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There are 6 ways to get from Sydney to Hunter valley by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Hamilton Station Ccn
  2. Take the train from Hamilton Station to Branxton Station Hun

$61 - $79

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Morisset Station Ccn
  2. Take the bus from Station St After Yambo St to Hunter Valley Grammar School, Norfolk St 6640

$15 - $23

4 alternative options

Train via Hunter Valley Grammar School, South Seas Dr  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Maitland Station 31 / ...

$32 - $49

Train via Victoria Street Station  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Hamilton Station Ccn

$24 - $37

Bus, line 140 bus, line 145 bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Central Station, Eddy Av, Stand D to Newcastle Interchange, Stand B
  2. Take the line 140 bus from Newcastle Interchange, Stand A to Raymond Terrace Shopping Centre, Sturgeon St 140
  3. Take the line 145 bus from Raymond Terrace Shopping Centre, Sturgeon St to Hunter Valley Grammar School, Norfolk St 145
  4. Take the bus from Hunter Valley Grammar School, South Seas Dr to Pokolbin Village, Broke Rd

$18 - $27

Drive  •  1h 56m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Hunter valley 161.1 km

$18 - $27

Sydney to Hunter valley by train and bus

The journey time between Sydney and Hunter valley is around 6h 20m and covers a distance of around 246 km. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 20m. Operated by NSW TrainLink, Hunter Valley Buses and Rover Coaches, the Sydney to Hunter valley service departs from Central Station and arrives in Pokolbin Village, Broke Rd. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 20m
Fastest journey time:
6h 20m
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$32
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:30
Last service departs at:
09:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sydney to Hunter valley train and bus schedules

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Hunter valley is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Hunter valley is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 15 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Hunter valley is to train and bus which costs $14 - $24 and takes 6h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Hunter valley is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 1h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney station to Hunter valley. However, there are services departing from Central Station, Eddy Av, Stand D and arriving at Pokolbin Village, Broke Rd via Newcastle Interchange, Stand A, Raymond Terrace Shopping Centre, Sturgeon St and Hunter Valley Grammar School, South Seas Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 30m.

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It is 122 km from Sydney to Hunter valley. It is approximately 161.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Hunter valley without a car is to train which takes 4h 53m and costs $60 - $80.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Sydney to Hunter valley, including transfers.

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Sydney to Hunter valley bus services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Central Station, Eddy Av, Stand D.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Hunter valley is to train which takes 4h 53m and costs $60 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus and line 140 bus and line 145 bus, which costs $17 - $27 and takes 6h 30m.

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Sydney to Hunter valley bus services, operated by Rover Coaches, arrive at Pokolbin Village, Broke Rd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Hunter valley is 161 km. It takes approximately 1h 56m to drive from Sydney to Hunter valley.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Hunter valley.
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  • Distance: 121.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Hunter valley, NSW, Australia?

You can take a train from Sydney to Hunter valley via Hamilton Station and Branxton Station in around 4h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Hunter valley via Newcastle Interchange, Stand B, Newcastle Interchange, Stand A, Raymond Terrace Shopping Centre, Sturgeon St, Hunter Valley Grammar School, Norfolk St, and Hunter Valley Grammar School, South Seas Dr in around 6h 30m.

Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$9 - $12
Opal single trip ticket
$11 - $15
Train from Central Station to Morisset Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$7 - $11
Opal single trip ticket
$9 - $13
Intercity Train
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Hamilton Station to Branxton Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
transportnsw.info
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Maitland Station
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Hunter Valley Buses
Phone
(02) 4935 7200
Email
hvbinfo@cdcbus.com.au
Website
hillsbus.com.au
Bus from Station St After Yambo St to Hunter Valley Grammar School, Norfolk St
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Hunter Valley Buses
Bus from Newcastle Interchange, Stand A to Raymond Terrace Shopping Centre, Sturgeon St
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Hunter Valley Buses
Bus from Raymond Terrace Shopping Centre, Sturgeon St to Hunter Valley Grammar School, Norfolk St
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Hunter Valley Buses
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Central Station, Eddy Av, Stand D to Newcastle Interchange, Stand B
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Transport NSW
Rover Coaches
Phone
(02) 4990 1699
Email
rover@rovercoaches.com.au
Website
rovercoaches.com.au
Bus from Hunter Valley Grammar School, South Seas Dr to Pokolbin Village, Broke Rd
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Rover Coaches

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