Located 207km west of Sydney and 251km from Canberra, Bathurst is also within easy travelling distance of many NSW destinations. There's an array of local accommodation to choose from and a variety of transport methods to get you to Bathurst.
With so much to see and do in the wonderful Bathurst region, you’ll be wanting to stay awhile. Luckily there are a huge range of accommodation options both in and outside of Bathurst from boutique properties, hotels and motels, bed and breakfasts, farmstays and everything in between. Explore the range of accommodation options in the link below.
The beautiful regional towns of Oberon, Orange, Blayney and Lithgow are only a short drive from Mount Panorama, with each offering an array of accommodation for event participants and spectators alike. To explore and learn more, click on the respective links below:
Bathurst is ideally located at the gateway to Central NSW where the Great Western Highway meets the Mid Western and Mitchell Highways. From Sydney Airport, Bathurst is less than a three-hour drive.
Multiple car hire providers including Hertz, Avis, Budget, Thrifty and more are all located at Sydney International and Sydney Domestic Airport offering a variety of vehicle hire options. The drive from Sydney Airport to Bathurst will take you through the stunning Blue Mountains, where a stop off at the iconic Three Sisters is a great place to take a short break and marvel at the view.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the view as you travel to Bathurst by air-conditioned coach on one of three daily services from Sydney to Bathurst.
Australia Wide Coaches
Australia Wide Coaches offer a daily service between Bathurst and Sydney. Stops include Sydney Central Railway Station, Sydney Domestic Airport and Sydney International Airport.
Services do not operate on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.
Ph: + 61 2 6362 7963 (Mon – Fri 9am -5pm)
Orange Buslines offer daily services between Bathurst and Orange.
Services do not operate Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Ph: + 61 2 6362 3197 (Mon – Fri 8am -5pm)
With a flight time of just 50 minutes, FlyPelican operates direct flights between Sydney and Bathurst with 6 return flights per week Sunday to Friday, from the 31st October the flight schedule will increase to two return flights per day, Monday to Friday and 1 return flight on Sunday. Fares start from $149 one way.
The XPT is a booked seat service with over a hundred seats currently available on each service. Bookings of groups 1-9 people can be done over the phone on 13 22 32 or by the website: https://transportnsw.info/regional
Group bookings of 10+ people on the XPT can be done by contacting travel services on 13 22 32, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The XPT Departs Sydney Central at 07:19 and arrives at Bathurst at 10:52. The Fare is approximately $40 one way in economy. The return XPT departs Bathurst at 17:05 and arrives in to Sydney Central Station at 20:42. Between approximately 09:00 to 17:00 Blue Mountains services from Sydney will terminate/commence at Katoomba and/or Mount Victoria.
There are 7 Intercity services from Sydney to Lithgow each weekday with a connecting coach to Bathurst. For passengers wanting the connecting coach from Lithgow to Bathurst, these need to be booked on 13 22 32. There are approx. 40 seats on each of these services. There is nothing extra to pay for the coach, it is included in the opal fare, however the seat on the coach still needs to be booked.
The express intercity trains knows as the “Bathurst Bullets” hold approximately 150 people. These are non-booked services using opal card/ credit card to tap on/off the service on the day of travel. There are two direct trains from Bathurst to Central in the mornings at 0546hrs and 0735hrs.There are also two direct trains from Central to Bathurst in the afternoons at 1505hrs and 1747hrs.
Due to planned trackwork between Blacktown and Lithgow, and Lithgow and Dubbo, buses and coaches will replace trains on these days
For passengers wanting travel from Lithgow to Bathurst or Bathurst to Lithgow, these should be booked on 13 22 32; or check https://transportnsw.info/trip#/trip to see which services are available using Timetable and fare information. You can plan your journey online.
Moving people out of Bathurst and towards Sydney, there are also two coach and train connections. Buses depart from Bathurst at 11.55am and again at 2.55pm enroute from Bathurst to Lithgow and then connecting coach to Blacktown, where passengers can change for connecting trains to Sydney.
There are two different Intercity options on the Blue Mountains Line between Sydney and Bathurst. Train and coach connection, or the direct trains knows as the “Bathurst Bullets”, all Intercity services are primarily non-booked and tickets for these services are all by opal card / credit card. Timetable and fare information for these services can all be accessed and the journey planned online at: https://transportnsw.info/trip#/trip
Use the Trip Planner to plan a trip on public transport by metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail, coach or by walking, cycling, taxi or rideshare anywhere in Sydney and NSW, with real-time information.
Free event day parking is available in the Public Parking area off Panorama Ave. This parking is a short walk to the event ticket gates. Entry to the main event site is over a pedestrian bridge and involves walking up stairs.
Please refer to map for public parking location.
Please note, NO public vehicles are permitted to park within the Mt Panorama event site or to access road closures.
Please refer to Resident Road Closures page for more information
Accessible Parking is located off Conrod Straight. Only those with a valid accessibility parking badge are permitted to enter the Accessible Parking area. Please show accessibility badge and entry ticket to Traffic Controllers and you will be directed to the appropriate parking area.