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There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to McLaren Vale by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Sydney, train  •  5h 52m

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

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Bus  •  25h 31m

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

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Train to Newcastle, fly  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Adelaide (ADL) NTL - ADL

Train  •  28h 45m

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

Drive  •  14h 54m

  1. Drive from Sydney to McLaren Vale 1386.8 km

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to McLaren Vale is to bus which costs $75 - $230 and takes 25h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to McLaren Vale is to fly and train which costs $140 - $400 and takes 5h 52m.

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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 - North East side via Albury, Stop W Grote St - South side and Zone B Noarlunga Centre Interchange - West side. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 31m.

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The distance between Sydney and McLaren Vale is 1169 km. The road distance is 1386.8 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to McLaren Vale without a car is to bus which takes 25h 31m and costs $75 - $230.

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It takes approximately 5h 52m to get from Sydney to McLaren Vale, including transfers.

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Sydney to McLaren Vale bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Sydney station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to McLaren Vale is to bus which takes 25h 31m and costs $75 - $230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $400 - $2,200 and takes 28h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Adelaide Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Sydney to McLaren Vale bus services, operated by V/Line, arrive at 85 Franklin St station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to McLaren Vale.
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  • Distance: 1168.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 52m

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

You can take a bus from Sydney to McLaren Vale via Albury, 85 Franklin St, Stop W Grote St - South side, and Zone B Noarlunga Centre Interchange - West side in around 25h 31m. Alternatively, Journey Beyond - Indian Pacific operates a train from Sydney Central Station to Adelaide Parklands once a week. Tickets cost $390 - $2,200 and the journey takes 26h 25m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Newcastle to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Newcastle to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Newcastle to Adelaide via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Newcastle to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Newcastle to Adelaide via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Newcastle to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Transport for NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
https://transportnsw.info/
Schedules at
https://transportnsw.info/routes/train
Opal card
$9 - $12
Opal single trip ticket
$11 - $15
Journey Beyond - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@journeybeyond.com
Website
journeybeyondrail.com.au
Train from Sydney Central Station to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
26h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$390 - $2,200
Book at
https://bookings.journeybeyondrail.com.au/
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$400
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$650 - $900
Low Gold Single Cabin
$700 - $950
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$850 - $1,100
GOLD TWIN
$850 - $1,300
GOLD SINGLE
$700 - $1,300
PLATINUM
$1,700 - $2,200
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Albury
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $210
Website
https://www.greyhound.com.au/
Schedules at
https://www.greyhound.com.au/timetables
Early Bird
$90 - $130
Advantage
$110 - $160
Flexible
$130 - $210
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Albury station
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Website
http://www.fireflyexpress.com.au
V/Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$16 - $23

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McLaren Vale is 30 min behind Sydney. It is currently 12:59 AM in Sydney and 12:29 AM in McLaren Vale.

Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to McLaren Vale is 1387 km. It takes approximately 14h 54m to drive from Sydney to McLaren Vale.

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Regional Express, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Adelaide Airport.

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There are 284+ hotels available in McLaren Vale. Prices start at $120 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $18 - $22.

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