Adelaide to Sydney
Once or twice each week you can board Great Southern Railways Indian Pacific train
at Adelaide Parklands (Keswick) rail terminal for the trip across to Sydney via Broken
Hill. The train departs Adelaide mid morning (10:00am) each Tuesday and Friday,
reaches Broken Hill that same evening, then travels through the night across the Blue
Mountains and delivers you at Sydney Central station mid morning almost exactly 24
hours after leaving Adelaide. Note that the Friday departure operates only between
September and November.
Two days each week (Thursday ad Sunday), Great Southern Railway run The Overland from Adelaide to Melbourne. The train departs Adelaide Parklands terminal (Keswick) early morning, travels through the day, and arrives at Melbourne Southern Cross station in the evening of that same day. After a wait of a little over an hour, NSW Trainlink's Melbourne XPT departs for an overnight journey to Sydney where it arrives early the following morning, Alternatively if you prefer daylight travel, you can
stay overnight in Melbourne and catch the morning departure of Countrylinks Melbourne XPT. This train travels through the day, and arrives at Sydney Central station late that same evening. This journey enables you to travel the entire way from Adelaide to Sydney by rail in daylight hours.
You travel from Adelaide to Sydney by catching a V/Line Speedlink bus to Albury, and then connect into NSW Trainlink's XPT train for the remainder of the journey. The Speedlink bus departs from Adelaide central bus station early every morning, then travels across the Mallee and northern Victoria before arriving at Albury late that same evening. It is timed to connect with NSW Trainlink's Melbourne XPT train from
Melbourne to Sydney. You travel overnight on the XPT train which will dliver you to Sydney Central station early the following morning. The entire journey will take you a little under a day.