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There are 7 ways to get from Brisbane to Newcastle by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Brisbane to Newcastle  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Newcastle (NTL) BNE - NTL

$57 - $217

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Fly Brisbane to Sydney, train  •  6 h 19 min

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

$82 - $258

Train to Gold Coast, fly to Newcastle  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Central, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Newcastle (NTL) OOL - NTL

$63 - $269

Train  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Broadmeadow Station 32

$75 - $110

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  13 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Newcastle Gx423 / ...

$65 - $110

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  15 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Westfield Garden City to Newcastle

$84 - $115

Drive  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Newcastle 487.9 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Newcastle is to drive which costs $95 - $150 and takes 8 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Newcastle is to fly which costs $80 - $310 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brisbane Roma Street and arriving at Newcastle. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brisbane and arriving at Broadmeadow Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 57 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Newcastle is 619 km. The road distance is 780.6 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Newcastle without a car is to train which takes 11 h 57 min and costs $100 - $160.

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It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from Brisbane to Newcastle, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Newcastle bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Brisbane Roma Street station.

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Brisbane to Newcastle train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Brisbane station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Newcastle is to fly which takes 4 h 6 min and costs $80 - $310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $160 and takes 11 h 57 min, you could also bus, which costs $90 - $160 and takes 13 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Newcastle.
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  • Distance: 386.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 6 min

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Newcastle, NSW, Australia?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Brisbane to Newcastle every 3 hours. Alternatively, Transport NSW operates a train from Brisbane to Newcastle once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 11 h 57 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Gold Coast to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Gold Coast to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
Train from Brisbane to Broadmeadow Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$75 - $110
1st Class
$100 - $150
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Bus operators
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 Brisbane Roma Street to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$65 - $95
Flexifare
$80 - $110
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Westfield Garden City to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Brisbane to Newcastle train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Broadmeadow Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Newcastle is 781 km. It takes approximately 8 h 47 min to drive from Brisbane to Newcastle.

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

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There are 196+ hotels available in Newcastle. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Brisbane Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs $14 - $20.

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