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There are 7 ways to get from Sydney to Noosa Heads by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly to Maroochydore  •  4h 51m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Maroochydore (MCY) SYD - MCY

$108 - $285

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Train, bus  •  17h 22m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Noosa Junction Gx443 / ...

$94 - $145

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Fly to Gold Coast, shuttle  •  8h 12m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Gold Coast (OOL) SYD - OOL
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Noosa Heads

$153 - $578

Fly to Brisbane, train, bus  •  7h 52m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Brisbane (BNE) SYD - BNE
  2. Take the train from Eagle Junction station, platform 4 to Nambour station, platform 1
  3. Take the bus from Nambour station to Sunshine Beach Rd at Noosa Plaza

$119 - $267

Bus  •  18h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Gx244
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Noosa Junction Gx443 / ...

$159 - $268

Bus, train  •  22h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  2. Take the train from Roma Street station, platform 9 to Nambour station, platform 1
  3. Take the bus from Nambour station to Sunshine Beach Rd at Noosa Plaza 631 / ...

$97 - $151

Drive  •  11h 27m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Noosa Heads 1044.7 km

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Noosa Heads is to train and bus which costs $90 - $150 and takes 17h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Noosa Heads is to fly which costs $100 - $290 and takes 4h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Noosa Heads. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Noosa Junction via King George Square, 1E and Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 43m.

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The distance between Sydney and Noosa Heads is 850 km. The road distance is 1044.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Noosa Heads without a car is to train and bus which takes 17h 22m and costs $90 - $150.

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It takes approximately 4h 51m to get from Sydney to Noosa Heads, including transfers.

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Sydney to Noosa Heads bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Sydney station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Noosa Heads is to fly which takes 4h 51m and costs $100 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $270 and takes 18h 43m.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Maroochydore Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Sydney to Noosa Heads bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Noosa Junction station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Noosa Heads.
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  • Distance: 849.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 51m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Noosa Heads, QLD, Australia?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Sydney to Noosa Heads 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Noosa Heads via Brisbane, King George Square, 1E, Roma Street busway, platform 1, and Brisbane in around 18h 43m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Maroochydore via Canberra
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $310
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $800
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $800
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Eagle Junction station, platform 4 to Nambour station, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Train from Roma Street station, platform 9 to Nambour station, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
TRANSLink QLD
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Bus operators
Coast 2 Coast Bus Service
Phone
+61 (0) 435 031 564
Email
info@coast2coastbuses.com
Website
coast2coastbuses.com
Shuttle from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Noosa Heads
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Schedules at
coast2coastbuses.com
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Bus from Nambour station to Sunshine Beach Rd at Noosa Plaza
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
TRANSLink QLD
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Noosa Junction
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$30 - $45
Premium
$30 - $50
Advantage
$30 - $40
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$130 - $160
Premium
$160 - $220
Advantage
$170 - $200
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Noosa Heads Junction
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Noosa Heads is 1h behind Sydney. It is currently 12:48 PM in Sydney and 11:48 AM in Noosa Heads.

Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Noosa Heads is 1045 km. It takes approximately 11h 27m to drive from Sydney to Noosa Heads.

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

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There are 272+ hotels available in Noosa Heads. Prices start at $125 AUD 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 $18.

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