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

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Fly to Olympic Dam, drive  •  11h 9m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Olympic Dam (OLP) SYD - OLP
  2. Drive from Olympic Dam to Coober Pedy

$182 - $322

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Bus  •  33h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Central Station to Albury
  2. Take the bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
  3. Take the bus from Adelaide to Coober Pedy

$169 - $283

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Fly to Coober Pedy  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Coober Pedy (CPD) SYD - CPD

$236 - $679

Fly to Port Augusta, bus  •  13h

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Port Augusta (PUG) SYD - PUG
  2. Take the bus from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy

$257 - $711

Fly to The Granites, bus  •  14h 18m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to The Granites (GTS) SYD - GTS
  2. Take the bus from Indulkana to Coober Pedy

$410 - $827

Train, bus  •  37h 25m

  1. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands Indian Pacific
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Coober Pedy Gx580

$351 - $774

Drive  •  22h 5m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Coober Pedy 1293.5 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Coober Pedy is to drive which costs $260 - $380 and takes 22h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Coober Pedy is to fly which costs $330 - $1,000 and takes 6h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney station to Coober Pedy. However, there are services departing from Central Station and arriving at Coober Pedy via Albury and Adelaide. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 20m.

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The distance between Sydney and Coober Pedy is 1649 km. The road distance is 2069.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Coober Pedy without a car is to bus which takes 33h 20m and costs $230 - $400.

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It takes approximately 11h 9m to get from Sydney to Coober Pedy, including transfers.

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Sydney to Coober Pedy bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Coober Pedy is to fly which takes 6h 41m and costs $330 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $230 - $400 and takes 33h 20m.

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There is no direct flight from Sydney Airport to Olympic Dam Airport. The quickest flight takes 10h 40m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Coober Pedy.
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  • Distance: 1030.8 miles
  • Duration: 11h 9m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Coober Pedy, SA, Australia?

Qantas and Regional Express fly from Sydney to Coober Pedy once a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Coober Pedy via Albury, 85 Franklin St, and Adelaide in around 33h 20m.

Airlines
Alliance Airlines
Website
allianceairlines.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Olympic Dam via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Olympic Dam via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Sydney to Olympic Dam via Alice Springs, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Olympic Dam via Gold Coast, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Olympic Dam via Brisbane, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Sydney to The Granites via Darwin
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Flights from Sydney to The Granites via Brisbane, Darwin
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Sydney to The Granites via Melbourne, Darwin
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$380 - $800
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Coober Pedy via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Port Augusta via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
24h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$280 - $650
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$284
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$480 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $650
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
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 Port Augusta to Coober Pedy
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$40 - $65
Flexifare
$55 - $80
Bus from Indulkana to Coober Pedy
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Central Station to Albury
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$40 - $65
Flexifare
$55 - $80
Bus from Adelaide to Coober Pedy
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$65 - $100
Flexifare
$85 - $120
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/

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Coober Pedy is 30m behind Sydney. It is currently 11:35 AM in Sydney and 11:05 AM in Coober Pedy.

Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Coober Pedy is 2070 km. It takes approximately 22h 5m to drive from Sydney to Coober Pedy.

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Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia, Alliance Airlines and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Olympic Dam Airport.

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There are 26+ hotels available in Coober Pedy. Prices start at $85 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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