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

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Train via Hamilton Station  •  3 h 29 min

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

$17 - $27

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Bus  •  4 h 46 min

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

$7 - $11

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Train  •  3 h 37 min

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

$19 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Rutherford 104.2 miles

$14 - $22

Fly, train  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Newcastle (NTL) SYD - NTL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Telarah Station

$97 - $201

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Rutherford is to bus which costs $10 - $16 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Rutherford is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney station to Rutherford. However, there are services departing from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 and arriving at Gillies St At Young St via Raymond Terrace Shopping Centre, Sturgeon St and Stockland Green Hills, Mitchell Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sydney station to Rutherford station. 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.

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The distance between Sydney and Rutherford is 131 km. The road distance is 166.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Rutherford without a car is to train which takes 3 h 29 min and costs $24 - $40.

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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from Sydney to Rutherford, including transfers.

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Sydney to Rutherford bus services, operated by Port Stephens Coaches, arrive at Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7.

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Sydney to Rutherford train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Rutherford is to train which takes 3 h 29 min and costs $24 - $40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $10 - $16 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Rutherford.
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  • Distance: 82.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 29 min

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

Transport NSW operates a train from Sydney to Rutherford hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 2 h 29 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 via Taree
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Central Station to Maitland Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$18 - $26
1st Class
$25 - $40
Train from Newcastle Interchange to Telarah Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$3 - $5
1st Class
$4 - $6
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

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Sydney to Rutherford bus services, operated by Port Stephens Coaches, arrive at Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St station.

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Sydney to Rutherford train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Hamilton Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Rutherford is 167 km. It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to drive from Sydney to Rutherford.

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FlyPelican and Regional Express offer flights from Sydney Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 219+ hotels available in Rutherford. Prices start at $90 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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