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

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Bus via Bulahdelah

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Bulahdelah
  2. Take the bus from Bulahdelah Coach Stop, Booloombayt St to Forster Coach Stop, Little St

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
  2. Take the bus from Newcastle Interchange, Stand C to Forster Coach Stop, Little St

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Nabiac

Train

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Taree Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Sydney to Forster

Fly to Port Macquarie, bus

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

Fly to Newcastle, bus

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Newcastle (NTL)
  2. Take the bus from Broadmeadow Coach Stop, Graham Rd to Forster Coach Stop, Little St

Sydney to Forster by bus

The bus journey time between Sydney and Forster is around 5h 46m and covers a distance of around 326 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Greyhound Australia, Premier Motor Service and Busways Great Lakes, the Sydney to Forster bus service departs from Sydney and arrives in Forster Coach Stop, Little St. Typically 14 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

14 Weekly Buses
5h 46m Average Duration
$46 Cheapest Price
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Sydney → Forster
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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Forster is to train and bus which costs $35 - $55 and takes 7h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Forster is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 3h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Forster. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Forster Coach Stop, Little St via Bulahdelah Coach Stop, Booloombayt St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 46m.

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The distance between Sydney and Forster is 223 km. The road distance is 303.3 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Forster without a car is to bus via Bulahdelah which takes 5h 46m and costs $45 - $90.

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It takes approximately 5h 46m to get from Sydney to Forster, including transfers.

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Sydney to Forster bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Sydney station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Forster is to bus via Bulahdelah which takes 5h 46m and costs $45 - $90. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $75 and takes 7h 2m.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Port Macquarie Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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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: 223.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 46m

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

You can take a bus from Sydney to Forster via Bulahdelah and Bulahdelah Coach Stop, Booloombayt St in around 5h 46m. Alternatively, NSW TrainLink operates a train from Central Station to Taree Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 5h 27m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Train operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Taree Station
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$40 - $65
First Class
$60 - $90
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 Newcastle Interchange
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$9 - $12
Opal single trip ticket
$11 - $15
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Bulahdelah
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$40 - $60
Advantage
$45 - $70
Premium
$50 - $75
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61244235233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Bulahdelah
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Sydney to Nabiac
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Premier Motor Service
Busways Great Lakes
Phone
1300 69 2929
Email
infoline@busways.com.au
Website
busways.com.au
Bus from Bulahdelah Coach Stop, Booloombayt St to Forster Coach Stop, Little St
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
busways.com.au
Bus from Newcastle Interchange, Stand C to Forster Coach Stop, Little St
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Port Macquarie Coach Stop, Gordon St to Forster Coach Stop, Little St
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
NSW TrainLink Train

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Forster is 303 km. It takes approximately 3h 24m to drive from Sydney to Forster.

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Qantas and Regional Express offer flights from Sydney Airport to Port Macquarie Airport.

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There are 80+ 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 - $21.

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