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

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Fly to Mount Isa  •  6 h 50 min

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

$298 - $932

Cheapest option

Fly to Cloncurry, bus  •  9 h 3 min

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

$191 - $343

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Train, bus via Tamworth Station  •  42 h 52 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

$230 - $317

Train, bus  •  43 h 32 min

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

$211 - $311

Bus  •  46 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa

$222 - $313

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

$331 - $541

Drive  •  26 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Mount Isa 1457.1 miles

$200 - $300

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Mount Isa. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Mount Isa via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 h 55 min.

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Mount Isa without a car is to train and bus which takes 42 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to get from Sydney to Mount Isa, including transfers.

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Sydney to Mount Isa bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Sydney station.

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Sydney to Mount Isa train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Mount Isa is to fly which takes 6 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 46 h 55 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 2 days 6 h.

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There is no direct flight from Sydney Airport to Mount Isa Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Sydney to Mount Isa bus services, operated by Bus Queensland, arrive at Mount Isa station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Mount Isa.
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  • Distance: 1162.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 50 min

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

Qantas, Virgin Australia and three other airlines fly from Sydney to Mount Isa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Mount Isa via Brisbane in around 46 h 55 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Mount Isa via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 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 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Mount Isa via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Mount Isa via Townsville
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $400
Flights from Sydney to Mount Isa via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Cloncurry via Townsville
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Flights from Sydney to Cloncurry via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $290
Flights from Sydney to Cloncurry via Cairns, Townsville
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Cloncurry via Toowoomba, Townsville
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
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 17 min
When
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
$35 - $60
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$35 - $60
1st Class
$50 - $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
$120 - $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
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $250
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$250
B-Quick
$138
Train from Townsville station to Mount Isa station
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
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Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqld.com.au
Bus from Cloncurry to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Toowoomba to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
25 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
28 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
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 and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Cloncurry to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $24
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
$83
Schedules at
crisps.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Sydney to Mount Isa train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Mount Isa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Mount Isa is 2331 km. It takes approximately 26 h 45 min to drive from Sydney to Mount Isa.

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Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Mount Isa Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Mount Isa. Prices start at $64 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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