There are 7 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. Take the train from Central Station to Parkes Station 445

$45 - $66

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Emu Plains Station
  2. Take the train from Emu Plains Station to Lithgow Station
  3. Take the bus from Lithgow Station, Railway Pde to Forbes Coach Stop 571

$34 - $53

5 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Forbes 233.2 miles

$30 - $50

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

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Parkes (PKE) SYD - PKE
  2. Take the line 572 bus from Parkes Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop

$169 - $345

Fly to Orange, bus  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Orange (OAG) SYD - OAG
  2. Take the bus from Lucknow Coach Stop, Mitchell Hwy to Forbes Coach Stop

$168 - $308

Fly to Dubbo, bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Dubbo (DBO) SYD - DBO
  2. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop

$154 - $293

Fly to Bathurst, bus  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Bathurst (BHS) SYD - BHS
  2. Take the bus from Raglan Coach Stop, Great Western Hwy to Forbes Coach Stop

$128 - $335

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Forbes is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Forbes is to fly and line 572 bus which costs $230 - $480 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Forbes is 301 km. The road distance is 373.1 km.

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Forbes without a car is to train which takes 7 h 55 min and costs $60 - $95.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Forbes.
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  • Distance: 188 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 55 min

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 - $60 and the journey takes 6 h 30 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
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 - $60
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
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 - $11
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
$12 - $19
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Lithgow Station, Railway Pde to Forbes Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Parkes Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop
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
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Forbes Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Raglan Coach Stop, Great Western Hwy to Forbes Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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