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There are 7 ways to get from Sydney to Hamilton by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Mount Gambier, bus  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Mount Gambier (MGB) SYD - MGB
  2. Take the bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Hamilton Station/Station St

$210 - $548

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Bus  •  17 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne
  2. Take the bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
  3. Take the bus from Ballarat to Hamilton Station/Station St

$62 - $79

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Fly to Melbourne, train, bus  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) SYD - MEL
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat
  3. Take the bus from Ballarat to Hamilton Station/Station St

$80 - $269

Fly to Avalon, train, bus  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Avalon (AVV) SYD - AVV
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat
  3. Take the bus from Ballarat to Hamilton Station/Station St

$77 - $265

Train, bus  •  16 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat
  3. Take the bus from Ballarat to Hamilton Station/Station St

$78 - $192

Bus, train  •  19 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Station to Melbourne
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat
  3. Take the bus from Ballarat to Hamilton Station/Station St

$95 - $160

Drive  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Hamilton 712.2 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Hamilton is to bus which costs $85 - $120 and takes 17 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Hamilton is to fly and bus which costs $290 - $800 and takes 7 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Hamilton station. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Hamilton Station/Station St via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St and Ballarat. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 34 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Hamilton is 933 km. The road distance is 1139.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Hamilton without a car is to train and bus which takes 16 h 12 min and costs $110 - $270.

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It takes approximately 7 h 52 min to get from Sydney to Hamilton, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Sydney Airport to Mount Gambier Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Sydney to Hamilton bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Hamilton Station/Station St.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Hamilton is 1139 km. It takes approximately 12 h 3 min to drive from Sydney to Hamilton.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Hamilton.
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  • Distance: 583.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 52 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Hamilton, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Sydney to Hamilton via Melbourne, Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, and Ballarat in around 17 h 34 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Wagga Wagga, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Albury, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Canberra, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Train operators
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Bus operators
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East to Hamilton Station/Station St
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat to Hamilton Station/Station St
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.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 Central Station to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130

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Virgin Australia, Qantas and Regional Express offer flights from Sydney Airport to Mount Gambier Airport.

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There are 14+ hotels available in Hamilton. Prices start at $81 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 $17.

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