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Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 23 min

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

$199 - $523

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  31 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Tamworth Station 223
  2. Take the bus from Tamworth to Toowoomba
  3. Take the bus from Toowoomba to Rockhampton
  4. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Emerald station

$192 - $328

2 alternative options

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

$206 - $298

Drive  •  16 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Emerald 908.7 miles

$130 - $190

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 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
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, Friday and Sunday
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
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Central Station to Tamworth Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$60 - $90
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
$110 - $160
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Toowoomba to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Rockhampton to Emerald station
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $80
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sydney and Emerald is 1187 km. The road distance is 1454 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Emerald is to drive which costs $170 - $250 and takes 16 h 58 min.

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Emerald is to fly which takes 5 h 23 min and costs $260 - $700.

No, there is no direct train from Sydney 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.

It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Sydney to Emerald, including transfers.