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There are 5 ways to get from Adelaide to Newcastle by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Newcastle  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Newcastle (NTL) ADL - NTL

$124 - $355

Cheapest option

Fly to Sydney, train  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Sydney (SYD) ADL - SYD
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange

$79 - $326

3 alternative options

Bus  •  26h 25m

  1. Take the bus from 85 Franklin St to Albury
  2. Take the bus from Albury station to Sydney
  3. Take the bus from Central Station, Chalmers St to Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av

$107 - $150

Train  •  27h 46m

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney Indian Pacific
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange Central Coast and Newcastle Line

$298 - $673

Drive  •  16h 23m

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Newcastle 932.6 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Newcastle is to bus which costs $150 - $220 and takes 26h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Newcastle is to fly which costs $170 - $500 and takes 5h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Newcastle. However, there are services departing from 85 Franklin St and arriving at Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av via Albury station and Central Station, Chalmers St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Adelaide to Newcastle. However, there are services departing from Adelaide Parklands and arriving at Newcastle Interchange via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 46m.

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The distance between Adelaide and Newcastle is 1235 km. The road distance is 1492.1 km.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Newcastle without a car is to bus which takes 26h 25m and costs $150 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Adelaide to Newcastle, including transfers.

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Adelaide to Newcastle bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from 85 Franklin St station.

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Adelaide to Newcastle train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, depart from Adelaide Parklands station.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Newcastle is to fly which takes 5h 1m and costs $170 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $220 and takes 26h 25m, you could also train, which costs $420 - $950 and takes 27h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Newcastle.
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  • Distance: 771.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 1m

What companies run services between Adelaide, SA, Australia and Newcastle, NSW, Australia?

FlyPelican, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Adelaide to Newcastle every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Adelaide to Newcastle via Albury station, Sydney, and Central Station, Chalmers St in around 26h 25m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Newcastle via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Newcastle via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney via Avalon
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Adelaide to Newcastle via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney via Avalon
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Newcastle via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Newcastle via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney
Ave. Duration
24h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$280 - $650
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$284
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$480 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $650
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Bus operators
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from 85 Franklin St to Albury
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Albury station to Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Central Station, Chalmers St to Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
Transport NSW

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The quickest flight from Adelaide Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Adelaide to Newcastle bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Newcastle Interchange, Stewart Av station.

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Newcastle is 30m ahead of Adelaide. It is currently 8:17 AM in Adelaide and 8:47 AM in Newcastle.

Adelaide to Newcastle train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Newcastle Interchange station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Newcastle is 1492 km. It takes approximately 16h 23m to drive from Adelaide to Newcastle.

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FlyPelican, Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar offer flights from Adelaide Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 208+ hotels available in Newcastle. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Adelaide Airport is to bus which takes 18m and costs $4.

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