There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to Parkes by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Parkes  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Parkes (PKE) SYD - PKE

$165 - $339

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Train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Parkes Station 445

$40 - $60

3 alternative options

Fly to Orange, train  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Orange (OAG) SYD - OAG
  2. Take the train from Orange Station to Parkes Station

$173 - $319

Fly to Dubbo, bus  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Dubbo (DBO) SYD - DBO
  2. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Parkes Station, Coach Bay

$150 - $289

Drive  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Parkes 222.3 miles

$30 - $50

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at Parkes Station station. Services depart once a week, and operate Monday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Parkes is 292 km. The road distance is 355.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Parkes without a car is to train which takes 6 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Sydney to Parkes, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Parkes is to fly which takes 2 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Parkes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Sydney to Parkes train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Parkes Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Parkes is 356 km. It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to drive from Sydney to Parkes.

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Regional Express offers flights from Sydney Airport to Parkes Airport.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Parkes.
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  • Distance: 182.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 35 min

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

Regional Express flies from Sydney to Parkes twice daily. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney to Parkes once a week. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Parkes
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Sydney to Orange
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Flights from Sydney to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Orange Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$11 - $17
1st Class
$15 - $23
Train from Central Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Parkes Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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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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