There are 7 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

$116 - $393

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Bus  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Coffs Harbour Gx241 / ...

$50 - $130

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Fly to Grafton, bus  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Grafton (GFN) SYD - GFN
  2. Take the bus from Grafton City South to Coffs Harbour

$235 - $328

Fly to Armidale, bus  •  6h 50m

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

$217 - $317

Train  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Coffs Harbour Station 33

$60 - $110

Bus via Chatswood  •  9h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Coffs Harbour Pm12

$53 - $102

Drive  •  5h 37m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Coffs Harbour 523.9 km

$65 - $100

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Coffs Harbour is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 5h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Coffs Harbour is to fly which costs $110 - $400 and takes 3h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Coffs Harbour. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at Coffs Harbour Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 49m.

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The distance between Sydney and Coffs Harbour is 436 km. The road distance is 523.9 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Coffs Harbour without a car is to bus which takes 7h 20m and costs $50 - $130.

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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 Transport NSW, 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 $110 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $130 and takes 7h 20m, you could also train, which costs $60 - $110 and takes 8h 49m.

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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?

Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Sydney to Coffs Harbour every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Sydney to Coffs Harbour 3 times a day. Tickets cost $75 - $130 and the journey takes 7h 20m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Grafton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $230
Flights from Sydney to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Coffs Harbour Station
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
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Transport NSW
Economy
$60 - $80
First Class
$80 - $110
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Grafton City South to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Chatswood to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
Premier Motor Service
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
7h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $130
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$75 - $95
Premium
$90 - $130
Advantage
$95 - $120
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 to Coffs Harbour Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
Transport NSW

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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 Transport NSW, arrive at Coffs Harbour Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Coffs Harbour is 524 km. It takes approximately 5h 37m to drive from Sydney to Coffs Harbour.

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Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Coffs Harbour Airport.

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There are 298+ hotels available in Coffs Harbour. Prices start at $150 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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