There are 4 ways to get from Sydney to McLaren Vale by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly, train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Adelaide (ADL) SYD - ADL
  2. Take the train from Adelaide station to Seaford station

$71 - $311

3 alternative options

Train  •  26 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands Indian Pacific

$300 - $680

Bus  •  26 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Albury station Fe21
  2. Take the bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St Adelaide - Sydney Via Albury

$107 - $144

Drive  •  15 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to McLaren Vale 855.3 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to McLaren Vale is to bus which costs $140 - $200 and takes 26 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to McLaren Vale is to fly and train which costs $95 - $430 and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The distance between Sydney and McLaren Vale is 1169 km. The road distance is 1368.5 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to get from Sydney to McLaren Vale, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to McLaren Vale. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Stop 91 Main Rd - East side via Albury, Stop W Grote St - South side and Zone B Noarlunga Centre Interchange - West side. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 16 min.

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What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and McLaren Vale, SA, Australia?

Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific operates a train from Sydney to McLaren Vale twice a week. Tickets cost $290 - $700 and the journey takes 24 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to McLaren Vale via Albury station, Albury, 85 Franklin St, Stop W Grote St - South side, Zone G Noarlunga Centre Interchange - East side, and Zone B Noarlunga Centre Interchange - West side in around 26 h 16 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Train operators
Adelaide Metro (Torrens Transit)
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
24 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$294
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$490 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $850
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Albury station
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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