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

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Fly to Whyalla, bus  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Whyalla (WYA) SYD - WYA
  2. Take the bus from Whyalla to Port Augusta

$165 - $355

Cheapest option

Fly to Adelaide, bus  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Adelaide (ADL) SYD - ADL
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Port Augusta

$100 - $360

3 alternative options

Bus  •  28 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Albury station
  2. Take the bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
  3. Take the bus from Adelaide to Port Augusta

$135 - $187

Train, bus  •  30 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands Indian Pacific
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Port Augusta

$321 - $709

Drive  •  16 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Port Augusta 956.7 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Port Augusta is to bus which costs $190 - $270 and takes 28 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Port Augusta is to fly and bus which costs $230 - $500 and takes 7 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Port Augusta. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Port Augusta via Albury and Adelaide. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 29 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Port Augusta is 1259 km. The road distance is 1530.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Port Augusta without a car is to bus which takes 28 h 29 min and costs $190 - $270.

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It takes approximately 7 h 8 min to get from Sydney to Port Augusta, including transfers.

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Sydney to Port Augusta bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Sydney station.

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There is no direct flight from Sydney Airport to Whyalla Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Sydney to Port Augusta bus services, operated by Premier Stateliner, arrive at Port Augusta station.

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Port Augusta is 30 min behind Sydney. It is currently 10:28 PM in Sydney and 9:58 PM in Port Augusta.

Map of how to get from Sydney to Port Augusta.
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  • Distance: 787.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 8 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Port Augusta, SA, Australia?

You can take a bus from Sydney to Port Augusta via Albury station, Albury, 85 Franklin St, and Adelaide in around 28 h 29 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Whyalla via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
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 Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
24 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$280 - $650
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$284
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$480 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $650
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Bus operators
Premier Stateliner
Phone
1300 851 345
Email
reservations@premierstateliner.com.au
Website
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Whyalla to Port Augusta
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Port Augusta
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
premierstateliner.com.au
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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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Port Augusta is 1531 km. It takes approximately 16 h 35 min to drive from Sydney to Port Augusta.

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Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia, Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Whyalla Airport.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Port Augusta. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 23 min and costs $17.

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