Getting Here

Three people posing for a selfie inside a light tunnel installation.


Bathurst is centrally located in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales and conveniently located on the Great Western Highway.

By road, Bathurst is:

  • 200km northwest of Sydney – Approx. 2.5 hours
  • 255km from Canberra – Approx. 3 hours
  • 780km from Melbourne – Approx. 8 hours
  • 975km from Brisbane – Approx. 11 hours
  • 1,175km from Adelaide – Approx. 12.5 hours

Electric Vehicle charging stations are available at the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre.

No matter where you’re travelling from, the drive to Bathurst is full of beautiful scenery, including some of the most beautiful townships, farmland and mountain ranges of Central NSW.

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The Dubbo XPT runs daily from Sydney and stops at Bathurst and on Mondays the Broken Hill Outback Explorer runs from Sydney and stops at Bathurst.

Daily NSW TrainLink services run from Sydney to Lithgow with coach connections to Bathurst also available. The ‘Bathurst Bullet’ train service links Sydney with Bathurst every day.

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Transport NSW regular service connecting to the Blue Mountains Train Line at Lithgow. Plan your trip here.

Or private coaches can be booked through Australia Wide Coaches.


Direct flights operate between Bathurst and Sydney Airport with 2 return flights per day, Monday to Friday and 1 return flight on Sunday. Direct flights also operate between Newcastle and Cobar on specific days of the week.

Bathurst Airport is just a short 10-minute drive from the Bathurst CBD with all the Winter Festival action.

At the airport you can hire a car or grab a taxi into town.

The airport is serviced by FlyPelican. Details on flight times, bookings and luggage requirements can be found on the FlyPelican website or phone FlyPelican on (02) 4965 0111.

Flight times between cities:

  • Sydney to Bathurst: Approx. 50 minutes
  • Newcastle to Bathurst: Approx. 2 hours
  • Cobar to Bathurst: Approx. 3 hours

Connecting flights to other destinations available.