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

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Fly  •  5 h 23 min

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

$198 - $522

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Bus  •  34 h 10 min

  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

$159 - $327

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Train  •  30 h 32 min

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

$193 - $283

Bus, train  •  34 h 54 min

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

$201 - $293

Drive  •  16 h 58 min

  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 $170 - $260 and takes 16 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Emerald is to fly which costs $270 - $750 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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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 34 h 10 min.

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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 30 h 32 min.

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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 30 h 32 min and costs $260 - $390.

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min 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 5 h 23 min and costs $270 - $750. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $260 - $390 and takes 30 h 32 min, you could also bus, which costs $220 - $460 and takes 34 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Emerald.
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  • Distance: 742 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

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 30 h 32 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Emerald via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
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
15 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
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
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$100 - $140
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $85
Flexifare
$70 - $110
Bus from Rockhampton to Emerald station
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $80
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Chatswood to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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There is no direct flight from Sydney Airport to Emerald Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min 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 16 h 58 min 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 20+ hotels available in Emerald. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 23 min and costs $17.

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