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

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Fly to Newcastle  •  5 h 1 min

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

$124 - $355

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Fly to Sydney, train  •  6 h 45 min

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

$79 - $327

3 alternative options

Bus  •  27 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from 85 Franklin St to Albury
  2. Take the bus from Albury station to Sydney
  3. Take the bus from Sydney to Newcastle

$115 - $165

Train  •  30 h 59 min

  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

$305 - $690

Drive  •  16 h 23 min

  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 - $230 and takes 27 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Newcastle is to fly which costs $170 - $490 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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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 via Albury station and Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 25 min.

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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 30 h 59 min.

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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 27 h 25 min and costs $150 - $230.

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It takes approximately 5 h 1 min 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 5 h 1 min and costs $170 - $490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $230 and takes 27 h 25 min, you could also train, which costs $420 - $950 and takes 30 h 59 min.

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

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, Albury station, and Sydney in around 27 h 25 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Newcastle via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Adelaide to Newcastle via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Adelaide to Newcastle via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Newcastle via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Newcastle via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
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
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $23
1st Class
$21 - $35
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
27 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$291
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$490 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
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
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Albury station to Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $19
Flexifare
$21 - $30
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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

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Adelaide to Newcastle bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Newcastle station.

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Newcastle is 30 min ahead of Adelaide. It is currently 9:51 PM in Adelaide and 10:21 PM 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 16 h 23 min to drive from Adelaide to Newcastle.

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

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There are 194+ 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 18 min and costs $4.

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