There are 7 ways to get from Sydney to Lightning Ridge by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  11h 56m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Dubbo Station 427
  2. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 3 to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St 513 / ...

$83 - $141

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Night bus, bus  •  14h 50m

  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 Lithgow Station, Railway Pde
  3. Take the bus from Lithgow Station, Railway Pde, Bay 1 to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 1 569 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 3 to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St 513

$80 - $117

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Drive  •  8h 49m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Lightning Ridge 727.4 km

$95 - $150

Fly Sydney to Moree, bus  •  8h 23m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Moree (MRZ) SYD - MRZ
  2. Take the bus from Moree Town Coach Stop, Auburn St to Walgett Coach Stop, Euroka St
  3. Take the bus from Walgett Coach Stop, Euroka St to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St

$197 - $497

Train to Dubbo Airport, fly to Lightning Ridge  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Dubbo Station
  2. Take the plane from Dubbo Airport to Lightning Ridge

$240 - $287

Fly Sydney to Orange, train, bus  •  10h 36m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Orange (OAG) SYD - OAG
  2. Take the train from Orange Station to Dubbo Station
  3. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 3 to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St

$220 - $513

Fly Sydney to Narrabri, train, bus  •  10h 40m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Narrabri (NAA) SYD - NAA
  2. Take the train from Narrabri Station to Moree Station
  3. Take the bus from Moree Town Coach Stop, Auburn St to Walgett Coach Stop, Euroka St
  4. Take the bus from Walgett Coach Stop, Euroka St to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St

$345 - $572

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Lightning Ridge is to night bus and bus which costs $80 - $120 and takes 14h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Lightning Ridge is to fly and bus which costs $190 - $500 and takes 8h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney station to Lightning Ridge. However, there are services departing from Town Hall Station, Park St, Stand H and arriving at Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St via Penrith Station, Stand E, Lithgow Station, Railway Pde, Bay 1 and Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 50m.

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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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The best way to get from Sydney to Lightning Ridge without a car is to train and bus which takes 11h 56m and costs $80 - $150.

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It takes approximately 11h 56m to get from Sydney to Lightning Ridge, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Moree Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Sydney to Lightning Ridge bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Lightning Ridge is 727 km. It takes approximately 8h 49m to drive from Sydney to Lightning Ridge.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Lightning Ridge.
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  • Distance: 579.7 km
  • Duration: 11h 56m

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 Dubbo Station, take the walk to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 3, then take the bus to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Sydney to Lightning Ridge via Penrith Station, Stand D, Penrith Station, Stand E, Lithgow Station, Railway Pde, Bay 1, and Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 3 in around 14h 50m.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Orange
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Moree
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Fly Corporate
Website
flycorporate.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Narrabri
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $440
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).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Dubbo Station
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$45 - $65
First Class
$65 - $90
Train from Orange Station to Dubbo Station
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$22 - $29
First Class
$30 - $45
Train from Narrabri Station to Moree Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$19 - $25
First Class
$26 - $35
Bus 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).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 3 to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Penrith Station, Stand E to Lithgow Station, Railway Pde
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Lithgow Station, Railway Pde, Bay 1 to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 1
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Moree Town Coach Stop, Auburn St to Walgett Coach Stop, Euroka St
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Walgett Coach Stop, Euroka St to Lightning Ridge Coach Stop, Morilla St
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Other operators
Air Link Pty Ltd
Phone
+61 2 6884 2435
Email
ops@airlinkairlines.com.au
Website
airlinkairlines.com.au
Plane from Dubbo Airport to Lightning Ridge
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$158
Schedules at
airlinkairlines.com.au

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Qantas offers flights from Sydney Airport to Moree Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Lightning Ridge. Prices start at $150 AUD 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 $18.

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