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There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to Goulburn by train, bus, night train or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2h 31m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Goulburn Station 633 / ...

$23 - $150

Cheapest option

Train via Campbelltown  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the train from Wynyard Station to Macarthur Station T8
  2. Take the train from Macarthur Station to Goulburn Station Shl

$23 - $31

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3h

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Goulburn Fe21

$58 - $64

Night train  •  2h 32m

  1. Take the night train from Central Station to Goulburn Station 621

$28 - $150

Drive  •  2h 6m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Goulburn 192 km

$21 - $35

Sydney to Goulburn by train

The train journey time between Sydney and Goulburn is around 2h 36m and covers a distance of around 213 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 31m. Operated by NSW TrainLink, XPT and Intercity Train, the Sydney to Goulburn train service departs from Central Station and arrives in Goulburn Station. Typically 30 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 36m
Fastest train time:
2h 31m
Train distance:
213 km
Trains per week:
30
Cheapest price:
$23
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:05
Last train departs at:
17:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sydney to Goulburn train schedules

Sydney → Goulburn
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Goulburn is 1800 020 080.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Goulburn is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 2h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Goulburn is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 2h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Goulburn. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at Goulburn Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 31m.

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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 2h 31m and costs $23 - $150.

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The train from Central Station to Goulburn Station takes 2h 31m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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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 NSW TrainLink, depart from Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Goulburn is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs $23 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $58 - $64 and takes 3h.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Goulburn.
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  • Distance: 168.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 31m

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

NSW TrainLink operates a train from Central Station to Goulburn Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 31m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Firefly Express operates a bus from Sydney to Goulburn 4 times a week. Tickets cost $58 - $64 and the journey takes 3h.

Train operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Goulburn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$29 - $45
First Class
$40 - $60
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Goulburn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $150
Website
XPT
Economy
$28 - $40
First
$40 - $55
Sleeper
$130 - $150
Intercity Train
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Goulburn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Macarthur Station to Goulburn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Goulburn
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$58 - $64
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 NSW TrainLink, arrive at Goulburn Station.

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

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