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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Bathurst Station, Coach Stop
  2. Take the bus from Bathurst Station, Coach Stop to Macquarie St After Kendal St

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Train, bus via Lithgow

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Lithgow Station
  2. Take the bus from Lithgow Station, Railway Pde, Bay 1 to Macquarie St After Kendal St

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Bathurst Station
  2. Take the bus from Bathurst Station, Coach Stop to Macquarie St After Kendal St

Train, bus #2

  1. Take the train from Strathfield Station to Bathurst Station
  2. Take the bus from Bathurst Station, Coach Stop to Macquarie St After Kendal St

Drive

  1. Drive from Sydney to Cowra

Fly to Orange, bus

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Orange (OAG)
  2. Take the bus from Orange Station, Coach Bay 3 to Macquarie St After Kendal St

Fly to Canberra, bus

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Canberra (CBR)
  2. Take the bus from Sydney Building, Northbourne Av to Macquarie St After Kendal St

Sydney to Cowra by bus

The bus journey time between Sydney and Cowra is around 11h 50m and covers a distance of around 311 km. This includes an average layover time of around 6h 31m. The fastest bus normally takes 6h 5m. Operated by Australia Wide Coaches and NSW TrainLink, the Sydney to Cowra bus service departs from Sydney and arrives in Macquarie St After Kendal St. Typically six buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
5h 18m
Layover time:
6h 31m
Total time:
11h 50m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
6h 5m
Bus distance:
311 km
Buses per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$66
Carbon emissions:
38 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
15:40
Last bus departs at:
17:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sydney to Cowra bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Cowra is to train and bus via Lithgow which costs $25 - $60 and takes 6h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Cowra is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Cowra. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Macquarie St After Kendal St via Bathurst Station, Coach Stop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 10m.

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The distance between Sydney and Cowra is 232 km. The road distance is 305.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Cowra without a car is to bus which takes 6h 10m and costs $65 - $75.

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It takes approximately 6h 10m to get from Sydney to Cowra, including transfers.

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Sydney to Cowra bus services, operated by Australia Wide Coaches, depart from Sydney station.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Orange Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Sydney to Cowra bus services, operated by NSW TrainLink, arrive at Macquarie St After Kendal St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Cowra is 305 km. It takes approximately 3h 56m to drive from Sydney to Cowra.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Cowra.
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  • Distance: 232.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 10m

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

You can take a bus from Sydney to Cowra via Bathurst Station, Coach Stop in around 6h 10m.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Orange
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Orange
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $320
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Canberra via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $330
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 Lithgow Station
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$8 - $12
Opal single trip ticket
$10 - $14
Intercity Train
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Lithgow Station
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Bathurst Station
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
transportnsw.info
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Lithgow Station
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $50
Train from Central Station to Bathurst Station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$30 - $45
First Class
$40 - $65
Train from Strathfield Station to Bathurst Station
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$30 - $45
First Class
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Australia Wide Coaches
Phone
02 9516 1300
Email
info@austwidecoaches.com.au
Website
austwidecoaches.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Bathurst Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$56
Schedules at
austwidecoaches.com.au
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Bathurst Station, Coach Stop to Macquarie St After Kendal St
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Bus from Lithgow Station, Railway Pde, Bay 1 to Macquarie St After Kendal St
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Bus from Orange Station, Coach Bay 3 to Macquarie St After Kendal St
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
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 Sydney Building, Northbourne Av to Macquarie St After Kendal St
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Transport NSW

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Qantas and Regional Express offer flights from Sydney Airport to Orange Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Cowra. 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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