Getting Here & Around


Broken Hill is the Accessible Outback 

The nostalgia of the Great Australian Road Trip can be easily resurrected on a trip to Broken Hill. Load up the car with friends, family, and luggage, put on your favourite playlist and travel on sealed roads all the way from any capital city. The journey will be as rewarding as the destination as you create new memories along the great open road. For more inspiration and itineraries click HERE.

Remember to perfect the famous outback wave to passing drivers. There are many versions, so take your pick. Some drivers favour a wave of the hand, others like raising a lazy finger or two. Some of the most enthusiastic travellers say ‘g’day’ with a lift of their bush hats.

For the fast way in and out, you can fly direct every day to and from Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne (via Mildura) or jump on the weekly Outback Explorer XPT and enjoy an amazing and relaxing journey along the great train routes. 

illustrated topographical map of broken hill


Sydney 1,134 km - The most direct route is through the Blue Mountains to Mudgee, Dubbo, Nyngan, Cobar, Wilcannia through to Broken Hill.

Drive Time: Approximately 13 hours.

Melbourne 837 km - Take the Calder highway to Mildura, then continue through to Wentworth and then Broken Hill.

Drive Time: Approximately 9 hours.

Adelaide 517 km - Follow the M2 onto the Barrier Highway (A32) which will take you through Gawler, Burra, Yunta and Broken Hill.

Drive Time: Approximately 6 hours.

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Broken Hill Airport is located 6 km from Broken Hill's CBD, Broken Hill is well serviced with Rex Airlines & QantasLink offering regular flights. See or for schedules and booking information.



The Broken Hill Outback Explorer train operates weekly to and from Sydney and Broken Hill, daily XPT train services to Dubbo with coach connections to Broken Hill, Bourke and Lightning Ridge are also available. See NSW TrainLink bookings | for schedules and booking information.



Coach services are operating between Adelaide and Broken Hill (twice a week), Dubbo (daily) and Mildura (twice a week) by Transport NSW. See for schedules and booking information or call 13 22 32.


Getting around Broken Hill 

Car Rentals

If you prefer to run on your own timetable, hiring a car is a great option to make your way around Broken Hill with major companies represented including HertzAvis and Sixt.

Avis: 0407 878 787

Hertz/Thrifty: 08 8087 2719 

Sixt: 08 8088 1928 


Taxi Services

Yellow Cabs or 13Cabs: 08 8087 2555

Broken Hill Independent Taxi's and Hire Car Service: 08 8087 7744  

Ride Share

FamiLEE Business Transport: 0467 453 903

Hitch a Ride: 0432 377 267

Outback Ooba Rideshare: 0407 504 795

Silver City Rideshare: 0421 487 321

Bus Services

CDC Broken Hill operate regular bus service timetables in and around Broken Hill, visit their website for timetables and more information.