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There are 4 ways to get from Nelson Bay to Sydney by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Donald St At Stockton St to Maitland Rd Opp Beaumont St 130 / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamilton Station to Central Station Ccn

$13 - $17

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Bus  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Donald St At Stockton St to Maitland Rd Opp Beaumont St 130 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Newcastle to Sydney Gx422

$34 - $60

Drive  •  2h 27m

  1. Drive from Nelson Bay to Sydney 207.1 km

$23 - $35

Fly  •  2h 50m

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Sydney (SYD) NTL - SYD

$142 - $253

Nelson Bay to Sydney by bus

The bus journey time between Nelson Bay and Sydney is around 10h 59m and covers a distance of around 233 km. The fastest bus normally takes 9h 42m. Operated by Port Stephens Coaches, Newcastle Transport and Greyhound Australia, the Nelson Bay to Sydney bus service departs from Donald St At Stockton St and arrives in Sydney. Typically eight buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Nelson Bay to Sydney bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Nelson Bay to Sydney is to bus and train which costs $13 - $18 and takes 4h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Nelson Bay to Sydney is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 2h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nelson Bay to Sydney. However, there are services departing from Donald St At Stockton St and arriving at Sydney via Maitland Rd Opp Beaumont St and Newcastle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 25m.

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It is 154 km from Nelson Bay to Sydney. It is approximately 207.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Nelson Bay to Sydney without a car is to bus and train which takes 4h 23m and costs $13 - $18.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m to get from Nelson Bay to Sydney, including transfers.

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Nelson Bay to Sydney bus services, operated by Port Stephens Coaches, depart from Donald St At Stockton St station.

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The best way to get from Nelson Bay to Sydney is to bus which takes 5h 25m and costs $30 - $65. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $140 - $260 and takes 2h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Newcastle Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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Nelson Bay to Sydney bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Sydney station.

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  • Distance: 154.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 23m

What companies run services between Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia and Sydney, NSW, Australia?

You can take a bus from Nelson Bay to Sydney via Maitland Rd Opp Beaumont St and Newcastle in around 5h 25m. Alternatively, FlyPelican flies from Nelson Bay to Sydney 3 times a week.

Airlines
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Newcastle to Sydney
Ave. Duration
37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Hamilton Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$9 - $12
Opal single trip ticket
$11 - $15
Bus operators
Port Stephens Coaches
Phone
(02) 4982 2940
Website
pscoaches.com.au
Bus from Donald St At Stockton St to Maitland Rd Opp Beaumont St
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Port Stephens Coaches
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Newcastle to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$27 - $40
Advantage
$30 - $45
Premium
$30 - $50

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Yes, the driving distance between Nelson Bay to Sydney is 207 km. It takes approximately 2h 27m to drive from Nelson Bay to Sydney.

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FlyPelican offers flights from Newcastle Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 755+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Nelson Bay to Newcastle Airport is to bus which takes 58 min and costs $3 - $5.

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