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There are 6 ways to get from Sydney to South Australia by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Adelaide  •  4h 2m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Adelaide (ADL) SYD - ADL

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Fly to Mount Gambier  •  5h 7m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Mount Gambier (MGB) SYD - MGB

Fly to Whyalla  •  5h 30m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Whyalla (WYA) SYD - WYA

Bus  •  22h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Albury Gx233 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St Adelaide - Sydney Via Albury

Train  •  26h 25m

  1. Take the train from Sydney Central Station to Adelaide Parklands Indian Pacific

Drive  •  14h 39m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Adelaide 1371.3 km

Sydney to South Australia by bus

The bus journey time between Sydney and South Australia is around 22h 35m and covers a distance of around 1546 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Greyhound Australia, Firefly Express and V-Line, the Sydney to South Australia bus service departs from Sydney and arrives in 85 Franklin St. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Buses
22h 35m Average Duration
$156 Cheapest Price
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Sydney → South Australia
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  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in South Australia is 1800 020 080.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in South Australia is subject to regional advice.

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Last updated: 15 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Sydney to South Australia is to fly, which costs $110 - $330 and takes 4h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to South Australia is to fly which costs $110 - $330 and takes 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to South Australia. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at 85 Franklin St via Albury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sydney Central Station station and arriving at Adelaide Parklands. Services depart once a week, and operate Wednesday. The journey takes approximately 26h 25m.

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The distance between Sydney and South Australia is 1510 km. The road distance is 1371.3 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to South Australia without a car is to bus which takes 22h 35m and costs $150 - $310.

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It takes approximately 4h 2m to get from Sydney to South Australia, including transfers.

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Sydney to South Australia bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Sydney station.

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Sydney to South Australia train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, depart from Sydney Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to South Australia is to fly which takes 4h 2m and costs $110 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $310 and takes 22h 35m, you could also train, which costs $390 - $2,200 and takes 26h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to South Australia.
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  • Distance: 1510 km
  • Duration: 4h 2m

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

Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar fly from Sydney to Adelaide hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Adelaide via Albury in around 22h 35m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Avalon
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Canberra, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Brisbane, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Flights from Sydney to Whyalla via Brisbane, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Flights from Sydney to Whyalla via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Mount Gambier via Merimbula, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Whyalla via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,600
Flights from Sydney to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide via Avalon
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@journeybeyondrail.com.au
Website
journeybeyondrail.com.au
Train from Sydney Central Station to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
26h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$390 - $2,200
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Journey Beyond
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$400
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$650 - $900
Low Gold Single Cabin
$700 - $950
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$850 - $1,100
GOLD TWIN
$850 - $1,300
GOLD SINGLE
$700 - $1,300
PLATINUM
$1,700 - $2,200
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 Albury
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $170
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$85 - $130
Advantage
$100 - $160
Premium
$110 - $170
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Albury station
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $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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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Adelaide Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Sydney to South Australia bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at 85 Franklin St station.

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South Australia is 30 min behind Sydney. It is currently 10:50 AM in Sydney and 10:20 AM in South Australia.

Sydney to South Australia train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, arrive at Adelaide Parklands station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to South Australia is 1371 km. It takes approximately 14h 39m to drive from Sydney to South Australia.

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Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Adelaide Airport.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $18 - $21.

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