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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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Train to Newcastle, fly  •  9h 17m

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

Bus  •  25h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Albury Gx233 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St Adelaide - Sydney Via Albury

Train  •  28h 44m

  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
Sydney → McLaren Vale
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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to McLaren Vale is to fly and train which costs $120 - $350 and takes 5h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to McLaren Vale is to fly and train which costs $120 - $350 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 30m.

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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 30m and costs $160 - $310.

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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 30m and costs $160 - $310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $400 - $2,200 and takes 28h 44m.

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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 30m. Alternatively, Great Southern Rail - 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
$210 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Avalon
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Newcastle to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Newcastle to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Newcastle to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Avalon
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Newcastle to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
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 Hamilton Station
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$9 - $12
Opal single trip ticket
$11 - $15
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@journeybeyondrail.com.au
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
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Journey Beyond
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

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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Albury
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $170
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$85 - $130
Advantage
$100 - $160
Premium
$110 - $170
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Albury station
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
V-Line

V/Line provides passenger rail and coach services to regional destinations across Victoria, Australia. Services go to/from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on coach travel and long-distance train services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have tray tables and larger reclining seats with more leg room.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$100 - $140

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McLaren Vale is 30 min behind Sydney. It is currently 9:16 AM in Sydney and 8:46 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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Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Adelaide Airport.

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There are 71+ hotels available in McLaren Vale. Prices start at $150 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 - $21.

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