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There are 11 ways to get from Sydney to Nimbin by plane, bus, night 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.

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Fly Sydney to Gold Coast, bus  •  6 h 23 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

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Fly Sydney to Ballina, line 166 night bus  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Ballina (BNK) SYD - BNK
  2. Take the line 166 night bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St

$62 - $204

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Fly Sydney to Lismore, line 650 bus  •  6 h 5 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 Sydney to Coffs Harbour, bus  •  8 h 33 min

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

$84 - $239

Fly Sydney to Brisbane, train, line 760 bus, bus  •  9 h 31 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 Cahill Street
  4. Take the bus from Bilinga to Murwillumbah
  5. Take the bus from Brisbane St Before Wollumbin St to Nimbin Central School Near Thorburn St

Train to Newcastle, fly to Gold Coast  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Gold Coast (OOL) NTL - OOL

$73 - $285

Train  •  12 h 38 min

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

$132 - $179

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  14 h

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Lismore

$65 - $110

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  14 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Woodburn Gx243 / ...

$63 - $107

Train via Casino Station, Coach Bay  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Casino Station 33 / ...

$77 - $111

Drive  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Nimbin 479 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Nimbin is to bus which costs $95 - $150 and takes 14 h.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Nimbin is to fly and line 166 night bus which costs $85 - $290 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 - $260.

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 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 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $150 and takes 14 h.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Gold Coast Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Sydney to Nimbin bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Lismore station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Nimbin.
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  • Distance: 385.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 23 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 - $110 and the journey takes 12 h 5 min. Alternatively, Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Sydney to Nimbin once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $110 and the journey takes 12 h 30 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 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
Flights from Newcastle to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
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 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 20 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
Flights from Newcastle to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Ballina
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
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 - $20
Standard
$18 - $24
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
Train from Central Station to Kyogle Station
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$75 - $110
1st Class
$100 - $160
Train from Central Station to Casino Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$70 - $110
1st Class
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Gosel's Bus Service
Phone
+61 2 6677 9394
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Brisbane St Before Wollumbin St to Nimbin Central School Near Thorburn St
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Gosel's Bus Service
Waller's Bus Company
Phone
02 66 226 266
Website
wallersbus.com
Bus from Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St to Cullen St Before Sibley St
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Waller's Bus Company
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Night bus from Ballina Coach Stop, Tamar St to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Coffs Harbour to Lismore
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Bilinga to Murwillumbah
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Sydney to Lismore
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
Premier Motor Service
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$60 - $85
Flexifare
$75 - $110

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Nimbin is 766 km. It takes approximately 8 h 48 min to drive from Sydney to Nimbin.

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

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There are 41+ hotels available in Nimbin. Prices start at $74 USD 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 $17.

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