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

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Train  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Broadmeadow Station to Armidale Station 223

$39 - $58

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Bus  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle to Urunga Gx241
  2. Take the bus from Urunga to Armidale

$67 - $113

Drive  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle to Armidale 245 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Newcastle  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Armidale (ARM) NTL - ARM

$101 - $391

Train to Sydney, fly  •  5 h 27 min

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

$141 - $332

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle to Armidale is to drive which costs $45 - $75 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle to Armidale is to fly which costs $140 - $550 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle to Armidale. However, there are services departing from Newcastle and arriving at Armidale via Urunga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

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The distance between Newcastle and Armidale is 270 km. The road distance is 392 km.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Armidale without a car is to train which takes 6 h 53 min and costs $55 - $85.

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It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to get from Newcastle to Armidale, including transfers.

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Newcastle to Armidale bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Newcastle station.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Armidale is to train which takes 6 h 53 min and costs $55 - $85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $160 and takes 9 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs $140 - $550 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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There is no direct flight from Newcastle Airport to Armidale Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Newcastle to Armidale bus services, operated by New England Coaches, arrive at Armidale station.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle to Armidale.
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  • Distance: 168.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 53 min

What companies run services between Newcastle, NSW, Australia and Armidale, NSW, Australia?

Transport NSW operates a train from Newcastle to Armidale 6 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 5 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newcastle to Armidale via Urunga and Urunga in around 9 h 30 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Newcastle to Armidale via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Newcastle to Armidale via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Sydney to Armidale
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Newcastle to Armidale via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Broadmeadow Station to Armidale Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
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 Newcastle to Urunga
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$30 - $45
Flexifare
$40 - $60

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Yes, the driving distance between Newcastle to Armidale is 392 km. It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to drive from Newcastle to Armidale.

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VivaColombia, Jetstar, Qantas and Regional Express offer flights from Newcastle Airport to Armidale Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Armidale. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Newcastle Airport is to bus which takes 28 min and costs $3 - $5.

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