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Getting to Broken Hill

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Australia's first heritage-listed city, Broken Hill is renowned as being NSW's 'Gateway to the Outback'. With over 14,000 people, it is the largest and most accessible outback community in the region, offering an authentic 'outback Australian' experience. As such it is easily accessible from Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne by coach, rail or air. The information below is intended as a guide to help travellers prepare their travel arrangements.

Travel by Rail

The NSW TrainLink Outback Explorer offers affordable travel between Broken Hill and Sydney, offering a variety of concessions for seniors and concession card holders. This includes four  free single economy class journeys on NSW TrainLink Regional services within NSW each calendar year for eligible pension card holders. See all concession and senior prices on the TrainLink website.

  • Trains depart Sydney on Mondays to arrive the same day in Broken Hill. 
  • Trains depart Broken Hill on Tuesdays to arrive that night back in Sydney.


Many of Tri State Safaris extended tours are programmed to commence on a Tuesday, to conincide with train passengers first day in Broken Hill.

Great Southern Rail also travels through Broken Hill, connecting both Sydney and Adelaide.

Travel by Air

Broken Hill airport is serviced by Regional Express Airlines with regular flights between the Silver City and Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. In a new agreement with Rex Airlines, remaining seats on flights between Sydney and Broken Hill will be offered for less than half price in the 24 hours prior to the plane departure date. See the the Regional Express Airlines website for more information.