There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to Hervey Bay by plane, train, bus 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  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Hervey Bay (HVB) SYD - HVB

$140 - $324

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  20 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay - Pialba Gx402 / ...

$121 - $258

3 alternative options

Train  •  20 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Maryborough West Tilt Train / ...

$142 - $209

Train, bus via Tamworth  •  26 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Hornsby Station to Muswellbrook Station 223
  2. Take the bus from Muswellbrook Station, Coach Stop to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 355
  3. Take the bus from Tamworth to Brisbane
  4. Take the bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay - Pialba

$147 - $298

Drive  •  13 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Hervey Bay 754.8 miles

$100 - $160

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

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Sydney to Hervey Bay every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sydney to Hervey Bay via Brisbane, Brisbane Roma Street, and Maryborough West in around 20 h 40 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
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
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Hornsby Station to Muswellbrook Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$24 - $40
1st Class
$30 - $50
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Maryborough West
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay - Pialba
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $120
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$25 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $50
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Muswellbrook Station, Coach Stop to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sydney and Hervey Bay is 966 km. The road distance is 1208 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Hervey Bay is to drive which costs $140 - $210 and takes 13 h 55 min.

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Hervey Bay is to fly which takes 3 h 17 min and costs $180 - $430.

It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Sydney to Hervey Bay, including transfers.