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There are 4 ways to get from Sydney to Perth by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Perth (PER) SYD - PER

$125 - $357

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Bus, train  •  43 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Albury station
  2. Take the bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
  3. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Perth

$523 - $1,135

Train  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Sydney to Perth Indian Pacific

$650 - $1,600

Drive  •  43 h

  1. Drive from Sydney to Perth 2447.7 miles

$340 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Perth is to fly which costs $170 - $500 and takes 7 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Perth is to fly which costs $170 - $500 and takes 7 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sydney and arriving at Perth. Services depart once a week, and operate Wednesday. The journey takes approximately 2 days 2 h.

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The distance between Sydney and Perth is 3290 km. The road distance is 3916.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Perth without a car is to bus and train which takes 43 h 32 min and costs $700 - $1,600.

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It takes approximately 7 h 1 min to get from Sydney to Perth, including transfers.

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Sydney to Perth train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, depart from Sydney station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Perth is to fly which takes 7 h 1 min and costs $170 - $500. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $900 - $2,300 and takes 2 days 2 h.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Perth Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 55 min.

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Perth is 2 h behind Sydney. It is currently 1:42 AM in Sydney and 10:42 PM in Perth.

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  • Distance: 2056.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 1 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Perth, WA, Australia?

Qantas, Tigerair Australia and two other airlines fly from Sydney to Perth hourly. Alternatively, Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific operates a train from Sydney to Perth once a week. Tickets cost $650 - $1,600 and the journey takes 2 days 2 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Perth
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Perth via Canberra
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Perth via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Perth
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Perth via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Perth
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Perth
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Perth
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$425
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$700 - $950
Low Gold Single Cabin
$750 - $1,000
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$900 - $1,200
Train from Sydney to Perth
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$650 - $1,600
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$670
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,100 - $1,500
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,200 - $1,600
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,400 - $1,900
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Albury station
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au

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Sydney to Perth train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, arrive at Perth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Perth is 3916 km. It takes approximately 43 h to drive from Sydney to Perth.

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

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There are 878+ hotels available in Perth. Prices start at $63 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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