There are 3 ways to get from Sydney to Lake Macquarie by train, bus 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

Train  •  3 h 10 min

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

$14 - $20

2 alternative options

Line 288 bus, train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the line 288 bus from Wynyard Station, Clarence St, Stand R to Epping Station, Cambridge St, Stand B 288 / ...
  2. Take the train from Epping Station to Morisset Station Central Coast and Newcastle Line

$15 - $22

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Lake Macquarie 79.6 miles

$11 - $17

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 $12 - $18 and the journey takes 1 h 51 min.

Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Morisset Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$12 - $18
1st Class
$16 - $24
Train from Epping Station to Morisset Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Wynyard Station, Clarence St, Stand R to Epping Station, Cambridge St, Stand B
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sydney and Lake Macquarie is 96 km. The road distance is 127 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Lake Macquarie is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 1 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Lake Macquarie is to drive which takes 1 h 35 min and costs $15 - $22.

It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Sydney to Lake Macquarie, including transfers.