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There are 4 ways to get from Sydney to Lithgow by bus, train, night train or car

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Bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Lithgow

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Night train  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the night train from Central Station to Lithgow Station Bmt

$8 - $12

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 47m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Lithgow Station Bmt / ...

$8 - $35

Drive  •  1h 58m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Lithgow 138.4 km

$15 - $23

Sydney to Lithgow by bus

The bus journey time between Sydney and Lithgow is around 2h 47m and covers a distance of around 140 km. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 45m. Services are operated by Australia Wide Coaches. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2h 47m
Fastest bus time:
2h 45m
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
15:40
Last bus departs at:
17:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sydney to Lithgow bus schedules

Sydney → Lithgow
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lithgow is 1800 020 080.

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The social distance requirement in Lithgow is 1.5 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Lithgow is to night train which costs $8 - $12 and takes 2h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Lithgow is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 1h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Lithgow. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at Lithgow Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 47m.

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The distance between Sydney and Lithgow is 106 km. The road distance is 138.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Lithgow without a car is to bus which takes 2h 45m and costs .

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The bus from Sydney to Lithgow takes 2h 45m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Sydney to Lithgow bus services, operated by Australia Wide Coaches, depart from Sydney station.

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Sydney to Lithgow train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Lithgow is to bus which takes 2h 45m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $8 - $35 and takes 2h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Lithgow.
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  • Distance: 106.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 45m

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

Australia Wide Coaches operates a bus from Sydney to Lithgow once daily, and the journey takes 2h 45m. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Central Station to Lithgow Station hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 2h 47m. Two other operators also service this route.

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 Lithgow Station
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$8 - $12
Opal single trip ticket
$10 - $14
Intercity Train
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Lithgow Station
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
transportnsw.info
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Lithgow Station
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Australia Wide Coaches
Phone
02 9516 1300
Email
info@austwidecoaches.com.au
Website
austwidecoaches.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Lithgow
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
austwidecoaches.com.au

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Sydney to Lithgow bus services, operated by Australia Wide Coaches, arrive at Lithgow station.

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Sydney to Lithgow train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Lithgow Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Lithgow is 138 km. It takes approximately 1h 58m to drive from Sydney to Lithgow.

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