There are 9 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.

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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

$76 - $252

Cheapest option

Fly to Ballina, bus  •  5 h 28 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 - $223

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Fly to Lismore  •  4 h 36 min

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

$142 - $302

Fly to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  7 h 4 min

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

$84 - $239

Fly to Brisbane, train, bus  •  7 h 50 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 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

$189 - $251

Bus  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Lismore

$75 - $110

Train  •  13 h 1 min

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

$77 - $111

Drive  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Lismore 460.1 miles

$65 - $95

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Lismore. Services depart once daily. 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 .

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 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 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 30 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 13 h 1 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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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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Qantas, Tigerair Australia, Jetstar and Virgin Australia offer flights from Sydney Airport to Gold Coast Airport.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Lismore.
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  • Distance: 371.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 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 23 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 18 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
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
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
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 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
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 30 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 Casino Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 38 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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $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
$19 - $24
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 to Lismore Transit Centre
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
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
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 Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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