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How to Reach Sydney by Road


The biggest, oldest and most exciting of Australian cities Sydney is the capital of the state of New South Wales. Located on a coastal basin and home to one of the great seaports of the world, Sydney is renowned worldwide for its beaches and twin landmarks - the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Flightshotelstours offers detailed guide on How to reach Sydney by Road while on Sydney Tours.

An excellent array of roads provides ways of How to Reach Sydney by Road from the rest of the New South Wales region as well as from major cities in Australia. Good quality roadways and highways make road travel to Sydney all the more convenient and easier for tourists visiting the city. The Hume Highway offers easy road access to Sydney from the north, while the Federal Highway provides entry from the south. There are numerous car rental companies that offer cars on hire for reaching Sydney by road. Several operators run regular buses too to reach Sydney from different regions across Australia.

Travel to Sydney by Car from Brisbane or Melbourne can be completed in a single day. Drive nonstop for about 9 hours to reach Sydney from Melbourne; or for 11 hours to reach the city from Brisbane. But if you want enjoy a comfortable journey while reaching Sydney by road, it'll take you 2 days to reach Sydney from Melbourne or Brisbane, and 3 days from Adelaide. The drive to Sydney from Melbourne will mostly pass through dual carriageway high quality road. But for the Brisbane drive, though the route has high quality sections, yet it features some very narrow winding sections too, and the traffic volumes are really high.

Enlisted below are some important information about How to Reach Sydney by road from Melboure, Sydney and Adelaide:

  • Melbourne - Sydney = 862 km via Albury-Wodonga (Hume Highway)
  • Adelaide - Sydney = 1422km via Mildura; 1659km via Broken Hill (National Highway 32)
  • Brisbane - Sydney = 938 km via the coast (Pacific Highway); 961 km via Armidale (New England Highway).

If you are hiring a car to reach Sydney via road, check the daily distance allowances and one-way charge that may be applicable. Cars can be rented from major rental companies at the Sydney international airport and other places, or from smaller, lesser known and cheaper companies like Bayswater Car Rental in Kings Cross.

Regular buses to Sydney are operated by coach companies from all capital cities in Australia, as we as from several New South Wales regional centres. The Sydney coach terminal lies adjoining the Sydney Central train station.

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