There are 10 ways to get from Sydney to Nimbin by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Gold Coast (OOL) SYD - OOL
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane St Before Wollumbin St to Nimbin Central School Near Thorburn St

Cheapest option

Fly to Ballina, bus  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Ballina (BNK) SYD - BNK
  2. Take the bus from Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange to Lismore Transit Centre

$63 - $224

8 alternative options

Fly to Lismore, line 650 bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Lismore (LSY) SYD - LSY
  2. Take the line 650 bus from Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St to Cullen St Before Sibley St

Fly to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) SYD - CFS
  2. Take the bus from Coffs Harbour to Lismore

$86 - $239

Fly to Brisbane, train, line 760 bus, bus  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Brisbane (BNE) SYD - BNE
  2. Take the train from International Airport, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
  3. Take the line 760 bus from Varsity Lakes station to Wharf St at Tweed Mall
  4. Take the bus from Tweed Mall, Wharf St to Brisbane St Before Wollumbin St
  5. Take the bus from Brisbane St Before Wollumbin St to Nimbin Central School Near Thorburn St

Fly to Grafton, train  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Grafton (GFN) SYD - GFN
  2. Take the train from Grafton Station to Casino Station

$190 - $253

Train  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Kyogle Station 31

$134 - $182

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  14 h

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Lismore

$75 - $110

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  14 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Woodburn Gx243

$65 - $110

Drive  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Nimbin 479 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Nimbin is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 8 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Nimbin is to fly and bus which costs $85 - $310 and takes 6 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Nimbin. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Cullen St Before Sibley St via Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h.

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The distance between Sydney and Nimbin is 617 km. The road distance is 766.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Nimbin without a car is to train which takes 12 h 38 min and costs $180 - $250.

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Sydney to Nimbin, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Nimbin is to train which takes 12 h 38 min and costs $180 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $150 and takes 14 h.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Nimbin.
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  • Distance: 385.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 24 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Nimbin, NSW, Australia?

Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney to Nimbin once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 12 h 5 min. Alternatively, Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Sydney to Nimbin once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 12 h 30 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Sydney to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Lismore
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Grafton
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from International Airport, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$16 - $21
Standard
$19 - $24
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Grafton Station to Casino Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$10 - $15
1st Class
$14 - $21
Train from Central Station to Kyogle Station
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$75 - $120
1st Class
$100 - $160
Bus operators
Gosel's Bus Service
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Brisbane St Before Wollumbin St to Nimbin Central School Near Thorburn St
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
transportnsw.info
Waller's Bus Company
Website
wallersbus.com
Bus from Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St to Cullen St Before Sibley St
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
wallersbus.com
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Ballina CBD Tamar St Bus Interchange to Lismore Transit Centre
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Ballina Buslines
Website
buslinesgroup.com.au
Bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
buslinesgroup.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Ballina to Lismore Transit Centre
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Lismore
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Tweed Heads to Murwillumbah
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Lismore
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Blanch's Bus Company
Phone
(02) 6686 2144
Email
info@blanchs.com.au
Website
blanchs.com.au
Bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
blanchs.com.au
TRANSLink QLD
Surfside Buslines
Website
surfside.com.au
Bus from Tweed Mall, Wharf St to Brisbane St Before Wollumbin St
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
surfside.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 Sydney to Woodburn
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$60 - $90
Flexifare
$75 - $110

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