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There are 9 ways to get from Sydney to Lakes Entrance by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Canberra  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra
  2. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Police Station/Roadknight St Melbourne Via Bairnsdale / ...

$61 - $83

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Central Station to Cooma Gx200
  2. Take the bus from Centennial Park/Bombala St to Police Station/Roadknight St Melbourne Via Bairnsdale / ...

$52 - $92

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Train, bus  •  12 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Canberra Station 633 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Police Station/Roadknight St Melbourne Via Bairnsdale / ...

$59 - $86

Drive  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Lakes Entrance 437.2 miles

$60 - $90

Fly to Cooma, bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Cooma (OOM) SYD - OOM
  2. Take the bus from Centennial Park/Bombala St to Police Station/Roadknight St

$181 - $416

Fly to Moruya, bus  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Moruya (MYA) SYD - MYA
  2. Take the bus from Apex Park/Princes Hwy to Post Office/Princes Hwy

$173 - $320

Fly to Merimbula, bus  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Merimbula (MIM) SYD - MIM
  2. Take the bus from Bennet Lane to Post Office/Princes Hwy

$159 - $306

Fly to Canberra, bus  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Canberra (CBR) SYD - CBR
  2. Take the bus from Canberra Airport to Cooma
  3. Take the bus from Centennial Park/Bombala St to Police Station/Roadknight St

$131 - $284

Fly to Melbourne, train  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) SYD - MEL
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Bairnsdale

$93 - $284

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Lakes Entrance is to bus which costs $70 - $130 and takes 13 h.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Lakes Entrance is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 8 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Lakes Entrance station. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Police Station/Roadknight St via Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 15 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Lakes Entrance is 532 km. The road distance is 699.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Lakes Entrance without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 15 min and costs $85 - $120.

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It takes approximately 11 h 15 min to get from Sydney to Lakes Entrance, including transfers.

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Sydney to Lakes Entrance bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, depart from Sydney station.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Cooma Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Sydney to Lakes Entrance bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Police Station/Roadknight St.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Lakes Entrance is 700 km. It takes approximately 8 h 8 min to drive from Sydney to Lakes Entrance.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Lakes Entrance.
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  • Distance: 332.5 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 15 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Lakes Entrance, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Sydney to Lakes Entrance via Canberra and Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave in around 11 h 15 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Cooma
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Moruya
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Sydney to Merimbula
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Canberra Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
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
Train from Southern Cross to Bairnsdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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Murrays Coaches
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 Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Police Station/Roadknight St
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Centennial Park/Bombala St to Police Station/Roadknight St
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Apex Park/Princes Hwy to Post Office/Princes Hwy
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Bennet Lane to Post Office/Princes Hwy
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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 Central Station to Cooma
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$30 - $50
Flexifare
$40 - $60
Bus from Canberra Airport to Cooma
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $23

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Regional Express offers flights from Sydney Airport to Cooma Airport.

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There are 172+ hotels available in Lakes Entrance. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $17.

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