bundaberg via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
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 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Howard
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
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 - Torquay to Childers
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $18
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$5 - $9
Flexifare
$12 - $18
Bus from Brisbane to Childers
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $150
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$30 - $45
Flexifare
$40 - $60
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$100 - $140
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Childers
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
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 Chatswood to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Childers
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Childers is 1228 km. It takes approximately 14 h 9 min 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 23 min and costs $17.

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