There are 9 ways to get from Sydney to Macksville by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 53 min

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

$50 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Urunga Gx244

$46 - $82

7 alternative options

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Macksville

$50 - $70

Drive  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Macksville 294.9 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) SYD - CFS
  2. Take the bus from Toormina Shopping Centre to Pacific Hwy

$59 - $205

Fly to Port Macquarie, bus  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Port Macquarie (PQQ) SYD - PQQ
  2. Take the bus from Port Macquarie to Macksville

$107 - $223

Fly to Taree, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Taree (TRO) SYD - TRO
  2. Take the train from Taree Station to Macksville Station

$82 - $369

Fly to Grafton, train  •  6 h 5 min

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

$190 - $252

Fly to Armidale, bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Armidale (ARM) SYD - ARM
  2. Take the bus from University of New England to Urunga

$165 - $366

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Macksville is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Macksville is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sydney and arriving at Macksville. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at Macksville Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 53 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Macksville is 386 km. The road distance is 471.9 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Macksville without a car is to train which takes 7 h 53 min and costs $70 - $110.

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The train from Central Station to Macksville Station takes 7 h 53 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Macksville is to train which takes 7 h 53 min and costs $70 - $110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $95 and takes 8 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Coffs Harbour Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Macksville.
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  • Distance: 241.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 53 min

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

Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney to Macksville 3 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 7 h 53 min. Alternatively, Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Sydney to Macksville once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $70 and the journey takes 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Sydney to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Sydney to Port Macquarie
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Grafton
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Sydney to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Taree
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Macksville Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$50 - $75
1st Class
$70 - $110
Train from Taree Station to Macksville Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$16 - $24
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Grafton Station to Macksville Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$13 - $20
1st Class
$18 - $27
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Macksville
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Port Macquarie to Macksville
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
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 Urunga
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$40 - $65
Flexifare
$55 - $80
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Toormina Shopping Centre to Pacific Hwy
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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