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Travel Times

Air Travel: Domestic
Times quoted are minimum travel times for direct flights according to carriers' timetables. Times vary from carrier to carrier. For indirect flights involving connections through other airports to complete a journey, extra time must be added. Times quoted are airport to airport flight times, and do not include land travel to and from airports.

Sydney - Brisbane: 1 hour 25 minutes
Sydney - Sunshine Coast: 1 hour 35 minutes
Sydney - Gold Coast: 1 hour 20 minutes
Sydney - Whitsunday Islds (Proserpine): 4 hours 40 minutes via Brisbane
Sydney - Whitsunday Islds (Hamilton Isld): 2 hours 30 minutes
Sydney - Norfolk Island: 4 hours 5 minutes
Sydney - Cairns: 3 hours 10 minutes
Sydney - Darwin: 6 hours (8 hours via Brisbane)
Sydney - Perth: 5 hours 5 minutes
Sydney - Adelaide: 2 hours 10 minutes
Sydney - Melbourne: 1 hour 30 minutes
Sydney - Hobart: 1 hour 55 minutes
Sydney - Broome: 9 hours 40 minutes via Perth
Sydney - Dubbo: 1 hour 5 minutes
Darwin - Melbourne: 4 hours 40 minutes
Darwin - Alice Springs: 2 hours
Darwin - Adelaide: 3 hours 35 minutes
Darwin - Perth: 3 hours 55 minutes
Darwin - Brisbane: 3 hours 45 minutes
Hobart - Melbourne: 1 hr 15 minutes
Melbourne - Adelaide: 1 hr. 20 minutes
Melbourne - Perth: 4 hours 10 minutes
Melbourne - Gold Coast: 2 hours 5 minutes
Melbourne - Sunshine Coast: 2 hours 15 minutes
Melbourne - Alice Springs: 2 hours 55 minutes
Perth - Broome: 2 hours 25 minutes
Perth - Darwin: 3 hours 25 minutes
Perth - Alice Springs: 2 hours 40 minutes
Perth - Adelaide: 3 hours 30 minutes
Cairns - Brisbane: 2 hours 25 minutes
Cairns - Melbourne: 3 hours 15 minutes
Townsville - Brisbane: 1 hr. 40 minutes

Air Travel: International

Sydney - London: 22 hours
Sydney - Frankfurt: 22 hours
Sydney - Dubai: 14 hours 25 minutes
Sydney - New York: 21 hours
Sydney - Los Angeles: 13 hours 30 minutes
Sydney - Toronto: 21 hours
Sydney - Vancouver: 12 hours 30 minutes
Sydney - Honolulu: 7 hours 5 minutes
Sydney - Nadi: 3 hours 45 minutes
Sydney - Auckland: 3 hours
Sydney - Singapore: 7 hours 30 minutes
Sydney - Hong Kong: 5 hours 50 minutes
Sydney - Bangkok: 7 hours 40 minutes
Sydney - Dempasar (Bali): 7 hours 35 minutes
Sydney - Kula Lumpur: 7 hours 30 minutes
Sydney - Johannesburg: 14 hours 10 minutes
Sydney - Santiago: 17 hours 10 minutes
Perth - Johannesburg: 10 hours 20 minutes
Perth - Singapore: 5 hours 25 minutes
Perth - London: 20 hours 45 minutes
Darwin - Singapore: 4 hours 20 minutes
Melbourne - Dubai: 14 hrs 5 minutes
Melbourne - London: 22 hrs 20 minutes
Melbourne - Paris: 22 hrs 25 minutes
Melbourne - New York: 21 hrs 25 minutes
Melbourne - Los Angeles: 14 hrs 20 minutes
Melbourne - Wellington: 3 hrs 30 minutes
Rail Travel Times
Times quoted are minimum travel times according to carriers' timetables. Times quoted are station to station travel times, and do not include travel to and from railway stations.

Sydney - Central Coast (Gosford): 1 hour 25 minutes
Sydney - Blue Mountains (Katoomba): 2 hours 6 minutes
Sydney - Dubbo: 6 hours 40 minutes (via XPT)
Sydney - Broken Hill: 15 hours 45 minutes (via Indian Pacific)
Sydney - Albury: 7 hours 40 minutes (via XPT)
Sydney - Canberra: 4 hours 20 minutes (via XPT)
Sydney - Brisbane: 16 hours 5 minutes
Sydney - Melbourne: 11 hours 10 minutes (via XPT)
Sydney - Adelaide: 22 hours 15 minutes (via Indian Pacific)
Sydney - Perth: 2 days 20 hours 10 minutes (via Indian Pacific)
Perth - Kalgoorlie: 6 hours 40 minutes (via The Prospector)
Perth - Bunbury: 2 hours 30 minutes (via The Australind)
Adelaide - Alice Springs: 1 day 1 hours 25 minutes (via The Ghan)
Alice Springs - Darwin: 23 hours 50 minutes (via The Ghan)
Melbourne - Adelaide: 10 hours 35 minutes (via The Overland)
Melbourne - Swan Hill: 5 hours 24 minutes
Melbourne - Geelong: 1 hour 11 minutes
Melbourne - Ballarat: 1 hour 15 minutes
Melbourne - Warrnambool: 3 hours 13 minutes
Melbourne - Shepparton: 2 hours 48 minutes
Melbourne - Traralgon: 1 hours 29 minutes (express); 2 hours 6 minutes (all stations)
Melbourne - Bairnsdale: 3 hours 38 minutes
Melbourne - Griffith: 5 hours 53 minutes
Brisbane - Charleville: 16 hours 45 minutes
Brisbane - Rockhampton: 11 hours 30 minutes
Rockhampton - Townsville: 11 hours 55 minutes
Rockhampton - Longreach: 13 hours 40 minutes
Townsville - Cairns: 6 hours 55 minutes
Townsville - Mt. Isa: 20 hours 55 minutes (via The Inlander)
Normanton - Croydon: 5 hours (via The Gulflander)
Cairns - Kuranda: 1 hour 45 minutes (via Kuranda Scenic Railway)
Cairns - Forsayth: 11 hours 15 minutes (via The Savannahlander)

For detailed information on rural rail services, visit the Railmaps website >>
Road Travel Distances

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Driving Times

Allow 1 hour for every 100 km of travel on Australia's major highways. Increase this by 20% when calculating travel times on lesser roads which travel through regional centres and small towns. Breaks of up to 30 minutes should be added every two to three hours to counter driver fatigue. The best way to prevent driver fatigue is to make sure you have enough sleep before driving, regardless of the length of your trip. Rest areas are places where you can park safely, get out of your car and refresh yourself before continuing on your journey. They are available 24 hours a day all year round and are clearly signposted. Service centres, petrol stations, parks and country towns are other places you can stop and take a break from driving.

Driving Speeds (approximate)
60kph - 37mph
80kph - 50mph
110kph - 69mph

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