There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Newcastle  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Newcastle (NTL) MEL - NTL

$65 - $287

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Fe31
  2. Take the bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St 100

$53 - $66

4 alternative options

Fly to Sydney, train  •  6 h 22 min

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

$90 - $278

Train  •  14 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 624 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange Central Coast and Newcastle Line

$78 - $196

Bus, train  •  15 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange

$92 - $163

Drive  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Newcastle 624.6 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Newcastle is to bus which costs $70 - $90 and takes 16 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Newcastle is to fly which takes 4 h 17 min and costs $85 - $390.

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The distance between Melbourne and Newcastle is 822 km. The road distance is 999 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Melbourne to Newcastle, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Newcastle. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at King St At Perkins St via Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 and Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Newcastle. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Newcastle Interchange via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 48 min.

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What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Newcastle, NSW, Australia?

Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly from Melbourne to Newcastle 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Newcastle via Central Station in around 14 h 48 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
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
$22 - $35
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $120
Sleeper
$150 - $180
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $95
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Port Stephens Coaches
Website
pscoaches.com.au
Bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
pscoaches.com.au

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