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There are 3 ways to get from Sydney to Goulburn by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Goulburn Station Southern Highlands Line / ...

$19 - $110

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Goulburn Fe21

$30 - $45

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Goulburn 120 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Goulburn is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Goulburn is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Goulburn. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at Goulburn Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 32 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Goulburn is 168 km. The road distance is 192 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Goulburn without a car is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs $27 - $150.

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The train from Central Station to Goulburn Station takes 2 h 32 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Sydney to Goulburn bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Sydney station.

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Goulburn is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs $27 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $60 and takes 3 h.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Goulburn.
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  • Distance: 105.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 32 min

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

Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney to Goulburn 3 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $28 and the journey takes 2 h 32 min. XPT also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Firefly Express operates a bus from Sydney to Goulburn once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h.

Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Goulburn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$19 - $28
1st Class
$27 - $40
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Goulburn
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $110
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$22 - $29
First
$30 - $40
Sleeper
$90 - $105
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Goulburn
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Sydney to Goulburn bus services, operated by Firefly Express, arrive at Goulburn station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Goulburn is 192 km. It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to drive from Sydney to Goulburn.

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There are 21+ hotels available in Goulburn. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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