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

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

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Maitland Station 31 / ...

$21 - $30

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St 100

$9 - $13

3 alternative options

Train via Hamilton Station  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Hamilton Station Central Coast and Newcastle Line

$19 - $28

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Rutherford 104.2 miles

$14 - $22

Fly, line 182 bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Newcastle (NTL) SYD - NTL
  2. Take the line 182 bus from Stockland Green Hills, Mitchell Dr to Aberglasslyn Rd After Second Av

$97 - $200

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Rutherford, NSW, Australia?

Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney to Rutherford 4 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $27 and the journey takes 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, Port Stephens Coaches operates a bus from Sydney to Rutherford once daily. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $240
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $330
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Maitland Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$18 - $27
1st Class
$26 - $40
Train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$16 - $23
1st Class
$22 - $35
Bus operators
Port Stephens Coaches
Website
pscoaches.com.au
Bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
pscoaches.com.au
Hunter Valley Buses
Website
hillsbus.com.au
Bus from Stockland Green Hills, Mitchell Dr to Aberglasslyn Rd After Second Av
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
131500.com.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sydney and Rutherford is 131 km. The road distance is 167 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Rutherford is to bus which costs $11 - $18 and takes 4 h 43 min.

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Rutherford is to drive which takes 1 h 56 min and costs $19 - $29.

No, there is no direct train from Sydney to Rutherford. However, there are services departing from Central Station and arriving at Telarah Station via Hamilton Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 29 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Rutherford. However, there are services departing from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 and arriving at Hillview St At West Mall via Raymond Terrace Shopping Centre, Sturgeon St and Mitchell Dr Opp Stockland Green Hills. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 43 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Sydney to Rutherford, including transfers.