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There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to Emerald by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  5h 17m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Emerald (EMD) SYD - EMD

$198 - $521

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Bus  •  34h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton
  3. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Emerald station

$147 - $313

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Train  •  30h 32m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Emerald Spirit of the Outback

$191 - $280

Bus, train  •  35h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Brisbane
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Emerald Spirit of the Outback

$166 - $283

Drive  •  16h 58m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Emerald 908.7 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Emerald is to drive which costs $180 - $270 and takes 16h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Emerald is to fly which costs $270 - $750 and takes 5h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Emerald station. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Emerald station via Brisbane and Rockhampton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sydney station to Emerald. However, there are services departing from Central Station and arriving at Emerald via Brisbane Roma Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 32m.

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The distance between Sydney and Emerald is 1187 km. The road distance is 1453.9 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Emerald without a car is to train which takes 30h 32m and costs $260 - $400.

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It takes approximately 5h 17m to get from Sydney to Emerald, including transfers.

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

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Sydney to Emerald train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Emerald is to fly which takes 5h 17m and costs $270 - $750. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $260 - $400 and takes 30h 32m, you could also bus, which costs $200 - $450 and takes 34h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Emerald.
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  • Distance: 742 miles
  • Duration: 5h 17m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Emerald, QLD, Australia?

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Sydney to Emerald hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sydney to Emerald via Brisbane and Brisbane Roma Street in around 30h 32m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Emerald
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
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Queensland Rail Travel
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 Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $85
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Bus from Rockhampton to Emerald station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $80
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Chatswood to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service

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There is no direct flight from Sydney Airport to Emerald Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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

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Emerald is 1h behind Sydney. It is currently 10:58 AM in Sydney and 9:58 AM in Emerald.

Sydney to Emerald train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Emerald station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Emerald is 1454 km. It takes approximately 16h 58m to drive from Sydney to Emerald.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Emerald Airport.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Emerald. Prices start at $67 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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