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

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Fly  •  7h 7m

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

$203 - $1,225

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 days 19h

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

$759 - $1,672

Train  •  3 days 2h

  1. Take the train from Sydney to Perth Indian Pacific

$900 - $2,300

Drive  •  42h 50m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Perth 3934.6 km

$500 - $800

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Perth is to fly which costs $200 - $1,300 and takes 7h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Perth is to fly which costs $200 - $1,300 and takes 7h 7m.

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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 3 days 2h.

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The distance between Sydney and Perth is 3290 km. The road distance is 3934.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Perth without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 days 19h and costs $750 - $1,700.

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It takes approximately 7h 7m 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 7h 7m and costs $200 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $900 - $2,300 and takes 3 days 2h.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Perth Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h.

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Perth is 2h behind Sydney. It is currently 5:51 AM in Sydney and 3:51 AM in Perth.

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

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

Jetstar, Qantas 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 $900 - $2,300 and the journey takes 3 days 2h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Perth
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Sydney to Perth via Canberra
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Sydney to Perth via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Sydney to Perth via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Perth
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Perth
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Sydney to Perth via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Perth
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
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
42h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
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Great Southern Rail
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
Train from Sydney to Perth
Ave. Duration
3 days 2h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$900 - $2,300
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$943
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,600 - $2,100
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,700 - $2,300
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$2,000 - $2,700
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Albury Railway Station
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
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
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$80 - $100
Premium
$95 - $130
Advantage
$100 - $120
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 3935 km. It takes approximately 42h 50m to drive from Sydney to Perth.

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

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There are 994+ 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.

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