There are 6 ways to get from Sydney to Gladstone by plane, train, bus or car

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

Fly to Gladstone  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Gladstone (GLT) SYD - GLT

$169 - $343

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  27 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Gladstone Gx402

$150 - $243

4 alternative options

Fly to Rockhampton, train  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Rockhampton (ROK) SYD - ROK
  2. Take the train from Rockhampton to Gladstone

$187 - $349

Train  •  21 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Gladstone Tilt Train / ...

$163 - $235

Bus  •  31 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Station, Chalmers St to Maitland Station, Station St 8Hu
  2. Take the bus from Maitland Station, Station St to Scone Station, Coach Stop
  3. Take the bus from Scone Station, Coach Stop to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 351 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Tamworth to Brisbane
  5. Take the bus from Brisbane to Gladstone

$170 - $262

Drive  •  17 h

  1. Drive from Sydney to Gladstone 895.3 miles

$120 - $190

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Gladstone, QLD, Australia?

Qantas and Virgin Australia fly from Sydney to Gladstone hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sydney to Gladstone via Brisbane and Brisbane Roma Street in around 21 h 34 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Lord Howe Island, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Rockhampton via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Rockhampton via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Rockhampton to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
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 - $200
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $85
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Central Station, Chalmers St to Maitland Station, Station St
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Maitland Station, Station St to Scone Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Scone Station, Coach Stop to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Sydney to Gladstone?

The distance between Sydney and Gladstone is 1114 km. The road distance is 1432 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Sydney to Gladstone?

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Gladstone is to drive which costs $160 - $250 and takes 17 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Sydney to Gladstone?

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Gladstone is to fly which takes 5 h 9 min and costs $220 - $450.

Is there a direct train between Sydney and Gladstone?

No, there is no direct train from Sydney to Gladstone. However, there are services departing from Central Station and arriving at Gladstone via Brisbane Roma Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 34 min.

Is there a direct bus between Sydney and Gladstone?

No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Gladstone. However, there are services departing from Central Station, Chalmers St and arriving at Gladstone via Maitland Station, Station St, Scone Station, Coach Stop, Tamworth and Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 36 min.

How long does it take to get from Sydney to Gladstone?

It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Sydney to Gladstone, including transfers.