There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to Katherine 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 Katherine  •  9 h 7 min

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

$262 - $312

Cheapest option

Fly to Darwin, bus  •  12 h 49 min

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

$165 - $401

3 alternative options

Bus  •  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

$331 - $529

Train  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands Indian Pacific
  2. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Katherine The Ghan

$907 - $1,992

Drive  •  38 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Katherine 2260.1 miles

$320 - $470

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Katherine is to fly and bus which costs $220 - $550 and takes 12 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Katherine is to fly which costs $350 - $430 and takes 9 h 7 min.

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

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It takes approximately 9 h 7 min to get from Sydney to Katherine, including transfers.

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

Qantas, Airnorth and two other airlines 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 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Sydney to Katherine via Alice Springs, Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Katherine via Darwin
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Katherine via Brisbane, Darwin
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $260
Flights from Sydney to Katherine via Melbourne, Darwin
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $290
Flights from Sydney to Katherine via Adelaide, Darwin
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $290
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 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
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 Adelaide
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h
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 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$295
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $850
Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Katherine
Ave. Duration
44 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$600 - $1,300
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$617
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,134
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,211
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,432
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Palmerston to Katherine
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$24 - $35
Flexifare
$35 - $50
Bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220
Bus from Alice Springs to Katherine
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$100 - $150
Flexifare
$120 - $170
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
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 - $90
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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