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

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Fly to Gold Coast, drive  •  4h 36m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Gold Coast (OOL) SYD - OOL
  2. Drive from Gold Coast to Cougal

Cheapest option

Fly to Ballina, drive  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Ballina (BNK) SYD - BNK
  2. Drive from Ballina to Cougal

4 alternative options

Train  •  12h 31m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Kyogle Station 31

Bus, train  •  13h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Grafton Gx244
  2. Take the train from Grafton Station to Kyogle Station 31

Bus  •  18h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Murwillumbah Pm12

Drive  •  8h 34m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Cougal 775.6 km
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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Cougal is to fly and drive which costs $85 - $370 and takes 4h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Cougal is to fly and drive which costs $70 - $260 and takes 4h 14m.

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The distance between Sydney and Cougal is 635 km. The road distance is 775.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Cougal without a car is to train which takes 12h 31m and costs $170 - $240.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m to get from Sydney to Cougal, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Cougal is to train which takes 12h 31m and costs $170 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $130 and takes 18h 14m.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Gold Coast Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Cougal is 776 km. It takes approximately 8h 34m to drive from Sydney to Cougal.

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Regional Express, Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia offer flights from Sydney Airport to Gold Coast Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Cougal. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Cougal.
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  • Distance: 634.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 36m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Cougal, NSW, Australia?

NSW TrainLink operates a train from Central Station to Kyogle Station twice daily. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 12h 5m. Alternatively, Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Sydney to Murwillumbah once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 14h 55m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $380
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Ballina via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Train operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Kyogle Station
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$80 - $120
First Class
$110 - $170
Train from Grafton Station to Kyogle Station
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$22 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
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 Grafton
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $180
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Early Bird
$90 - $140
Advantage
$110 - $160
Premium
$120 - $180
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61244235233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Murwillumbah
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
Premier Motor Service

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $18 - $21.

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