Distance between Coffs Harbour and Sydney
The distance from Coffs Harbour to Sydney is 523 kilometers by road including 497 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 5 hours and 3 minutes and goes through North Boambee Valley, Boambee, Boambee East, Bonville, Bundagen, Urunga and Nambucca Heads.
Shortest distance by air  434 km ✈️ 
Car route length  523 km 🚗 
Driving time  5 h 3 min 
Fuel amount  41.9 L 
Fuel cost  67 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Coffs Harbour  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A1 7 km, 06 min


Boambee  7 km  06 min  0.5 L  
A1 6 km, 03 min


Bonville  14 km  09 min  0.7 L  
M1 16 km, 08 min


Urunga  29 km  18 min  1.9 L  
M1 19 km, 10 min


Nambucca Heads  48 km  28 min  3.5 L  
M1 8 km, 04 min


Macksville  56 km  33 min  4.3 L  
M1 41 km, 23 min


Frederickton  97 km  56 min  7.3 L  
M1 52 km, 28 min


Sovereign Hills  149 km  1 h 25 min  11.7 L  
M1 A1 38 km, 20 min


Johns River  187 km  1 h 45 min  14.4 L  
A1 340 km, 3 h 19 min


North Sydney  527 km  5 h 05 min  41.9 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Coffs Harbour to Sydney?
Fuel cost: 67 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 523 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.6 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Coffs Harbour to Sydney?
Driving time: 5 h 3 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 391 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 3 h 33 min
 82 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 49 min
 7 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 4 min
 26 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 19 min
 5 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 4 min
 12 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 12 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Coffs Harbour to Sydney by land?
The distance between Coffs Harbour and Sydney is 523 km by road including 497 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Coffs Harbour and Sydney respectively.
How far is Coffs Harbour to Sydney by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Coffs Harbour and Sydney is 434 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Coffs Harbour and Sydney respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Coffs Harbour from Sydney by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 32 min to cover the distance of 434 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 1 h 58 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Coffs Harbour to Sydney?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 1 h 48 min to cover the distance of 434 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 2 h 4 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Coffs Harbour and Sydney?
The halfway point between Coffs Harbour and Sydney is Coolongolook. It is located about 6 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Coolongolook to Coffs Harbour is 256 km and driving will take about 2 h 24 min. The road between Coolongolook and Sydney has length 268 km and will take approximately 2 h 38 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Coffs Harbour in relation to Sydney?
Coffs Harbour is located 434 km northeast of Sydney.
Coffs Harbour has geographic coordinates: latitude 30.29624, longitude 153.11353.
Sydney has geographic coordinates: latitude 33.85482, longitude 151.21645.
Which highway goes from Coffs Harbour to Sydney?
The route from Coffs Harbour to Sydney follows M1, A1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 M2: 7 km
 A43: 4 km
 A3: 4 km