There are 3 ways to get from Sydney to Katoomba by train, night bus, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 58m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Katoomba Station Bmt

$16 - $40

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Night bus, bus  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the night bus from Town Hall Station, Park St, Stand H to Penrith Station, Stand D N70
  2. Take the bus from Penrith Station, Stand E to Macquarie Rd Opp Springwood Station
  3. Take the bus from Macquarie Rd Opp Springwood Station to Waratah St Af Parke St

$10 - $16

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 24m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Katoomba 103.5 km

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Katoomba is to night bus and bus which costs $10 - $17 and takes 5h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Katoomba is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 1h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney station to Katoomba. However, there are services departing from Town Hall Station, Park St, Stand H and arriving at Waratah St Af Parke St via Penrith Station, Stand E and Macquarie Rd Opp Springwood Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at Katoomba Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 58m.

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The distance between Sydney and Katoomba is 85 km. The road distance is 103.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Katoomba without a car is to train which takes 1h 58m and costs $16 - $40.

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The train from Central Station to Katoomba Station takes 1h 58m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Sydney to Katoomba bus services, operated by Hillsbus, depart from Town Hall Station, Park St, Stand H.

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Sydney to Katoomba train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Central Station.

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What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Katoomba, NSW, Australia?

Transport NSW operates a train from Central Station to Katoomba Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $40 and the journey takes 1h 58m. Intercity Train also services this route 4 times a day.

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).

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Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Katoomba Station
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$20 - $26
First Class
$28 - $40
Intercity Train
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Katoomba Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus operators
Hillsbus
Phone
(02) 9890 0000
Email
customer.service@cdcbus.com.au
Website
hillsbus.com.au
Night bus from Town Hall Station, Park St, Stand H to Penrith Station, Stand D
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Hillsbus
Blue Mountains Transit
Phone
131 500
Website
hillsbus.com.au
Bus from Penrith Station, Stand E to Macquarie Rd Opp Springwood Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Blue Mountains Transit
Bus from Macquarie Rd Opp Springwood Station to Waratah St Af Parke St
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Blue Mountains Transit

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Sydney to Katoomba bus services, operated by Blue Mountains Transit, arrive at Waratah St Af Parke St station.

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Sydney to Katoomba train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Katoomba Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Katoomba is 103 km. It takes approximately 1h 24m to drive from Sydney to Katoomba.

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There are 295+ hotels available in Katoomba. Prices start at $175 AUD per night.

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