There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to Gladstone by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Gladstone  •  5 h 4 min

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

$168 - $342

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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 / ...

$151 - $220

3 alternative options

Fly to Rockhampton, train  •  7 h 20 min

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

$184 - $345

Bus  •  29 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Gladstone Gx402

$152 - $227

Drive  •  17 h

  1. Drive from Sydney to Gladstone 895.3 miles

$120 - $190

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Gladstone. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Gladstone via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sydney station 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.

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The distance between Sydney and Gladstone is 1114 km. The road distance is 1432.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Gladstone without a car is to train which takes 21 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Sydney to Gladstone, including transfers.

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Sydney to Gladstone bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Sydney station.

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Sydney to Gladstone train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Gladstone is to fly which takes 5 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 21 h 34 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 29 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sydney Airport to Gladstone Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Sydney to Gladstone bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Gladstone station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Gladstone.
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  • Distance: 696.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

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

Virgin Australia and Qantas 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 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Lord Howe Island, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Rockhampton via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
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 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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Queensland Rail Travel
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
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
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 and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95

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Sydney to Gladstone train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Gladstone station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Gladstone is 1432 km. It takes approximately 17 h to drive from Sydney to Gladstone.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Gladstone Airport.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Gladstone. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 23 min and costs .

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