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

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Fly to Coffs Harbour  •  3h 37m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) SYD - CFS

$121 - $283

Cheapest option

Train  •  8h 54m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Coffs Harbour Station 31 / ...

$45 - $65

4 alternative options

Fly to Armidale, bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Armidale (ARM) SYD - ARM
  2. Take the bus from Armidale to Coffs Harbour

$192 - $317

Bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Coffs Harbour Gx244 / ...

$50 - $160

Bus via Chatswood  •  9h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Coffs Harbour Pm12

$53 - $80

Drive  •  5h 34m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Coffs Harbour 523 km

$55 - $85

Sydney to Coffs Harbour by bus

The bus journey time between Sydney and Coffs Harbour is around 8h 42m and covers a distance of around 568 km. The fastest bus normally takes 8h 25m. Services are operated by Greyhound Australia and Premier Motor Service. Typically 16 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
8h 42m
Fastest bus time:
8h 25m
Buses per week:
16
Cheapest price:
$50
Carbon emissions:
70 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
18:45
Last bus departs at:
21:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sydney to Coffs Harbour bus schedules

Sydney → Coffs Harbour
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Coffs Harbour is 1800 020 080.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Coffs Harbour is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Coffs Harbour is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 15 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Coffs Harbour is to train which costs $45 - $65 and takes 8h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Coffs Harbour is to fly which costs $120 - $290 and takes 3h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Coffs Harbour. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at Coffs Harbour Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 54m.

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The distance between Sydney and Coffs Harbour is 436 km. The road distance is 523 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Coffs Harbour without a car is to bus which takes 8h 25m and costs $50 - $160.

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It takes approximately 3h 37m to get from Sydney to Coffs Harbour, including transfers.

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

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Sydney to Coffs Harbour train services, operated by NSW TrainLink, depart from Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Coffs Harbour is to fly which takes 3h 37m and costs $120 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $160 and takes 8h 25m, you could also train, which costs $45 - $65 and takes 8h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Coffs Harbour.
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  • Distance: 435.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 37m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia?

Qantas and Regional Express fly from Sydney to Coffs Harbour every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Sydney to Coffs Harbour once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $160 and the journey takes 8h 25m. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $370
Flights from Sydney to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Sydney to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Train operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Coffs Harbour Station
Ave. Duration
8h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
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, 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 Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $160
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$80 - $120
Advantage
$95 - $140
Premium
$100 - $160
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61244235233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Chatswood to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
Premier Motor Service

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Coffs Harbour Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Sydney to Coffs Harbour train services, operated by NSW TrainLink, arrive at Coffs Harbour Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Coffs Harbour is 523 km. It takes approximately 5h 34m to drive from Sydney to Coffs Harbour.

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Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Coffs Harbour Airport.

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There are 111+ hotels available in Coffs Harbour. Prices start at $125 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.

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