There are 6 ways to get from Sydney to Parkes by plane, car or train

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Fly to Parkes  •  2h 34m

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

$178 - $352

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Train  •  6h 30m

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

$45 - $85

4 alternative options

Fly to Dubbo, drive  •  3h 53m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Dubbo (DBO) SYD - DBO
  2. Drive from Dubbo to Parkes

$183 - $331

Fly to Orange, train  •  5h 14m

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

$174 - $483

Train via Katoomba  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Katoomba Station Bmt
  2. Take the train from Katoomba Station to Parkes Station 445

$55 - $106

Drive  •  4h 36m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Parkes 355.8 km

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Parkes is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 4h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Parkes is to fly which costs $170 - $360 and takes 2h 34m.

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

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The distance between Sydney and Parkes is 292 km. The road distance is 355.8 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Parkes without a car is to train which takes 6h 30m and costs $45 - $85.

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It takes approximately 2h 34m to get from Sydney to Parkes, including transfers.

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Sydney to Parkes train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Parkes is to fly which takes 2h 34m and costs $170 - $360. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $85 and takes 6h 30m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Parkes.
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  • Distance: 292.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 34m

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 Central Station to Parkes Station twice a week. Tickets cost $45 - $85 and the journey takes 6h 30m.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Parkes
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Sydney to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $350
Flights from Sydney to Orange
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Dubbo
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $390
Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Orange Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$21 - $28
First Class
$29 - $40
Train from Central Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$45 - $60
First Class
$65 - $85
Train from Central Station to Katoomba Station
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$20 - $26
First Class
$28 - $40
Train from Katoomba Station to Parkes Station
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$35 - $50
First Class
$50 - $70

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

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Regional Express offers flights from Sydney Airport to Parkes Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Parkes. Prices start at $150 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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