There are 8 ways to get from Sydney to Lismore by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  5 h 53 min

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

$77 - $252

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  16 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St 100
  2. Take the bus from Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St to Taree Station, Coach Bay 150 / ...
  3. Take the train from Taree Station to Grafton Station 31 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Bent St At Through St to McLachlan Park, River St 380
  5. Take the bus from McLachlan Park, River St to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St 695

$59 - $88

6 alternative options

Fly to Lismore  •  4 h 36 min

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

$142 - $302

Fly to Ballina, bus  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Ballina (BNK) SYD - BNK
  2. Take the bus from Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange to Lismore Transit Centre

$63 - $224

Fly to Brisbane, train, bus  •  7 h 47 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 Transit Centre, Molesworth St

$83 - $261

Fly to Grafton, train  •  6 h 56 min

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

$190 - $254

Train  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Casino Station 31 / ...

$80 - $116

Drive  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Lismore 460.1 miles

$65 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Lismore is to bus and train which costs $75 - $120 and takes 16 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Lismore is to fly which costs $190 - $410 and takes 4 h 36 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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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Sydney to Lismore, including transfers.

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

Regional Express flies from Sydney to Lismore once daily. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney to Lismore twice daily. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 11 h 38 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
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
$100 - $470
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 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
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 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
$13 - $20
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$13 - $17
Standard
$15 - $20
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Grafton Station to Casino Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$10 - $15
1st Class
$14 - $21
Train from Central Station to Casino Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$75 - $120
1st Class
$100 - $160
Train from Taree Station to Grafton Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Lismore Transit Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange to Lismore Transit Centre
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Ballina Buslines
Website
buslinesgroup.com.au
Bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
buslinesgroup.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Blanch's Bus Company
Phone
(02) 6686 2144
Email
info@blanchs.com.au
Website
blanchs.com.au
Bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
blanchs.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Beenleigh Coach Stop to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St to Taree Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Port Stephens Coaches
Website
pscoaches.com.au
Bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
pscoaches.com.au
Busways Grafton
Website
busways.com.au
Bus from Bent St At Through St to McLachlan Park, River St
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
busways.com.au
Northern Rivers Buslines
Website
buslinesgroup.com.au
Bus from McLachlan Park, River St to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
buslinesgroup.com.au

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