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

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Fly from Newcastle  •  8h 25m

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Darwin (DRW) NTL - DRW

$351 - $426

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Train to Sydney, fly  •  8h 47m

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

$166 - $387

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Bus  •  2 days 19h

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa
  3. Take the bus from Mount Isa to Tennant Creek
  4. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Darwin

$335 - $818

Train  •  3 days 10h

  1. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station
  2. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
  3. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Darwin

$969 - $2,001

Drive  •  40h 30m

  1. Drive from Newcastle to Darwin 2381.4 miles

$330 - $490

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle to Darwin is to train and fly which costs $230 - $550 and takes 8h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle to Darwin is to fly which costs $490 - $600 and takes 8h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle to Darwin. However, there are services departing from Newcastle and arriving at Darwin via Brisbane, Mount Isa and Tennant Creek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 19h.

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The distance between Newcastle and Darwin is 3116 km. The road distance is 3810.2 km.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Darwin without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 19h and costs $470 - $1,200.

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It takes approximately 8h 25m to get from Newcastle to Darwin, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Darwin is to fly which takes 8h 25m and costs $490 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $470 - $1,200 and takes 2 days 19h, you could also train, which costs $1,300 - $2,900 and takes 3 days 10h.

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There is no direct flight from Newcastle Airport to Darwin Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 20m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Newcastle to Darwin.
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  • Distance: 1947.4 miles
  • Duration: 8h 25m

What companies run services between Newcastle, NSW, Australia and Darwin, NT, Australia?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and three other airlines fly from Newcastle to Darwin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newcastle to Darwin via Brisbane, Mount Isa, and Tennant Creek in around 2 days 19h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Newcastle to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $400
Flights from Newcastle to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $700
Flights from Newcastle to Darwin via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Flights from Newcastle to Darwin via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $400
Flights from Newcastle to Darwin via Brisbane, Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Newcastle to Darwin via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Sydney to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Newcastle to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $400
Flights from Newcastle to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $400
Flights from Newcastle to Darwin via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $450
Flights from Newcastle to Darwin via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $490
Flights from Sydney to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Newcastle to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $800
Flights from Newcastle to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $850
Flights from Newcastle to Darwin via Brisbane, Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $270
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
24h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$280 - $650
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$284
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$480 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $650
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Darwin
Ave. Duration
2 days 5h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$650 - $1,300
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Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$661
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,216
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,294
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,529
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 Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Premium
$100 - $210
Advantage
$95 - $150
Early bird
$70 - $90
Bus from Mount Isa to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Premium
$85 - $170
Advantage
$80 - $120
Early bird
$60 - $75
Bus from Tennant Creek to Darwin
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $260
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Premium
$130 - $260
Advantage
$110 - $180
Early bird
$85 - $110
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Newcastle to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
28h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au

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More Questions & Answers

Darwin is 1h 30m behind Newcastle. It is currently 3:33 PM in Newcastle and 2:03 PM in Darwin.

Yes, the driving distance between Newcastle to Darwin is 3810 km. It takes approximately 40h 30m to drive from Newcastle to Darwin.

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

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There are 138+ hotels available in Darwin. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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

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