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There are 8 ways to get from Sydney to Stratford by bus, train, 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.

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Bus via Canberra  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra
  2. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Stratford Melbourne Via Bairnsdale / ...

$63 - $93

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Bus  •  14 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Station to Cooma Gx200
  2. Take the bus from Centennial Park/Bombala St to Stratford Melbourne Via Bairnsdale / ...

$58 - $103

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Train, bus  •  13 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Canberra Station 633 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Stratford Melbourne Via Bairnsdale / ...

$61 - $96

Train  •  14 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Stratford Bairnsdale - Melbourne Via Sale & Traralgon

$74 - $185

Drive  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Stratford 489.3 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Melbourne, train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) SYD - MEL
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Stratford

$89 - $275

Fly to Avalon, train  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Avalon (AVV) SYD - AVV
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Stratford

$73 - $258

Fly to Cooma, bus  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Cooma (OOM) SYD - OOM
  2. Take the bus from Centennial Park/Bombala St to Stratford

$187 - $427

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Stratford is to bus which costs $85 - $140 and takes 12 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Stratford is to fly and train which costs $120 - $390 and takes 7 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Stratford. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Stratford via Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sydney station to Stratford. However, there are services departing from Central Station and arriving at Stratford via Southern Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 59 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Stratford is 588 km. The road distance is 782.9 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Stratford without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 40 min and costs $85 - $140.

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It takes approximately 12 h 40 min to get from Sydney to Stratford, including transfers.

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Sydney to Stratford bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, depart from Sydney station.

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Sydney to Stratford train services, operated by XPT, arrive at Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Stratford is to bus which takes 12 h 40 min and costs $85 - $140. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $260 and takes 14 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Stratford.
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  • Distance: 367.7 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 40 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Stratford, VIC, Australia?

You can take a bus from Sydney to Stratford via Canberra and Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave in around 12 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sydney to Stratford via Southern Cross in around 14 h 59 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Cooma
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Canberra Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
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
Train from Southern Cross to Stratford
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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Murrays Coaches
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 Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Stratford
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Centennial Park/Bombala St to Stratford
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
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 and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Central Station to Cooma
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$30 - $50
Flexifare
$40 - $60

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Sydney to Stratford bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Stratford station.

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Sydney to Stratford train services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Stratford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Stratford is 783 km. It takes approximately 9 h 7 min to drive from Sydney to Stratford.

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

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There are 16+ hotels available in Stratford. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $17.

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