There are 7 ways to get from Sydney to Forster by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Newcastle  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Central Station, Eddy Av, Stand D to Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd 55Cn / ...
  2. Take the bus from Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd to Forster Coach Stop, Little St 150 / ...

$46 - $64

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Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Nabiac Pm12

$41 - $59

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Train  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Taree Station 33

$49 - $85

Train, bus  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Broadmeadow Station Ccn / ...
  2. Take the bus from Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd to Forster Coach Stop, Little St 150 / ...

$53 - $84

Drive  •  3h 25m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Forster 304.2 km

$40 - $60

Fly to Newcastle, bus  •  7h 38m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Newcastle (NTL) SYD - NTL
  2. Take the bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Forster Coach Stop, Little St

$134 - $373

Fly to Port Macquarie, bus  •  6h 53m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Port Macquarie (PQQ) SYD - PQQ
  2. Take the bus from Port Macquarie Base Hospital to Forster Coach Stop, Little St

$145 - $332

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Forster is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 3h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Forster is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 3h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney station to Forster. However, there are services departing from Central Station, Eddy Av, Stand D and arriving at Forster Coach Stop, Little St via Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 56m.

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The distance between Sydney and Forster is 224 km. The road distance is 304.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Forster without a car is to bus via Newcastle which takes 6h 56m and costs $45 - $65.

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It takes approximately 6h 56m to get from Sydney to Forster, including transfers.

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Sydney to Forster bus services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Central Station, Eddy Av, Stand D.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Forster is to bus via Newcastle which takes 6h 56m and costs $45 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $90 and takes 7h 7m.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Sydney to Forster bus services, operated by Busways Great Lakes, arrive at Forster Coach Stop, Little St station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Forster.
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  • Distance: 223.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 56m

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

You can take a bus from Sydney to Forster via Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd in around 6h 56m. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Central Station to Taree Station twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 5h 32m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $370
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 Taree Station
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$40 - $55
First Class
$55 - $75
Train from Central Station to Broadmeadow Station
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Bus 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
Bus from Central Station, Eddy Av, Stand D to Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $25
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Transport NSW
Bus from Port Macquarie Base Hospital to Forster Coach Stop, Little St
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Busways Great Lakes
Phone
1300 69 2929
Email
infoline@busways.com.au
Website
busways.com.au
Bus from Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd to Forster Coach Stop, Little St
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
busways.com.au
Bus from Hunter St Opp Cooper St to Forster Coach Stop, Little St
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
busways.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Nabiac
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Forster is 304 km. It takes approximately 3h 25m to drive from Sydney to Forster.

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Regional Express offers flights from Sydney Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 546+ hotels available in Forster. 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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