Sydney to Coffs Harbour – Flights, Train, Coach, Car

This post gives people who want to travel from Sydney to Coffs Harbour a quick overview of their travel options.

I’ll go over the various ways to get to Coffs Harbour from Sydney – by car, bus, coach via the Pacific Highway; by plane with Virgin Australia, Tiger Airways or Qantas flights; or by train with Countrylink.

LATEST UPDATE: All prices are as found online on 25 March 2013 and may vary. They apply when pre-purchased, and are for one-way travel.

Personally, I prefer flying. It’s quick and you can get good deals on air tickets if you keep an eye out for sales, that seem to be on almost all the time. I subscribe to Virgin Australia V-mail and Qantas Red as well as Tiger Latest Deals email newsletters that alert me when there’s a sale on.

By air: Sydney to Coffs Harbour flights

  • Airline: Virgin Australia
    Price: Starting from about $95 economy (often drops to $59 or $69 when on sale) + about $15 for check-in baggage if pre-purchased or more at the airport
    Duration: 1 hour 5 min
    Frequency: 2 flights per day (1 on the weekend)
  • Airline: Qantaslink (Qantas)
    Price: Starting from about $129 economy (often drops to $69 or $79 when on sale) including check-in baggage
    Duration: 1 hour 5 min
    Frequency: 5-6 flights per day (fewer on the weekend)
  • Airline: Tiger Airways
    Price: Starting from about $49 economy (often drops to half that when on sale) + extras for add-ons
    Duration: 1 hour 5 min
    Frequency: 1 flight per day (on Friday, Sunday, Monday only)

By rail: Sydney to Coffs Harbour trains

  • Rail service: Countrylink
    Price: Varies widely, starting from about $66 economy / $91 first class
    Duration: 8 hours 40 min / 8 hours 55 min
    Frequency: 3 trains per day

By bus: Sydney to Coffs Harbour coaches

  • Coach service: Greyhound
    Price: Varies, starting from about $79
    Duration: from 7 hours 25 min (night) to 10 hours 5 min
    Frequency: 4 coaches per day
  • Coach service: Premier Motor Service
    Price: Varies, starting from about $66
    Duration: 7 hours 50 min (night) / 8 hours 35 min
    Frequency: 2 coaches per day

By car: Sydney to Coffs Harbour via the Pacific Highway

  • Vehicle: Your own or hired car
  • Price: Whatever petrol you use
  • Distance: 535 km (from Central Station, Sydney)
  • Duration: around 6 hours – depending on traffic conditions!


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If you know of another good way to travel from Sydney to Coffs Harbour that I haven’t mentioned above, please let me know and I may include it.

4 thoughts on “Sydney to Coffs Harbour – Flights, Train, Coach, Car

  1. renee

    Thanks so much for putting together this list, I found it very helpful to have all of that info in the one place.

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