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There are 9 ways to get from Sydney to Swan Hill by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Bendigo, train  •  7h

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Bendigo (BXG) SYD - BXG
  2. Take the train from Bendigo to Swan Hill

$224 - $270

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Train, bus  •  14h 26m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Albury 621 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Swan Hill Sydney - Adelaide Via Albury

$102 - $264

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Fly to Albury, bus  •  9h 42m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Albury (ABX) SYD - ABX
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Swan Hill

$208 - $487

Fly to Mildura, bus  •  8h 47m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Mildura (MQL) SYD - MQL
  2. Take the bus from Mildura to Swan Hill

$244 - $487

Fly to Melbourne, train  •  10h 2m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) SYD - MEL
  2. Take the train from Sunbury to Bendigo
  3. Take the train from Bendigo to Swan Hill

$123 - $330

Bus  •  14h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Albury GX233 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Swan Hill Sydney - Adelaide Via Albury

$104 - $224

Train  •  16h 27m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 621 / ...
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Swan Hill Melbourne - Swan Hill Via Bendigo

$118 - $298

Night train, bus  •  14h 26m

  1. Take the night train from Central Station to Albury Station, Platform 1 621
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Swan Hill Sydney - Adelaide Via Albury

$102 - $264

Drive  •  9h 40m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Swan Hill 870.5 km

$95 - $150

Sydney to Swan Hill by bus

The bus journey time between Sydney and Swan Hill is around 15h 55m and covers a distance of around 1027 km. The fastest bus normally takes 15h 25m. Services are operated by Greyhound Australia, Firefly Express and V-Line. Typically six buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sydney to Swan Hill bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Swan Hill is to drive which costs $95 - $150 and takes 9h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Swan Hill is to fly and train which costs $220 - $270 and takes 7h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Swan Hill. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Swan Hill via Albury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sydney station to Swan Hill. However, there are services departing from Central Station and arriving at Swan Hill via Southern Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 27m.

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The distance between Sydney and Swan Hill is 719 km. The road distance is 870.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Swan Hill without a car is to train and bus which takes 14h 26m and costs $100 - $270.

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It takes approximately 7h to get from Sydney to Swan Hill, including transfers.

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

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Sydney to Swan Hill train services, operated by XPT, depart from Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Swan Hill is to bus which takes 14h 35m and costs $100 - $230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $300 and takes 16h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Swan Hill.
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  • Distance: 718.7 km
  • Duration: 7h

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

You can take a bus from Sydney to Swan Hill via Albury in around 14h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sydney to Swan Hill via Southern Cross in around 16h 27m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Bendigo
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $360
Flights from Sydney to Albury
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Sydney to Mildura
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Mildura via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Albury
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Garuda Indonesia
Website
garuda-indonesia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$2,500 - $5,500
Train operators
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
Train from Bendigo to Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$23 - $35
Train from Sunbury to Bendigo
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$17 - $22
Train from Southern Cross to Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$40 - $55
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Albury
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Website
XPT
Economy
$55 - $75
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$180 - $210
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Website
XPT
Economy
$75 - $100
First
$100 - $140
Sleeper
$210 - $250
Night train from Central Station to Albury Station, Platform 1
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Website
XPT
Economy
$55 - $75
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$180 - $210
Bus operators
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 Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$45 - $60
Bus from Mildura to Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$24 - $35
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
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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 Railway Station
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$59 - $65
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Swan Hill is 871 km. It takes approximately 9h 40m to drive from Sydney to Swan Hill.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Swan Hill. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

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