Adelaide to Broken Hill
Adelaide is the closest major city to Broken Hill, so you could rent a car enjoy a leisurely 5-hour road trip, passing through the beautiful Barossa Valley on the way. However, it’s a missed opportunity if you don’t catch the Indian Pacific train on its journey from Sydney through to Perth, stopping between Adelaide and Broken Hill.
This is one of Australia’s most iconic rail journeys and if you book Gold or Platinum class it’s arguably one of the most luxe ways to make your way there.
To fast track your journey simply catch a 1-hour Regional Express flight from Adelaide domestic airport to be amongst the red-earthed beauty of this town before you can say ‘G’day’.
Melbourne to Broken Hill
Melbourne is approximately 9 hours from Broken Hill, so if your driving stamina isn’t what it used to be simply catch one of the 3-hour flights from the Melbourne domestic airport.
If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, Southern Cross Coaches offer daily services from Melbourne to Mildura and Mildura to Broken Hill twice a week.
Sydney to Broken Hill
Sydney is an epic 12-hour odyssey from Broken Hill but if you’re looking to recreate your own ‘Priscilla Queen of The Desert’ road trip then that might be exactly what you’re looking for. Sydney is also where the Indian Pacific starts it’s seminal 2-day trip from Central Station, so if you prefer to simply sit back and take in the sights then this is your best option.
You can also catch one of the daily 2.5 hour flights to Broken Hill from Sydney domestic airport aboard Rex airlines.