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There are 4 ways to get from Sydney to Lake Macquarie by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Dora Creek Station Central Coast and Newcastle Line

$14 - $20

Cheapest option

Train via Morisset Station  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Morisset Station Central Coast and Newcastle Line

$13 - $20

2 alternative options

Bus, train, line 275 bus  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Tuggerah Westfield Plaza
  2. Take the train from Wyong Station to Morisset Station
  3. Take the line 275 bus from Morisset Square, Yambo St to Watkins Rd Opp Wangi RSL Club 275 / ...

$17 - $26

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Lake Macquarie 79.6 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Lake Macquarie is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Lake Macquarie is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Lake Macquarie is 96 km. The road distance is 127.3 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Lake Macquarie without a car is to train which takes 3 h 19 min and costs $19 - $28.

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It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Sydney to Lake Macquarie, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Lake Macquarie is 127 km. It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to drive from Sydney to Lake Macquarie.

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There are 260+ hotels available in Lake Macquarie. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Lake Macquarie.
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  • Distance: 60.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia?

Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney to Lake Macquarie hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $17 and the journey takes 2 h 9 min.

Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Dora Creek Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$11 - $17
1st Class
$16 - $24
Train from Central Station to Morisset Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$11 - $17
1st Class
$15 - $23
Train from Wyong Station to Morisset Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$2 - $3
1st Class
$2 - $5
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Tuggerah Westfield Plaza
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Hunter Valley Buses
Website
hillsbus.com.au
Bus from Morisset Square, Yambo St to Watkins Rd Opp Wangi RSL Club
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
131500.com.au

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