There are 8 ways to get from Sydney to Forbes by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 55 min

  1. 445

$47 - $68

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  9 h 6 min

  1. 571

$34 - $54

6 alternative options

Bus  •  10 h 24 min

  1. 781
  2. 791

$50 - $85

Drive  •  4 h 48 min

  1. 233.2 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Parkes, line 572 bus  •  3 h 59 min

  1. SYD - PKE

$169 - $346

Fly to Orange, bus  •  5 h 32 min

  1. SYD - OAG

$169 - $310

Fly to Dubbo, bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. SYD - DBO

$154 - $295

Fly to Bathurst, bus  •  6 h 27 min

  1. SYD - BHS

$128 - $335

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

Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney to Forbes once a week. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Forbes via Canberra, Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row, and Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay in around 10 h 24 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Parkes
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Sydney to Orange
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Flights from Sydney to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Sydney to Bathurst
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Dubbo via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$60 - $90
Train from Central Station to Emu Plains Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $12
Train from Emu Plains Station to Lithgow Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Lithgow Station, Railway Pde to Forbes Coach Stop, Union St
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop, Union St
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Parkes Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop, Union St
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Lucknow Coach Stop, Mitchell Hwy to Forbes Coach Stop, Union St
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop, Union St
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Raglan Coach Stop, Great Western Hwy to Forbes Coach Stop, Union St
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
murrays.com.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sydney and Forbes is 301 km. The road distance is 373 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Forbes is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 4 h 48 min.

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Forbes is to fly and line 572 bus which takes 3 h 59 min and costs $220 - $460.

No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Forbes. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Forbes Coach Stop, Union St via Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row and Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 24 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 55 min to get from Sydney to Forbes, including transfers.