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

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Fly from Sydney  •  5h 17m

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

$335 - $639

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Bus, train  •  35h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Brisbane PM12
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Emerald Spirit of the Outback

$183 - $342

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Train to Newcastle, fly  •  8h 36m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Emerald (EMD) NTL - EMD

$225 - $430

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

$185 - $361

Bus  •  34h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton
  3. Take the bus from Rockhampton Coach Station to Emerald

$192 - $458

Drive  •  16h 58m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Emerald 1454 km

$180 - $270

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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 $330 - $650 and takes 5h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Emerald. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Emerald via Brisbane and Rockhampton Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 20m.

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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 1454 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 $180 - $370.

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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, depart from Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Emerald is to fly which takes 5h 17m and costs $330 - $650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $180 - $370 and takes 30h 32m, you could also bus, which costs $190 - $460 and takes 34h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Emerald.
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  • Distance: 1187.1 km
  • 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 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Tamworth, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Newcastle to Emerald via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
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
$180 - $360
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $420
Flights from Newcastle to Emerald via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$180 - $360
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 Hamilton Station
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
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Transport NSW
Economy
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $120
First Class
$120 - $170
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 Brisbane
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$130 - $160
Premium
$160 - $220
Advantage
$170 - $200
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$100 - $130
Premium
$120 - $170
Advantage
$130 - $160
Bus from Rockhampton Coach Station to Emerald
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$45 - $60
Premium
$50 - $75
Advantage
$55 - $65
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
$80 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Chatswood to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
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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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 24+ hotels available in Emerald. 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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