There are 7 ways to get from Sydney to Mount Isa by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Mount Isa  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Mount Isa (ISA) SYD - ISA

$299 - $933

Cheapest option

Fly to Cloncurry, bus  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Cloncurry (CNJ) SYD - CNJ
  2. Take the bus from Cloncurry to Mount Isa

$193 - $343

5 alternative options

Train, bus via Tamworth Station  •  41 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Hornsby Station to Tamworth Station 223
  2. Take the bus from Tamworth to Toowoomba
  3. Take the bus from Toowoomba to Mount Isa

$247 - $319

Train, bus  •  41 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa Bq201/Bq202

$214 - $314

Bus  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra
  2. Take the bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 781
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 791
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 361
  5. Take the bus from Tamworth to Toowoomba
  6. Take the bus from Toowoomba to Mount Isa

$288 - $388

Train  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville
  3. Take the train from Townsville station to Mount Isa station

$354 - $564

Drive  •  26 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Mount Isa 1457.1 miles

$200 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Mount Isa is to drive which costs $280 - $410 and takes 26 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Mount Isa is to fly which costs $400 - $1,300 and takes 6 h 25 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Mount Isa is 1861 km. The road distance is 2331.3 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to get from Sydney to Mount Isa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Mount Isa. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Mount Isa via Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row, Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay, Dubbo Station, Coach Bay, Tamworth and Toowoomba. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Sydney station to Mount Isa station. However, there are services departing from Central Station and arriving at Mount Isa station via Brisbane Roma Street and Townsville station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6 h.

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What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Mount Isa, QLD, Australia?

Qantas, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Sydney to Mount Isa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Mount Isa via Canberra, Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row, Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay, Dubbo Station, Coach Bay, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, Tamworth, and Toowoomba in around 2 days 3 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Mount Isa via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Mount Isa via Townsville
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $400
Flights from Sydney to Mount Isa via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Mount Isa via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Mount Isa via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Mount Isa via Adelaide, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Cloncurry via Townsville
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $290
Flights from Sydney to Cloncurry via Cairns, Townsville
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Cloncurry via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $290
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Mount Isa via Brisbane, Cloncurry
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,100
Flights from Sydney to Cloncurry via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Hornsby Station to Tamworth Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $80
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville
Ave. Duration
17 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$257
B-Quick
$142
Train from Townsville station to Mount Isa station
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqld.com.au
Bus from Cloncurry to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Toowoomba to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
24 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
26 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Cloncurry to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$17 - $25
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Tamworth to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85
Schedules at
crisps.com.au
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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