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

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Fly to Katherine  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Katherine (KTR) SYD - KTR

$301 - $337

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Fly to Darwin, bus  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Darwin (DRW) SYD - DRW
  2. Take the bus from Palmerston to Katherine

$165 - $401

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Fly to Kununurra, bus  •  19 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Kununurra (KNX) SYD - KNX
  2. Take the bus from Kununurra to Katherine

$501 - $999

Bus via 85 Franklin St  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Albury station
  2. Take the bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
  3. Take the bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
  4. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Katherine

$315 - $512

Bus  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa
  3. Take the bus from Mount Isa to Tennant Creek
  4. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Katherine

$327 - $502

Train, bus  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
  2. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs
  3. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Katherine

$722 - $1,525

Drive  •  38 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Katherine 2260.1 miles

$320 - $470

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Katherine. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Katherine via Albury, Adelaide and Alice Springs. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 14 h.

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The distance between Sydney and Katherine is 2878 km. The road distance is 3616.1 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Katherine without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 14 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 37 min to get from Sydney to Katherine, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Katherine is to fly which takes 9 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 14 h.

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There is no direct flight from Sydney Airport to Katherine Airport. The quickest flight takes 13 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Sydney to Katherine bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Katherine station.

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Katherine is 30 min behind Sydney. It is currently 7:19 AM in Sydney and 5:49 AM in Katherine.

Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Katherine is 3616 km. It takes approximately 38 h 29 min to drive from Sydney to Katherine.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Katherine.
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  • Distance: 1798.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 37 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Katherine, NT, Australia?

Qantas, Airnorth and Jetstar fly from Sydney to Katherine 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Katherine via Albury station, Albury, 85 Franklin St, Adelaide, and Alice Springs in around 2 days 14 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Cairns
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Sydney to Kununurra via Darwin
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,600
Flights from Sydney to Kununurra via Brisbane, Broome
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,600
Flights from Sydney to Kununurra via Townsville, Darwin
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,700
Flights from Sydney to Kununurra via Perth, Broome
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,600
Flights from Sydney to Kununurra via Cairns, Darwin
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,600
Flights from Sydney to Kununurra via Melbourne, Broome
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,600
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Sydney to Katherine via Alice Springs, Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Katherine via Darwin
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Katherine via Brisbane, Darwin
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $290
Flights from Sydney to Katherine via Ngurah Rai, Darwin
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $470
Flights from Sydney to Katherine via Adelaide, Darwin
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $290
Flights from Sydney to Katherine via Melbourne, Darwin
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $290
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Cairns
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Kununurra via Perth
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,800
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $270
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
24 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$280 - $650
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$284
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$480 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $650
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Book at
Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$347
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$637
Low Gold Single Cabin
$698
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$827
Bus operators
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 Palmerston to Katherine
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$24 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50
Bus from Kununurra to Katherine
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$40 - $60
Flexifare
$50 - $75
Bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210
Bus from Alice Springs to Katherine
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$95 - $140
Flexifare
$110 - $160
Bus from Mount Isa to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Bus from Tennant Creek to Katherine
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $95
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Albury station
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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 Albury to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
28 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au

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Qantas, Airnorth and Jetstar offer flights from Sydney Airport to Katherine Airport.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Katherine. Prices start at $100 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 .

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