There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to Lightning Ridge by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly to Moree, drive  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Moree (MRZ) SYD - MRZ
  2. Drive from Moree to Lightning Ridge

$155 - $447

Cheapest option

Fly to Narrabri, drive  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Narrabri (NAA) SYD - NAA
  2. Drive from Narrabri to Lightning Ridge

$65 - $187

3 alternative options

Fly to Dubbo, bus  •  8 h

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Dubbo (DBO) SYD - DBO
  2. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St

$167 - $316

Train, bus  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Dubbo Station 427
  2. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St 513

$70 - $102

Drive  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Lightning Ridge 454.6 miles

$65 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Lightning Ridge is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 8 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Lightning Ridge is to fly and drive which costs $85 - $260 and takes 5 h 46 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Lightning Ridge is 580 km. The road distance is 727.4 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to get from Sydney to Lightning Ridge, including transfers.

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There are one+ hotels available in Lightning Ridge. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Lightning Ridge.
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  • Distance: 362.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 25 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Lightning Ridge, NSW, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Sydney to Lightning Ridge. However, you can take the train to International Airport Station, take the walk to Sydney airport, fly to Moree, then take the drive to Lightning Ridge. Alternatively, you can take the train to International Airport Station, take the walk to Sydney airport, fly to Dubbo, take the taxi to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay, then take the bus to Lightning Ridge.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Moree
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Sydney to Narrabri
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Dubbo Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$60 - $90
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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