COUNTRYLINK XPT TRAIN – DIRECT SERVICE
You can take a leisurely train ride to Orange from Central Station in Sydney. Board the Dubbo XPT train service from the Country Platform at Sydney Central Station at 7.12 in the morning and you’ll be at the historic Orange Railway Station by 12pm.
The XPT has a dining car serving breakfast and lunch during the trip, with a tuckshop to buy tea, coffee, hot chocolate and snacks. It’s a 5 hour journey, but looking out those plate glass windows onto the breathtaking scenery of the Blue Mountains eating a sausage roll with tomato sauce can’t really be beaten as an authentic Australian experience.
On the way back to Sydney, the XPT direct service leaves Orange at 4pm and you’re back in the big smoke by around 9pm.