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There are 11 ways to get from Sydney to Lismore by plane, bus, night bus, train 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.

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Fly Sydney to Gold Coast, bus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Gold Coast (OOL) SYD - OOL
  2. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Lismore Transit Centre

$76 - $252

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Fly Sydney to Ballina, line 166 night bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Ballina (BNK) SYD - BNK
  2. Take the line 166 night bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St

$62 - $204

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Fly Sydney to Lismore  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Lismore (LSY) SYD - LSY

$142 - $302

Fly Sydney to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) SYD - CFS
  2. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Lismore

$84 - $239

Fly Sydney to Brisbane, train, bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Brisbane (BNE) SYD - BNE
  2. Take the train from International Airport, platform 1 to Beenleigh, platform 1
  3. Take the bus from Beenleigh Coach Stop to Lismore Station, Coach Bay

$81 - $259

Fly Sydney to Grafton, train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Grafton (GFN) SYD - GFN
  2. Take the train from Grafton Station to Casino Station

$189 - $251

Train to Newcastle, fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Gold Coast (OOL) NTL - OOL
  3. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Lismore Transit Centre

$96 - $316

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Lismore

$75 - $110

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Woodburn Gx243 / ...

$63 - $107

Train  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Casino Station 33 / ...

$77 - $111

Drive  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Lismore 460.1 miles

$65 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Lismore is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 8 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Lismore is to fly which costs $190 - $430 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Lismore. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 30 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Lismore is 595 km. The road distance is 736.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Lismore without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 30 min and costs $100 - $150.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Sydney to Lismore, including transfers.

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Sydney to Lismore bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Sydney station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Lismore is to fly which takes 4 h 35 min and costs $190 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $150 and takes 12 h 30 min, you could also train, which costs $100 - $160 and takes 12 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Gold Coast Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Sydney to Lismore bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Lismore station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Lismore.
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  • Distance: 371.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Lismore, NSW, Australia?

Regional Express flies from Sydney to Lismore once daily. Alternatively, Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Sydney to Lismore once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 12 h 30 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Newcastle to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Newcastle to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Lismore
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Grafton
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from International Airport, platform 1 to Beenleigh, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$12 - $16
Standard
$14 - $19
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Grafton Station to Casino Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$10 - $15
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
Train from Central Station to Casino Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$70 - $110
1st Class
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Lismore Transit Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Night bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Beenleigh Coach Stop to Lismore Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Lismore
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Lismore
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
premierms.com.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 Sydney to Woodburn
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$60 - $85
Flexifare
$75 - $110

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Lismore is 736 km. It takes approximately 8 h 19 min to drive from Sydney to Lismore.

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Tigerair Australia, Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia offer flights from Sydney Airport to Gold Coast Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Lismore. Prices start at $77 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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