The epicenter of the Southern highlands offers heritage and history being home to the Bradman Museum and International Cricket Hall of Fame, elegant homesteads dating back to the late 1800s, gardens and vineyards. From here you can also take the Illawarra Tourism Route.
Sydney to Bowral by Car
It’s a very straightforward route taking the via Hume Motorway/M31.
Journey Time: 1 h 21 min (118 km)
If you had more time available you could optionally take an incredibly scenic route via Grand Pacific Drive and from Shellharbour take the Illawarra Hwy through the Macquarie Pass.
Journey Time: 3 h 27 min (177 km)
Sydney to Bowral by Train
The fastest train service is the Southern XPLORER TRAIN 631 which you can take from Central Station to Bowral with a journey time of 1 h 36 min and ticket cost from $18. For ticket booking and planning see here.
Optionally you can take the T8 (Macarthur via Airport) to Campbelltown and change service to the SHL (Campbelltown to Moss Vale) train and disembark at Bowral with a journey time of 2 h and 24 min and ticket cost from $6.20. For times and journey planning see here.