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

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Fly  •  5h 52m

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Emerald (EMD) NTL - EMD

$228 - $622

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Bus  •  31h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton
  3. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Emerald station

$165 - $478

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Train  •  28h 9m

  1. Take the train from Broadmeadow Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Emerald Spirit of the Outback

$176 - $259

Bus, train  •  33h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Charlestown to Brisbane
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Emerald Spirit of the Outback

$167 - $273

Drive  •  15h 42m

  1. Drive from Newcastle to Emerald 832.6 miles

$110 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle to Emerald is to drive which costs $160 - $250 and takes 15h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle to Emerald is to fly which costs $320 - $900 and takes 5h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle to Emerald station. However, there are services departing from Newcastle and arriving at Emerald station via Brisbane and Rockhampton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Newcastle station to Emerald. However, there are services departing from Broadmeadow Station and arriving at Emerald via Brisbane Roma Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 9m.

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The distance between Newcastle and Emerald is 1103 km. The road distance is 1332.2 km.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Emerald without a car is to train which takes 28h 9m and costs $240 - $370.

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It takes approximately 5h 52m to get from Newcastle to Emerald, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Emerald is to fly which takes 5h 52m and costs $320 - $900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $240 - $370 and takes 28h 9m, you could also bus, which costs $230 - $700 and takes 31h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle to Emerald.
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  • Distance: 689.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 52m

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

Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar fly from Newcastle to Emerald every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Newcastle to Emerald via Brisbane and Brisbane Roma Street in around 28h 9m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Newcastle to Emerald via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Newcastle to Emerald via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Newcastle to Emerald via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Broadmeadow Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$75 - $110
1st Class
$100 - $150
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Emerald
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
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Queensland Rail Travel
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
Early bird
$70 - $90
Advantage
$95 - $150
Premium
$100 - $210
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early bird
$65 - $80
Advantage
$85 - $130
Premium
$95 - $190
Bus from Rockhampton to Emerald station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early bird
$30 - $40
Advantage
$35 - $50
Premium
$40 - $70
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 from Brisbane to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Charlestown to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service

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There is no direct flight from Newcastle Airport to Emerald Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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

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Emerald is 1h behind Newcastle. It is currently 3:26 PM in Newcastle and 2:26 PM in Emerald.

Newcastle to Emerald train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Emerald station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newcastle to Emerald is 1332 km. It takes approximately 15h 42m to drive from Newcastle to Emerald.

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

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There are 23+ hotels available in Emerald. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Newcastle Airport is to line 136 bus which takes 27m and costs $3 - $5.

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