There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to Grafton by plane, bus, train 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 Grafton  •  3 h 1 min

  1. SYD - GFN

$181 - $237

Cheapest option

Train via Fassifern Station  •  13 h 10 min

  1. Central Coast and Newcastle Line
  2. 31 / ...

$66 - $108

3 alternative options

Fly to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  5 h 3 min

  1. SYD - CFS

$76 - $225

Train  •  10 h 8 min

  1. 31 / ...

$65 - $100

Drive  •  6 h 50 min

  1. 383.3 miles

$50 - $80

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

Regional Express flies from Sydney to Grafton twice daily. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney to Grafton 3 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $100 and the journey takes 10 h 8 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Grafton
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Grafton Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$65 - $100
1st Class
$90 - $140
Train from Central Station to Fassifern Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$13 - $20
1st Class
$19 - $28
Train from Fassifern Station to Grafton Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$50 - $80
1st Class
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Ryans Bus Service
Website
ryansbusservice.com.au
Bus from Park Av At Little St to Prince St Near Pound St
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
ryansbusservice.com.au

Want to know more about travelling around Australia

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

The distance between Sydney and Grafton is 492 km. The road distance is 613 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Grafton is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 6 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Grafton is to fly which takes 3 h 1 min and costs $240 - $320.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station and arriving at Grafton Station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 8 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from Sydney to Grafton, including transfers.