Saturday, August 22, 2009

How to get to Bathurst


There is an XPT service that runs Sydney to Bathurst and return daily as well as several trains that run to Lithgow and connect with a bus to Bathurst.

The link below is to Train and bus timetables Sydney to Bathurst

The link below is the Southern NSW any service that goes to Cootamundra has a bus link to Bathurst however I think this takes all day to get from Melbourne to Bathurst. There is also a link from Canberra to Cootamundra and then by rail bus to Bathurst.

Indian Pacific stops at Bathurst (last stop before Sydney) if you have the time and money for a bit of luxury along the journey. The stop is not mentioned on the web page but I did check with the Ticket office here in Bathurst ,you just have to mention it when booking.


Rex Airline run a twice a day service between Sydney and Bathurst


It is only a 2 and half to 3 hour drive from Sydney to Bathurst (if you don’t stop at any quilt shops on the way) and perhaps if 4 ladies got together at Sydney Airport you could hire a car, split the costs and you would have a car for the weekend.


There is also a daily bus service between Sydney and Bathurst

This information can also be found in the files section of the Retreat Yahoo Group.


  1. If you are coming to Bathurst by Country Link ordinary train (not XPT) it will only bring you as far as Lithgow. You have to get on a bus (provided by railway) to bring you the rest of the way to Bathurst.

    BUT - - - - and it's a big one

    you MUST book your seat on the bus at the same time you buy your train ticket.
    eg, don't ask for a ticket to Lithgow, - - ask for a ticket to Bathurst and then make sure they book you on the bus!
    I point this out cause I know from experience that Country Link are not the brightest sparks around.

    If you do get caught, you'd have to wait 45 mins to 1 hour if you ring someone in Bathurst to ask them to come and pick you up and it's very, very, cold at Lithgow Station. (any time of the year)

    ask me how I know!?