Distance between Sydney and Adelaide
The distance from Sydney to Adelaide is 1,359 kilometers by road including 425 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 16 hours and 4 minutes and goes through Murray Bridge, Haymarket, Chippendale, Redfern, Alexandria, Waterloo and Eveleigh.
Shortest distance by air  1,163 km ✈️ 
Car route length  1,359 km 🚗 
Driving time  16 h 4 min 
Fuel amount  108.7 L 
Fuel cost  174 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Sydney  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
2 km, 03 min


Haymarket  2 km  03 min  0.1 L  
1 km, 00 min


Chippendale  2 km  03 min  0.2 L  
1 km, 00 min


Redfern  3 km  04 min  0.2 L  
2 km, 02 min


Alexandria  5 km  06 min  0.3 L  
2 km, 02 min


St Peters  7 km  09 min  0.5 L  
M8 5 km, 05 min


Tempe  12 km  15 min  0.6 L  
M8 5 km, 06 min


Kingsgrove  17 km  21 min  1.3 L  
M8 B12 1,269 km, 14 h 54 min


Murray Bridge  1,285 km  15 h 16 min  102.6 L  
A1 M1 76 km, 50 min


Adelaide  1,361 km  16 h 06 min  108.7 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Sydney to Adelaide?
Fuel cost: 174 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,359 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 Sydney to Adelaide?
Driving time: 16 h 4 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 388 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 3 h 31 min
 21 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 12 min
 796 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 8 h 50 min
 79 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 59 min
 20 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 20 min
 17 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 20 min
 2 km with a maximum speed 40 km/h = 2 min
 36 km with a maximum speed 20 km/h = 1 h 46 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Sydney to Adelaide by land?
The distance between Sydney and Adelaide is 1,359 km by road including 425 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Sydney and Adelaide respectively.
How far is Sydney to Adelaide by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Sydney and Adelaide is 1,163 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 Sydney and Adelaide respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Sydney from Adelaide by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 1 h 27 min to cover the distance of 1,163 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 5 h 17 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 Sydney to Adelaide?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 4 h 50 min to cover the distance of 1,163 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 5 h 32 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 Sydney and Adelaide?
The halfway point between Sydney and Adelaide is Hay. It is located about 12 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Hay to Sydney is 691 km and driving will take about 8 h. The road between Hay and Adelaide has length 668 km and will take approximately 8 h 4 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Sydney in relation to Adelaide?
Sydney is located 1,163 km east of Adelaide.
Sydney has geographic coordinates: latitude 33.86796, longitude 151.21005.
Adelaide has geographic coordinates: latitude 34.92743, longitude 138.5999.
Which highway goes from Sydney to Adelaide?
The route from Sydney to Adelaide follows B12, M31, A20.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 M1: 69 km
 MR 694: 49 km
 A1: 24 km
 A39: 23 km
 M5: 19 km
 M8: 8 km
 B57: 7 km
 A8: 3 km
 B400: 2 km
 B85: 1 km