There are 3 ways to get from Sydney to Tamworth by plane, train or car

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Fly  •  2h 37m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Tamworth (TMW) SYD - TMW

$165 - $1,951

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Train  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Tamworth Station 223

$45 - $85

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Drive  •  4h 46m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Tamworth 403 km

$55 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Tamworth is to train which costs $45 - $85 and takes 6h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Tamworth is to fly which costs $160 - $2,000 and takes 2h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central Station station and arriving at Tamworth Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 6h 7m.

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The distance between Sydney and Tamworth is 310 km. The road distance is 403 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Tamworth without a car is to train which takes 6h 7m and costs $45 - $85.

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It takes approximately 2h 37m to get from Sydney to Tamworth, including transfers.

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Sydney to Tamworth train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Tamworth is to fly which takes 2h 37m and costs $160 - $2,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $85 and takes 6h 7m.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Tamworth Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Tamworth.
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  • Distance: 309.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 37m

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

Qantas and Virgin Australia fly from Sydney to Tamworth every 4 hours. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Central Station to Tamworth Station once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $85 and the journey takes 6h 7m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

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Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Tamworth Station
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$45 - $65
First Class
$65 - $85

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Tamworth is 403 km. It takes approximately 4h 46m to drive from Sydney to Tamworth.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Tamworth Airport.

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There are 56+ hotels available in Tamworth. 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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