Sydney to Mudgee

Sydney to Mudgee road trip

From Sydney: around 3.5 hours along the Great Western Highway through the Blue Mountains, or follow the Bells Line of Road to Lithgow. The turn off for Mudgee is just past Lithgow (the last traffic lights you’ll see for a while). On your journey, be sure to plan enough time for a detour to explore the gorgeous heritage towns of Gulgong, Rylstone and Kandos.

How far is Mudgee from Sydney?

Located just 268km north-west of Sydney, no matter how you choose to get yourself to Mudgee Region, it’s all part of the adventure. You’ll feel your senses tingle as the city-scape blurs out of view and the vast country landscape opens in front of you.

Drive trip

From Newcastle

Take the famous Bylong Valley Way for a 4 hour drive via Denman and Sandy Hollow. Turn at Sandy Hollow and explore the towns of Rylstone or Kandos before arriving in Mudgee. Alternatively, take the road via Merriwa and Ulan to Gulgong or Mudgee.

From Wollongong

Around 4 hours along the Great Western Highway and Castlereagh Highway. Goodbye surf and sea, hello rolling hills and trees.

From Canberra

5 hours via Yass, Cowra and Wellington or via Cowra and Bathurst or via The Tablelands Way through Goulburn, Crookwell and Oberon to Bathurst, then Wattle Flat, Sofala and Mudgee. The road is fully sealed, easy peasy.

Sydney to Mudgee Flight

Sydney to Mudgee: FlyPelican connects city-siders with a short 45 minute flight to Mudgee Region, allowing you more time on the ground to indulge.

Newcastle to Mudgee (via Sydney): 1.5 hour flight via Sydney. FlyPelican operates a 19 seat British Aerospace Jetstream 32 Aircraft between Newcastle/Sydney+ Mudgee.

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Train + coach

Take in the scenery, relax

Hop on a train and a coach. Coach services link with the Sydney Rail Network at Lithgow, daily.

Call Trainlink 13 22 32 or visit


We also sell Trainlink tickets at the Mudgee Visitor Information Centre (booking fees apply). Concessions available with stops in surrounding villages.


Katoomba to Mudgee

Driving from the Blue Mountains in Katoomba through to Mudgee is a delightful 142km drive. You can enjoy all the aspects of the incredible Blue Mountains as you drive towards the rolling hills and countryside of the Mudgee Region. The drive is just on 2 hours.

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