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Cheap Sydney to Dubbo Flights
Dubbo is a popular holiday destination for local and international travellers looking for adventure in New South Wales. From it's eerie heritage to the popular Taronga Western Plains Zoo, the city caters for a variety of ages.
With 60 flights a week from Sydney to Dubbo, you can be exploring this unique part of Australia in under an hour. Book your trip with either Regional Express or Qantas and use Webjet to help you find great cheap flights.
Ready to go on NSW adventure? Here's everything you need to know about flying from Sydney to Dubbo!
Departing from Sydney Airport
Getting to Sydney Airport
The fastest way to get from the city to the airport is with the train. The T8 Airport Line takes 13 minutes to arrive at the departure terminals. The train runs every 10 minutes from 5:00 a.m. to midnight 7-days a week.
If you're budget conscious, take the bus to the airport. Route 400 departs from the CBD and stops outside the T1 International and T3 Domestic terminals every day. Tickets cost only AUD 5.60 each way.
Metered taxis and ridesharing services like Uber are also available. A trip from the CBD usually costs AUD 45-55 and takes 20-minutes if there is no traffic.
Parking Options at Sydney Airport
- For weekend trips to Dubbo, park your car in either P1 or P2. You'll get better short-term rates and be only a short walking distance from the terminal buildings.
- If you're planning a longer stay in Dubbo, leave your vehicle in P3. You'll get better value for your money with a daily discounted rate. Plus it's close to the terminals and the check-in counters.
- For budget travellers, the cheapest parking option is at Blu Emu. It's located on Ross Smith Avenue and is a 15-minute drive from the terminals. Use the free 24-hour shuttle bus that runs between the car park and airport.
Which Domestic Terminal Will Your Sydney to Dubbo Flight Depart From?
- If you're flying with Regional Express to Dubbo, your flight will depart from Terminal 2.
- Qantas flights to Dubbo usually leave from Terminal 3.
Arriving at Dubbo Airport
Getting from Dubbo Airport to Your Hotel
There are no public transport options that serve Dubbo Airport.
The best way to get to your hotel is to take a metered taxi. A trip into town will cost you AUD 12, and you'll find the cabs waiting outside of the arrivals terminal.
Want to hire your own car while in Dubbo? You'll find five car rental companies to choose from in the arrivals area of the terminal building.
What are the top things to do and see in Dubbo?
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Home to more than 5,000 animals, including lions, tigers, elephants, giraffes and more, the Taronga Western Plains Zoo is well worth a visit during your stay in Dubbo. Featuring a 5.3 kilometre circuit that passes by the zoo’s fantastic open-range enclosures, there are plenty of fascinating creatures to see on foot or with the help of a hire bike or cart. There’s so much to see throughout the sprawling grounds, so be prepared to spend a full day at the zoo after your Rex flights from Sydney to Dubbo arrive.
Old Dubbo Gaol
Located on Dubbo’s main street, the Old Dubbo Gaol is a historic gaol that was in use from 1847 to 1966. Today, the gaol offers an insight into how prisoners were treated day-to-day and the ways in which they were punished for their crimes. A collection of animatronic figures and holographic displays retell the stories of the facility’s most notorious prisoners, while a number of artefacts, including hangman’s ropes and more, offer a chilling connection to the past. Join a guided tour once your flights from Sydney to Dubbo touch down to discover some interesting facts about the gaol, or, if you’re brave enough, set out on a tour after dark.
Other Things To Do in Dubbo
- Visit the Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden. It's known for its authentic Japanese Garden, peaceful Biodiversity Garden and it's Sensory Garden. It's a unique experience designed to let you experience nature through smell, sight, sound, touch and taste.
- Is your head always up in the clouds? Then you need to visit the Dubbo Observatory! Armed with it's new 17" telescope, it's the perfect place to explore the planets, stars and galaxies above us.
When is the best time to visit Dubbo?
If you’re on the hunt for cheap Rex Sydney to Dubbo flights, consider visiting during winter. Between June and August, the regional city experiences its coolest temperatures, averaging between 15℃ and 17℃ during the day and falling to around 4℃ at night. At this time, fewer tourists make their way to Dubbo, meaning that you may also be able to snag a great deal on accommodation in Dubbo. Although the weather may be cool during winter, there’s still plenty to see and do across Dubbo.
To enjoy Dubbo’s best weather, plan your stay to coincide with the summer months. From December to February, the days are long and hot, averaging at around 31℃. Although the weather may be a little too warm to spend a lot of time outside, you’ll find an assortment of indoor attractions across the city, from tenpin bowling and shopping to the Western Plains Cultural Centre.
If you’re wanting to head outside and embrace the great outdoors during your time in Dubbo, autumn and spring are both great times to visit on flights from Sydney to Dubbo. The weather is warm, yet not too hot, allowing you to get active without working up a sweat.
Frequently Asked Questions
What airport does Rex fly from in Sydney?
Rex Airlines flights depart from Terminal 2 at Sydney Airport.
How far is Dubbo from Sydney?
Dubbo is approximately 300 kilometres away from Sydney.
Why is Dubbo called Dubbo?
Dubbo is named after Dubbo Station, a property that was once owned by Robert Dulhunty, an early European settler in the region. It is believed that Dulhunty had misheard the pronunciation of a local Wiradjuri word meaning ‘red soil’ or ‘head covering’, arriving at the name we now use by accident.