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

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Fly from Sydney  •  7h 10m

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

$203 - $445

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Bus to Canberra, fly  •  10h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra
  2. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Perth (PER) CBR - PER

$342 - $636

Bus, train  •  2 days 19h

  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

$763 - $1,684

Train  •  3 days 4h

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Perth Indian Pacific

$900 - $2,300

Drive  •  40h 53m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Perth 3934 km

$440 - $650

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Perth is to fly which costs $200 - $450 and takes 7h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Perth is to fly which costs $200 - $450 and takes 7h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at Perth. Services depart once a week, and operate Wednesday. The journey takes approximately 3 days 4h.

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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 bus and train which takes 2 days 19h and costs $750 - $1,700.

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It takes approximately 7h 10m 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 Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Perth is to fly which takes 7h 10m and costs $200 - $450. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $900 - $2,300 and takes 3 days 4h.

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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 12:47 AM in Sydney and 10:47 PM in Perth.

Map of how to get from Sydney to Perth.
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  • Distance: 3290.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 10m

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 Central Station to Perth once a week. Tickets cost $900 - $2,300 and the journey takes 3 days 4h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Perth
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Perth via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Perth via Canberra
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Perth via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Canberra to Perth
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Canberra to Perth via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Canberra to Perth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Canberra to Perth via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Perth
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Perth via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Canberra to Perth via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Perth
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Perth via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $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
43h 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 Central Station to Perth
Ave. Duration
3 days 4h
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
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 Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$45 - $65
Premium
$55 - $75
Advantage
$55 - $70
Bus from Sydney to Albury
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$85 - $110
Premium
$100 - $140
Advantage
$110 - $130
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Albury station
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$59 - $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 591+ hotels available in Perth. Prices start at $125 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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