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  •  6h 50m

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

$234 - $450

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Bus  •  13h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Albury Gx232 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Swan Hill Sydney - Adelaide Via Albury

$99 - $192

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Fly to Mildura, bus  •  8h 27m

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

$268 - $809

Fly to Albury, bus  •  9h 41m

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

$198 - $492

Fly to Melbourne, train  •  8h 57m

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

$141 - $411

Bus via Liverpool Station  •  15h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool to Albury station Fe21
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Swan Hill Sydney - Adelaide Via Albury

$107 - $132

Train  •  16h 26m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623
  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 - $268

Drive  •  9h 41m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Swan Hill 870.9 km

$110 - $180

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Swan Hill is to bus via Liverpool Station which costs $100 - $140 and takes 15h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Swan Hill is to fly and train which costs $230 - $450 and takes 6h 50m.

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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 13h 40m.

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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 26m.

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The distance between Sydney and Swan Hill is 719 km. The road distance is 870.9 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Swan Hill without a car is to bus which takes 13h 40m and costs $95 - $200.

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It takes approximately 6h 50m 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 13h 40m and costs $95 - $200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $300 and takes 16h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Swan Hill.
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  • Distance: 718.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 50m

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 13h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sydney to Swan Hill via Southern Cross in around 16h 26m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Bendigo
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $380
Flights from Sydney to Mildura
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mildura via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Albury
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Mildura via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Albury
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Albury
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
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 Southern Cross to Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
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 Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $250
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XPT bookings
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
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XPT bookings
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 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
Bus from Albury to Swan Hill
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$45 - $65
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
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
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Early Bird
$80 - $100
Premium
$95 - $130
Advantage
$95 - $120
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Albury station
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Liverpool to Albury station
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59 - $64
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Bendigo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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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 41m to drive from Sydney to Swan Hill.

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Qantas offers flights from Sydney Airport to Bendigo Airport.

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There are 18+ hotels available in Swan Hill. Prices start at $150 AUD 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 $18.

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