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Fly from Sydney

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

Train to Newcastle, fly

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Perth (PER)

Train

  1. Take the train from Sydney Central Station to Perth

Bus, train

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Sydney to Perth

Sydney to Perth by train

The train journey time between Sydney and Perth is around 3 days 3h and covers a distance of around 3947 km. Operated by Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, the Sydney to Perth train service departs from Sydney Central Station and arrives in Perth. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

1 Weekly Trains
3 days 3h Average Duration
$850 Cheapest Price
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Sydney → Perth
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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Perth is to fly which costs $200 - $700 and takes 7h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Perth is to fly which costs $200 - $700 and takes 7h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sydney Central Station station and arriving at Perth. Services depart once a week, and operate Wednesday. The journey takes approximately 3 days 3h.

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The distance between Sydney and Perth is 3290 km. The road distance is 3934 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Perth without a car is to train which takes 3 days 3h and costs $850 - $4,000.

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It takes approximately 7h 28m 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 Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Perth is to fly which takes 7h 28m and costs $200 - $700. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $850 - $4,000 and takes 3 days 3h.

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

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Perth is 2h behind Sydney. It is currently 3:17 AM in Sydney and 1:17 AM in Perth.

Map of how to get from Sydney to Perth.
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  • Distance: 3290.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 28m

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

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly from Sydney to Perth hourly. Alternatively, Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific operates a train from Sydney Central Station to Perth once a week. Tickets cost $850 - $4,000 and the journey takes 3 days 3h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Perth
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Sydney to Perth via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Sydney to Perth via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Sydney to Perth via Canberra
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Newcastle to Perth via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Newcastle to Perth via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Newcastle to Perth via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Newcastle to Perth via Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Newcastle to Perth via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Newcastle to Perth via Cairns
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Perth
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Newcastle to Perth via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from Newcastle to Perth via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from Newcastle to Perth via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Perth
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Newcastle to Perth via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Newcastle to Perth via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Newcastle to Perth via Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Newcastle to Perth via Cairns
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
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 Central Station to Hamilton Station
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$9 - $12
Opal single trip ticket
$11 - $15
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@journeybeyondrail.com.au
Website
journeybeyondrail.com.au
Train from Sydney Central Station to Perth
Ave. Duration
3 days 3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$850 - $4,000
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Journey Beyond
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$863
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,400 - $2,000
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,500 - $2,100
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,800 - $2,400
GOLD TWIN
$1,600 - $2,600
GOLD SINGLE
$1,400 - $2,400
PLATINUM
$3,200 - $4,000
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Perth
Ave. Duration
2 days 6h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$600 - $4,000
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Journey Beyond
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$598
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,000 - $1,400
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,000 - $1,400
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,200 - $1,700
GOLD TWIN
$1,600 - $2,600
GOLD SINGLE
$1,400 - $2,400
PLATINUM
$3,200 - $4,000
Bus operators
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 Sydney to Albury
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $170
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$85 - $130
Advantage
$100 - $160
Premium
$110 - $170
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Albury station
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
V-Line

V/Line provides passenger rail and coach services to regional destinations across Victoria, Australia. Services go to/from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. 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 coach travel and long-distance train services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have tray tables and larger reclining seats with more leg room.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$100 - $140

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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 3934 km. It takes approximately 40h 53m to drive from Sydney to Perth.

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

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There are 310+ hotels available in Perth. 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 - $21.

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