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

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Fly, train  •  6 h 16 min

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

$71 - $311

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Bus  •  26 h 15 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

$106 - $138

Train  •  26 h 50 min

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

$290 - $658

Drive  •  15 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to McLaren Vale 855.3 miles

$120 - $180

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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 15 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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The best way to get from Sydney to McLaren Vale without a car is to bus which takes 26 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to get from Sydney to McLaren Vale, including transfers.

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Sydney to McLaren Vale bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Sydney station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to McLaren Vale is to bus which takes 26 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 26 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Adelaide Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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

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McLaren Vale is 30 min behind Sydney. It is currently 1:12 AM in Sydney and 12:42 AM in McLaren Vale.

Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to McLaren Vale is 1369 km. It takes approximately 15 h 8 min to drive from Sydney to McLaren Vale.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to McLaren Vale.
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  • Distance: 730.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 16 min

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 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 15 min. Alternatively, Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific operates a train from Sydney to McLaren Vale once a week. Tickets cost $280 - $650 and the journey takes 24 h 45 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Avalon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Avalon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $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 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$280 - $650
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$284
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$480 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $650
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
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

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. 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 long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
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 - $85
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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

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There are 138+ hotels available in McLaren Vale. Prices start at $96 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 23 min and costs .

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