Getting There

Lightning Ridge is located approximately 770 kms north west of Sydney and 70 kms from Hebel on the
Qld side on the NSW Qld border. Rail, bus, flights and a fully sealed road provide access to the town.


A number of highways provide routes to Lightning Ridge, including the:

• Great Inland Way

• Newell Highway

• Kamilaroi Highway

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• Brisbane to Lightning Ridge Services operate throughout the  week.   
Phone 02 6829 0333 

• Dubbo to Lightning Ridge Services operate  throughout  the  week     
Phone 1800 277 774      


Countrylink provides a daily train service from Sydney to Dubbo and a link up to the coach service from Dubbo to Lightning Ridge.
Phone 132232
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A number of carriers operate to Dubbo with connecting coach services available from Dubbo to Lightning Ridge. Alternatively car hire is also available from Dubbo.

• Air Link Airlines Phone 61 2 6884 2435
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• Rex Airlines
Phone 131713
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• Qantas
Phone 61 2 9691 3636
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• Private charter flights are available from most capital cities. Contact your nearest operator for details.

Car Hire from Dubbo

If flying to Dubbo, a number of car hire services are available from Dubbo

• Avis Australia

• Budget

• Thrifty


A number of sites provide information for available accommodation in the Lightning Ridge area

Outback Now
Lightning Ridge Australia