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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly  •  7 h 14 min

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

$125 - $357

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the train from Sydney to Perth Indian Pacific

$700 - $1,700

Train, bus  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the train from Sydney to Kalgoorlie
  2. Take the bus from Station Access Rd Kalgoorlie to Transwa Bay Esperance
  3. Take the bus from Transwa Bay Esperance to Transwa Bay East Perth Set-Down

$690 - $1,533

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 $160 - $490 and takes 7 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Perth is to fly which costs $160 - $490 and takes 7 h 14 min.

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

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It takes approximately 7 h 14 min to get from Sydney to Perth, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sydney and arriving at Perth. Services depart once a week. The journey takes approximately 2 days 18 h.

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

Qantas, Jetstar 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 $700 - $1,700 and the journey takes 2 days 18 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Perth
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Perth via Canberra
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Perth via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Perth via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Perth
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Perth via Canberra
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Perth
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 Sydney to Perth
Ave. Duration
2 days 18 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$700 - $1,700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$700
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,200 - $1,600
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,200 - $1,700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,500 - $2,000
Train from Sydney to Kalgoorlie
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$600
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,000 - $1,400
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,100 - $1,400
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,200 - $1,700
Bus operators
TransWA
Phone
1300 662 205
Email
info@transwa.wa.gov.au
Website
transwa.wa.gov.au
Bus from Station Access Rd Kalgoorlie to Transwa Bay Esperance
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
transwa.wa.gov.au
Bus from Transwa Bay Esperance to Transwa Bay East Perth Set-Down
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
transwa.wa.gov.au

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